Marriages and civil partnerships

Ceremonies open day – Saturday 9 July 2022

Join our ceremonies open day from 10am until 12 noon.

Bromley is a special place to celebrate and bring people together for your next special moment. Take a tour at the open day and see how our range of beautifully renovated ceremony suites and Old Bishop’s Palace garden grounds could host your special day.

Our friendly registration service team are keen to meet and share ideas with you on how any of our many licensed venues could host your special day!

Book your place 

Changes to marriage law from May 2021

The marriage register will be replaced by a marriage document or schedule

Marriage certificates will no longer be issued immediately after the marriage ceremony: they will be issued by the register office in the district where the marriage took place, after the marriage has been entered onto the electronic register

As well as father’s details being included on the marriage certificate, couples can now include mother’s details, and step-parent or other parent details.

Read more about the changes.


Civil partnership and marriage

The similarities and differences between civil partnership and marriage as it applies to same-sex and opposite-sex couples. Find out more...