Civil Partnerships

About Civil Partnerships

We are pleased to announce that the law has changed and now opposite sex couples can book a civil partnership, previously only available to same sex couples. We are able to take civil partnership notices for opposite-sex couples from Monday 2 December. Please contact our ceremonies team to make a booking or for further information.

Where can the ceremony be held?

 Registrations can be completed in any Register Office or approved venue.

Do we have to have a ceremony?

 No. Civil partnership registrations may be just a short signing, a small dignified ceremony or (by prior arrangement) an enhanced ceremony with additional vows, readings and music of your choice.

What happens during a Civil Partnership Ceremony?

Each ceremony is unique to the couple. Working within the ceremony framework and with the Civil Partnership Registrar, we will help you create your own unique celebration by selecting words, poems and readings that hold a special meaning to you.

How much does a Civil Partnership ceremony cost?

Check ceremony fees for civil partnerships at Brighton Town Hall and other approved venues

Ceremony checklist

Complete the ceremony checklist i you are registering your Civil Partnership in the Regency Room, or at one of the other approved venues in Brighton & Hove.

The checklist will be filed with your paperwork and help the Registrar to tailor your ceremony to your wishes.

Other frequently asked questions about ceremonies

Find the answer to any questions you may have about your ceremony

Get more information about civil partnerships on GOV.UK website

For more information on civil partnerships please phone 01273 292 016 or email ceremonies@brighton-hove.gov.uk.

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