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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Outdoor Ceremonies

Do you dream of celebrating your special day in the great outdoors?

Great news! Here in East Sussex, you can.


Although the law in this country states that the legal requirements of a ceremony must take place in a licensed venue. Our team of dedicated Celebrants and Registrars have been conducting outdoor ceremonies for years and will assist in making your outdoor dream a reality.

We are able to offer you the flexibility to have your ceremony where and how you want it, and also provide you with a legal marriage or civil partnership.




Many of our licensed venues have beautiful outside structures that have been licensed for weddings and civil partnerhsips, offering you the opportuinty to have an outdoor ceremony within the grounds of your chosen venue. You can view a list of all East Sussex licensed venues here.

However if your chosen venue or location has not been licensed, don't panic take a look at 'Weddings with a Difference' . This will combine a legal ceremony with your outdoor ceremony.


Things to consider

There are a few things you may need  to consider when planning an outdoor ceremony.

The great british weather can be somewhat unpredictable, so it is important to have a plan B in case  the weather does scupper your plans. Discuss this with your venue to ensure you have an appropriate contingency plan.

The comfort of your guests is worth taking into account. They are likely to be outside for at least one hour, with the ceremony lasting around 30 minutes. It is worth thinking about temperature, shade, accessibility; will these be appropriate for all of your guests?

Please make sure that Ceremonies in East Sussex are aware of your plans.


Please be aware that although our ceremonies team will do their very best to accomodate your wishes, in certain circumstances an outdoor ceremony may not be possible and regrettably they may have to make the decision to move your ceremony inside. This will always be discussed  with you and your venue prior to making any such decisions. The final decision will be down to your Celebrant and Registrar.

We look forward to hearing your ceremony plans.


Contact us now to book your outdoor ceremony

Phone: 0345 60 80 198






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