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Book a ceremony

You can book your marriage or civil partnership ceremony in three ways:

  • at a church or religious building
  • at a register office
  • at an approved venue.

See our fees and charges for booking a ceremony.

To get married in a church or other religious building, you need to contact the person in charge. The government website provides further information on religious marriages.

To get married at the register office, book a ceremony with us.

To get married at an approved venue you need to contact the venue first and agree a provisional date. Once you have a date, you then need to book a ceremony with us.

Email registrars@iow.gov.uk to book a ceremony with us.

For all marriage or civil partnerships, once a date has been agreed you are required to give notice.

Ceremonies with us

We offer ceremonies at our Seaclose offices. 

The St Catherine's ceremony room is available to book on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday each week. This room has space for the couple plus 12 other people (including guests, photographer, etc.).

We also offer ceremonies at the register office on Wednesdays at 9.30am and 10am. These ceremonies are for the couple plus their two witnesses. No other guests are permitted to attend.

If you need to cancel a ceremony

In the event you need to cancel a ceremony for any reason, you will be required to notify us in writing. You can email registrars@iow.gov.uk.  

If you cancel:

  • more than eight weeks before the ceremony date, you will receive a full refund (excluding non-refundable booking fee and notice fees)
  • between four and eight weeks before the ceremony date, you will receive a 50 per cent refund (excluding any non-refundable booking fee and notice fees)
  • less than four weeks before the ceremony date (or failure to cancel), no refund will be given.

Other options

View this flip book for local venues and helpful hints.


Some of the information on this page links back to our council website (iow.gov.uk)

Contact information

Registrars

Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Newport
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Appointments 9am to 4.30pm.