Get married or form a civil partnership: step by step

Find out what you must do to get married or form a civil partnership.

  1. Find out about different types of ceremonies and where you can have them.

  2. Before you can get married or have a civil partnership, you and your partner must give notice at a register office. This must happen at least 29 days before your ceremony.

  3. Documents and information you need to provide at your notice appointment.

  4. Once you have planned your ceremony, you must book an appointment to give us notice of your intention to get married or form a civil partnership.

  5. Whilst it is no longer legally required for individuals to wear a facemask, we still request that when attending council buildings, residents and staff continue to wear a face covering inside to protect those in attendance.

  6. Find out how to book Croydon Register Office or an approved venue for your ceremony.

  7. What you need to do to cancel or change your ceremony.