COVID-19 – Weddings and Civil Partnerships – The government announcement on 11 May 2020 

Following Government guidance issued on 11 May 2020, regretfully the Registration Service remains unable to carry out any type of marriage or civil partnership ceremony during the present lockdown period.  You may have noticed in the guidance issued that the government has advised that they hope to ‘permit small wedding ceremonies from 1 June 2020’.  It is important you know that the Registration Service has not yet been advised how many guests this may involve, the costs which may apply or where such ceremonies can be held.  Indeed, the resumption of any ceremonies from this date has yet to be formally confirmed by governments.  We continue to engage with the General Registration Office on this matter, and when further information is available we will update everyone accordingly as the earliest opportunity.  

Should you have any queries in relation to your ceremony, marriage and civil partnership in general, please contact us by email at  Please be aware that due to our ceremony team operating homeworking, email is the only form of contact to the office.  Your patience at this time would be greatly appreciated, and be assured that we will aim to respond to all emails within two working days of receipt. 

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Address: The Register Office, 27 Fenkle street, Alnwick, NE66 1HW.


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