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A renewal of vows ceremony is a special non-religious occasion designed to offer couples the chance to renew their marriage/civil partnership vows in a civil ceremony.
The ceremony provides an opportunity for any married couple or couple in a formal civil partnership to celebrate renewing their vows in a unique and personal ceremony. Perhaps you wish to associate the ceremony with a special anniversary, or as a way to celebrate a renewed commitment to each other or you were married abroad and wish to renew your vows in front of family and friends who were not able to be with you when you had your marriage/civil partnership ceremony.
Any married couple or couples in a formal civil partnership, of any age and marriage or in a civil partnership for any length of time can organise a renewal of vows ceremony.
We can arrange for you to have your ceremony at the register office, which can comfortably accommodate 50 people, or we could come to an outside venue of your choice. Any location with a public entertainment licence could serve as a potential venue and you could discuss the particulars of the arrangement with your chosen venue.
Personalising the ceremony
Although there is a set format to the ceremony, you will be able to personalise it with your own choice of readings and music. Choose too, from a selection of wordings for the renewal promises you will make, to create your own ceremony. The main purpose of the ceremony is to appeal to couples wishing to celebrate without any religious input.
You will be presented with a unique commemorative certificate of the occasion. You might want to incorporate the giving of your own gifts to commemorate the occasion too.
Please note that the ceremony does not have any legal status, but a renewal of vows ceremony can perform an important role in demonstrating and celebrating your lives together, for what you have experienced and celebrated together already and your commitment to your continued future together.
Cost of the ceremony
- Monday-Thursday £180
- Friday £190
- Saturdays £281
- Sundays £515
Fees apply from 1 April 2022.
An appointment booking fee will apply. Read terms and conditions of booking.
Please contact us and our staff will be happy to discuss your requirements.