Photo credit: Joasis Photography

As we are fast approaching your special day, we would like to take some details about your ceremony plans and choices. Please note that you need to complete this form at least a month before your ceremony.

All ceremony areas in the Town Hall can be accessed by ramps or lifts for step free access. If you or any of your guests have a disability, you will need to click here to complete a Personal Emergency Evacuation Form form before the ceremony.

Please click here to see a seating plan for the Canonbury Suite

It may be possible for you to pay an additional fee to extend your ceremony on a Friday or Saturday to include full personalisation, depending on the ceremonies booked after yours. If you are interested in this option, please email before completing this form to enquire.

You can see our ‘Your Questions’ page by clicking here which may answer any questions you have.

Please click on the links below to see the ceremony script:

The registrars will use a similar script to this, although some may change the wording slightly.


The form below will go through the personalisation options available for your ceremony:

PLEASE NOTE:  Ensure you have made final decisions on your choices before completing this form, as we are not able to accept updates to your choices after submission.

Pre-Ceremony Organiser - Canonbury Suite (weekdays)

  • Your details

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  • Who will be the two witnesses?

    The Canonbury Suite risk assessment states that it can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests, who will be your witnesses.

    The witnesses must be adults who speak good English, but they can be friends or members of your family. If you require a translator, they must be one of the two witnesses, not an additional person.

  • Please ignore this question if you have chosen a marriage; to be legally married you will need to have a ceremony.

  • Please remember

    Covid-19 is still present in the population, and there is still a need for caution. The safety of our staff, our customers, and our community is our highest priority.

    Please postpone the marriage/civil partnership if you have any of the symptoms of coronavirus or are testing positive.

    We recommend you and your guests take lateral flow tests before attending your ceremony.

    We are asking all couples and guests to continue to take sensible precautions to help our service remain open to register births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships. We are sure you can appreciate that we are privileged enough to attend lots of special days, and we would be devastated to have to cancel ceremonies if our staff become unwell after coming into contact with ceremony parties.

  • Couples' confirmations

    We confirm:

    • We will not invite more than 2 guests and one photographer. We understand this is the maximum number of people allowed under the fire and health and safety risk assessment for this room. We understand there will be no exceptions to this rule for babies, children, extra photographers, translators or extra guests to enter the building under any circumstances
    • We will arrive 15 minutes before our marriage/civil partnership start time. We understand that consideration needs to be given to the cleaning of ceremony rooms between events, and if we arrive more than 10 minutes late, our ceremony will not take place and we will have to rebook and may incur rescheduling fees
    • We understand that ceremonies in the Canonbury Suite on weekdays are simple ceremonies, so no personalisation such as readings, personal vows, music or other elements can be accommodated
    • We understand that we will need to be interviewed together, in the same room, 15 minutes before the ceremony
    • We are submitting this form at least one month before our ceremony
    • We will comply with any other changes or procedures as required by registration staff, or government regulations to ensure safety

    Please tick these boxes to confirm you have read these points and you agree to them:

  • By entering your email address below you consent to Say I Do Islington storing your data given in this form in order to process your request and for us to contact you as required via email. Say I Do Islington will continue to hold and process your data in line with our privacy policy available here.