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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Weddings with a Difference

Weddings & Civil Partnerships with a difference

Have you always dreamed of your own mini festival in the woods? A beach ceremony? Or maybe you would love to have your ceremony at home?

Whatever your dream day looks like we can help to make it happen.

A wedding celebration is a unique and personal celebration that you may wish to consider if;

  • You were married abroad and now want to celebrate with family and friends that were unable to attend
  • You have found the perfect location but it isn't licensed for marriage or civil partnership
  • You were unable to have the wedding of your dreams for whatever reason and now you can
  • You want to celebrate a civil partnership conversion
  • You want to include a religious or spiritual ritual

Where can we hold the ceremony?

£250 any time, any place, anywhere!

The ceremony can take place at any location in East Sussex, including all ceremony rooms at our Register Offices in Hastings, Eastbourne, Lewes and Crowborough, any Licensed Venue in East Sussex, at home, on the beach, or any other suitable location.

The only exception is that we are unable to hold ceremonies on religious premises.

(Please note to hold your ceremony at any venue other than a Register Office, hire will need to be arranged with the venue directly. There may be a charge to hire your chosen venue)

What happens during the ceremony?

It's your ceremony, so we want you to personalise it however you wish.

It can be as formal or informal as you want,  so contact us to discuss your ideas 0345 60 80 198.

To get you started, you may consider including some or all of the following:

  • Readings, poems, hymns, prayers
  • Handfasting
  • Exchange of rings and or gifts
  • Other rituals such as sand layering
  • Personal Vows
  • Music/songs

Or something else entirely, it really is up to you. The important thing is that you have it your way.

Our professional and dedicated team of Celebrants are trained to the highest standard and will work with you to create your perfect ceremony.

Here's how it works

Step 1 - the legal ceremony:

We provide you with a short, legally binding marriage or civil partnership ceremony in one of our Register Offices or in a Licensed Venue of your choice.

The cost of the ceremony will depend on when and where you choose to hold your legal ceremony.

This step is not required if you and your partner have already had a legal marriage or civil partnership ceremony together in this country or abroad.

Ceremony Fees

Step 2 - Your bespoke celebration ceremony:

One of our Celebrants will conduct your bespoke celebration ceremony at your chosen location.

Your ceremony can take place on the same day as your legal ceremony, or a few days or weeks later - whichever works best for you.

If your bespoke celebration ceremony takes place on the same day as your legal ceremony and at the same venue there will be an additional £100 on top of your ceremony fee.

If your ceremony is at any other time and/or venue, the £250 celebration ceremony fee will apply.

It is also possible to swap the process of step 1 and step 2, please speak to one of our team for further details, 0345 60 80 198.

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