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, civil partnerships will be also available to opposite-sex couples from 31 December 2019.

Couples are advised to complete their own further research before booking a ceremony, particularly if either party is a national of another country or you are planning to live abroad, as there may be differences in how a marriage and a civil partnership are recognised in other countries.

If you are an opposite-sex couple who wants to have a civil partnership, you are now able to book a ceremony for dates after 31 December 2019.

When you book, you will be asked to declare that you are a same-sex couple to meet the terms and conditions. We are updating this as soon as we can, but in the meantime, please disregard this point of the terms and conditions.

We are offering one special ceremony at 00:01 on 31st December in the Council Chamber, and we are providing the bubbly! Please email us registrars@islington.gov.uk to enquire.


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 information 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.