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Ceremonies in East Sussex


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A marriage is a legally recognised union between two people. A marriage ceremony can be civil or religious.

For a civil ceremony to be legal it must:

  • Take place in a Register Office or Licensed Venue 
  • Be facilitated by Registrars of the relevant district
  • Be in the presence of two witnesses  

A marriage is contracted by the exchange of spoken legal vows. Two sets of vows are said; the first when you declare that you are free to marry and the second when you take each other as partners in marriage. 

Two Registrars will attend your marriage ceremony. A Celebrant to conduct your ceremony, and a Registrar who will deal with the legalities and write th entry into the marriage register. 

East Sussex provides everything you need for the perfect marriage celebration. Home to some of the most beautiful scenery in the country, fantastic local suppliers and over 90 spectacular venues to suit all tastes and budgets.

We pride ourselves on the exceptional care and dedication we give to every couple and the ceremonies we deliver. We will ensure that your wedding day is both meaningful and memorable for you and all of your guests.

Wanting your day to be as special as possible we invite you to personalise your ceremony. This can include the addition of; music, readings, poems, exchange of rings and personal vows or promises. We also allow you the freedom to choose when you would like to celebrate,  conducting ceremonies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (subject to availability).

There are certain legal preliminaries that must be completed before you are able to form a marriage. See Giving Notice for more information.

We look forward to hearing from you, contact us now.

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