A reminder

Please note: you are booking the registrars’ attendance, and not the venue itself. Once you’ve chosen and booked your venue and you’re ready to book a registrar to attend your ceremony, click below.

Saying I Do in Islington and the City of London

We’re sure you can find the right venue to suit your needs and personality in Islington and the City of London.

The prospect of planning and booking a civil partnership ceremony can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry!

We are here to help guide you through.

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.

Who can have a civil partnership?

The Civil Partnership law currently states that only same-sex couples can have a civil partnership.

However, the Supreme Court’s decision that this law is incompatible with the European Convention on Human Rights means that civil partnerships will be available to opposite-sex couples from 2020.

At present there is no exact date announced for the law to change, as the government are still in a consultation period. When we have any more information about the implementation of opposite-sex civil partnerships, we will update this page.

We are not able to book any civil partnership ceremonies for opposite-sex couples until the implementation date is announced.

However, you can register your interest in booking an opposite-sex civil partnership by emailing registrars@islington.gov.uk and giving your names, the date, time and venue you would ideally like. Once the implementation date has been announced, we will contact you to discuss availability and booking.

Booking a registrar

When you’ve decided where you want to have the civil partnership, you will need to book the date and time with us.  If you are getting having it at the Town Hall, the room and registrars are booked during the same process. If you are having it in another approved venue, you will need to book the registrars to attend your venue.

View the available dates and make your booking.

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.