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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Renewal of Vows

Step 4 – from 19 July 2021:

  • Safety, and maintaining the level of public services we can offer are our priorities.
  • Registrars will wear a face covering.
  • We’re requiring all visitors to East Sussex County Council buildings, including our Register Offices, to continue to wear a face covering in public areas and ceremony rooms (unless exempt).
  • We urge all people attending wedding ceremonies at which we officiate, in any venue, to continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

For the latest information about ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic see our Covid Update Page


Renewing your vows is a wonderful way of celebrating your continuing love and commitment with a personal and bespoke ceremony.

Couples choose to renew their vows for many reasons, including;

  • To celebrate a special anniversary
  • To celebrate a significant birthday
  • To mark the end of a difficult or challenging time
  • Or perhaps you just want to do it all over again!

Whatever your reasons, we will help create the perfect celebration.

Where can we hold the ceremony?

£350 any time, any place, anywhere*!

Your ceremony can take place anywhere* in East Sussex, including at any one of our four Register Offices, in the woods, in your garden, or do you have a favourite venue that will provide the perfect location for your ceremony?

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.

*subject to a satisfactory risk assessment and evidence of Public Liability Insurance. Excludes religious premises.

What happens during the ceremony?

It can be as formal or informal as you wish, and include anything and everything. We want your ceremony to reflect you and your relationship, and to be an event that you and your guests will remember and treasure. 

The following are examples of things you may wish to include:

  • Readings, poems, hymns, prayers
  • Religious or other rituals (e.g. hand fasting)
  • The exchange of rings and or gifts
  • Personal Vows or promises
  • Acknowledgement of children and/or grandchildren
  • Messages from guests
  • Music or songs

At the end of the ceremony you will be presented with a commemorative certificate for you to keep as a memento of the day. 

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