Please note: due to the current COVID-19 outbreak, we are not able to book any new ceremonies at the moment. Please check back to this page at the end of May 2020 for an update.
The Government announcement (11 May 2020) in the Recovery Strategy document : ‘Our plan to rebuild’ stated the aim to ‘permit small wedding ceremonies no earlier than 1 June 2020'.
As of 29th May we have not received any further government advice following this announcement, and at this stage we do not know:
• How many attendees will constitute a 'small' wedding’
• The costs that will apply
• The locations where ceremonies will be permitted
• The content that will be expected to be included in the ceremony.
• The arrangements for ‘Notices of Marriage or Civil Partnership’ (The legal preliminaries)
• Any other restrictions or conditions that may apply.
As we cannot be certain or give advice on any of these aspects until we receive more information and instruction from the government we are not making any decisions on future booked ceremonies, or reopening our diaries for new bookings based on this preliminary announcement.
Because of the many and varied protection and social distancing measures that are required to be in place before we can safely offer any type of ceremony, we will not be holding any ceremonies or other appointments at the Town Hall or any other approved venues within the month of June for Islington or London City.
The changes to usual practice will be published once they have been finalised and we will inform people when we will be in a position to resume a restricted service. Again to reiterate we will not be conducting any ceremonies at all in June and there will be no exceptions to this.
At this stage we do not have a specific date we can give for when we will reopen our offices but are working very hard to ensure that all health and safety measures are in place before we can do so. We will continue to monitor the situation, and heed government advice, with the overwhelming focus being on maintaining the health and safety of our staff and the public, and on returning to providing services when safe to do so.