Civil Partnerships

What are Civil Partnerships?

Civil Partnership registration is available for couples of the same sex.

 

The General Register Office has issued the following statement

Civil Partnerships Supreme Court Judgement

On 27th June 2018 the Supreme Court ruled that the Civil Partnership Act 2004, which only applies to same-sex couples, is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights.

This judgment will now be considered by The Government Equalities Office (GEO).

At this time the legislation remains the same with no provision for opposite sex civil partnerships to take place. Therefore current registration arrangements are unaffected.

https://www.gov.uk/marriages-civil-partnerships

Where can the ceremony be held?

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

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. 

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?

See our Brighton Town Hall and Approved venue fees

Ceremony checklist

If you are registering your Civil Partnership in the Regency Room or at one of the other approved venues in Brighton & Hove, it would be helpful if you could fill in the Brighton & Hove online ceremony checklist.

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 other questions you may have about your ceremony

For more information on civil partnerships please telephone us (01273) 292016 or email ceremonies@brighton-hove.gov.uk

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