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.
Today (29th June 2020) the government published advice on how ceremonies can take place when it is safe for individual buildings to do so: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-for-small-marriages-and-civil-partnerships/covid-19-guidance-for-small-marriages-and-civil-partnerships
We are planning to hold our first ceremonies on 1st of August for couples who have that date booked. We will not be holding any ceremonies at any venue in July, even when it is legally possible for ceremonies to take place, due to the implementation of safety measures.
The risk assessments for Islington Town Hall and our other licenced venues are underway based on this information, and we will be contacting August and September couples as soon as possible once we have definite safety information to give them. Again to reiterate we will not be conducting any ceremonies at all in July and there will be no exceptions to this. We are also unable to bring any ceremonies forward to earlier dates.
We are currently prioritising the large number of couples who already have existing bookings with us and need to reschedule their ceremonies, so we are not taking any new ceremony or civil partnership signing bookings at present, for Islington Town Hall or any other venue in Islington or London City on any date. If you had a booking with us which you elected to cancel and receive a refund, you will be considered to be a new booking and will need to wait until our diary reopens again. We expect to be able to open our diaries again for new online bookings in January 2021, so please check this page again then.
At this stage we do not have a specific date we can give for when we will reopen our offices for notices of marriage and civil partnerships 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.