There are two types of marriage ceremonies:
- civil marriages - take place at a number of venues licensed to hold civil marriage ceremonies
- religious marriages - take place in any religious building that's registered for marriage.
Before booking your date, make sure you have enough time to give notice of your intention to marry if required. It takes a minimum of 28 days to give notice - if you're subject to immigration control, you need to allow up to 70 days.
If you want to get married abroad, read the guidance on getting married abroad (Gov.UK).
If you're already married and want to get remarried, you should contact the Register Office.
Arrange a Church of England wedding
If you want to get married in a Church of England or Church of Wales church, contact the vicar of the church in which you want to have your service.
If you're subject to immigration control and you want to marry in a Church of England or a Church of Wales church you'll need to give notice of your intention to marry.
Arrange a religious wedding (non-Church of England)
If you want a religious wedding in a place of worship that isn't at a Church of England or Church of Wales church, you'll need to give notice of your intention to marry.
You should contact your chosen place of worship direct to book your wedding.
You may need the superintendent registrar to attend your wedding - the superintendent registrar or your place of worship will tell you this.
Our register office will send you confirmation of your booking.
Arrange a civil ceremony
You can arrange a civil wedding at the Royal Borough of Greenwich register office or at an approved venue of your choice. You need to give notice of your intention to marry for all civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.
A register office ceremony at the Royal Borough of Greenwich costs £50. This includes the marriage certificate.
You can get married in either the register office or in the Edwardian room - both are in the town hall in Woolwich.
To book a civil ceremony call the Register Office.
For ceremonies in the Edwardian room or register office, your booking includes booking of the registrars. If you choose to use a licensed venue, you need to coordinate the registrars separately.