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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Getting Married Abroad

If you are getting married or forming a civil partnership abroad there may be things you need to do or certain documents you must obtain prior to your ceremony.

Always contact the authorities in the country where your marriage or civil partnership will take place. Each country has its own procedures so it is vital to check exactly what the requirements are and what you will need. 

Your marriage or civil partnership will be legally recognised in the UK if:

  • You follow the correct process in the country where you are to be married or register your civil partnership
  • It would be allowed under UK Law

You don’t need to register your marriage or civil partnership in the UK if the above apply.

Further information can be found at

Celebration Ceremonies 

These ceremonies provide the perfect opportunity to celebrate your marriage or civil partnership with family and friends who may have been unable to attend your legal ceremony abroad. Bespoke celebration ceremonies can take place any time, any place, anywhere*!

For more information see Weddings with a Difference

*subject to satisfactory risk assessment, excluding religious premises


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