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We’re sure you can find the right venue to suit your needs and personality in Islington and the City of London.

The prospect of planning and booking a civil partnership ceremony can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry!

We are here to help guide you through.

Where do I start?
The first thing you need decide on is the venue for your ceremony. Islington and the City of London have over 40 venues to choose from, from ancient livery halls to modern restaurants. Many couples also choose to Say I Do at the beautiful and historic Islington Town Hall.

We have lots of information you may find helps to make your decision on our ‘Your Questions’ page.

Who can have a civil partnership?
Both same-sex and opposite-sex couples are now able to have a civil partnership.

Couples are advised to complete their own further research before booking a marriage or civil partnership, particularly if either party is a national of another country or you are planning to live abroad, as there may be differences in how a marriage and a civil partnership are recognised in other countries.

If you would like more information on the differences between a marriage and a civil partnership, please visit for the government’s advice.

Booking a registrar
When you’ve decided where you want to have the civil partnership, you will need to book the date and time with us.  If you are getting having it at the Town Hall, the room and registrars are booked during the same process. If you are having it in another approved venue, you will need to book the registrars to attend your venue.

Please click on the ‘Book a civil partnership’ button at the top of the page to book.

What to do next
Once you’ve made your booking we’ll send you a confirmation email to guide you through the process of planning the ceremony and answer any of your questions.

At any time if you have any further questions please do not hesitate to contact us.