Should I choose to have a marriage or a civil partnership?
Both same-sex and opposite-sex couples are now able to choose whether they want to have a marriage or 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 gov.uk for the government’s advice.
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.
Booking a registrar
When you’ve decided where you want to get married, you will need to book the date and time with us. If you are getting married at the Town Hall, the room and registrars are booked during the same process. If you are marrying in another approved venue, you will need to book the registrars to attend your venue.
What to do next
Once you’ve made your booking we’ll send you a complete ceremony pack 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.