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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Ceremonies with a Difference

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


Fancy a ceremony on the beach?

Want to celebrate with a ceremony at home?

Or perhaps a woodland celebration is your dream? 

Maybe you want to include specific traditions?


These bespoke celebration ceremonies are the ideal option if:

  • Your perfect location isn't licensed for marriages & civil partnerships
  • You were married abroad and now want to celebrate with a ceremony at home
  • For whatever reason you were unable to have the day of your dreams, and now you can
  • You want to celebrate converting a civil partnership into a marriage
  • You wish to include spiritual or religious rituals

Whatever your reasons, and whatever your perfect day looks like let us help make it happen. 


Please note: A celebration ceremony has no legal status. A celebration ceremony will not result in you and your partner being married or having formed a civil partnership. A celebration ceremony allows you to choose where you hold your ceremony, and what you can include, without the legal restrictions. For a marriage or civil partnership to be legal it must take place in a Register Office or Licensed Venue, and cannot contain anything religious. Celebration ceremonies can be combined with a legal ceremony if required.

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