Civil Partnership

The civil partnership schedule and ceremony

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 two 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