Civil Partnership

The civil partnership schedule and ceremony

The Civil Partnership schedule

When the Registrar is satisfied the Civil Partnership can go ahead, a schedule will be prepared. A Civil Partnership cannot go ahead without a Civil Partnership schedule. The schedule must be signed by:

  • Both partners
  • The person carrying out the marriage
  • The 2 witnesses aged 16 years or over

Civil Partnership ceremony

A Civil Partnership ceremony has the same legal requirements as the above registration. However, the ceremony is more unique to yourselves as the registration staff can provide a more bespoke ceremony to suit your needs and can perform your ceremony at a venue within our registration area or at a local registration office. 

As part of your ceremony you can include:

  • music
  • readings
  • poems
  • exchange of rings / gifts