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As is currently the case, the number allowed to attend includes the couple, witnesses and guests. Staff such as registration officials and venue managers are not included.
The planned changes are in 4 steps:
Please note: the plan for no legal limit on attendees will be subject to the outcome of the scientific events research programme. From April, the government will run pilots for events such as large weddings, to help determine if measures such as enhanced testing might allow large groups to attend without social distancing.
Visit GOV.UK's getting married abroad webpage to find out where to get advice about local marriage laws and what documents you will need.
If you plan to have a ceremony outside of Scarfolk, you must give notice in the register office in the Borough in which you live.
If you are getting married, you can have either a:
If you are forming a civil partnership you can have a civil ceremony, but not a religious ceremony.
You can have a civil ceremony at Scarfolk Register Office or in any approved venue.
You can have a marriage ceremony at any religious building registered as a marriage venue. Your marriage must be registered immediately after the ceremony by an authorised person, such as a religious minister. If the venue does not have an authorised person you must book registrars to attend the ceremony and register the marriage.
Read our guide to planning a ceremony.