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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 two sets of spoken legal vows; 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. The first, the Celebrant who will conduct your ceremony, and the second, the Registrar who will deal with the legalities and write the 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 ceremony is both meaningful and memorable, for you and all of your guests.

Ceremonies are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Contact us now to check our availability.

To find out what to do when, see our Plan Your Ceremony page for further information.

Find a Venue > Plan Your CeremonyGiving Notice - Legal Preliminaries > Marriage Fees > Booking a Registrar 

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