Religious weddings

To marry in the Church in Wales or of England, you will need to speak to the vicar of the church in which you wish to marry. 

Unlike civil marriages, religious weddings usually take place in the district where one of you lives. In some cases you can marry in a church outside of where one of you live, as long as one of you usually worship in another building or if there is no building of your religious denomination in your area. 

There will usually be an authorised person to write the register, but if not you must contact the local Register Office to arrange for a registrar to attend. The cost for a registrar to attend a religious marriage is £86.00.

Coronavirus update

Ceremonies resumed from 3rd August. However, due to the need to observe social distancing, there will be changes to how ceremonies are undertaken.

  • For register office ceremonies, only your 2 witnesses are able to attend, with no other guests.
  • For venue ceremonies, please contact the venue and ensure they will be open on the day of the ceremony and check any revised rules they may have, including the number of guests permitted, which must be by invitation only.
  • Please be advised that all our advice may be subject to change without notice

Notice of marriage / civil partnership appointments are available on a case by case basis.  Priority will be given to those couples with ceremonies booked for 2020.

Anyone who has already made a booking may contact Denbighshire Registration Service by emailing: ceremonies@denbighshire.gov.uk

For the latest information about our services and advice please visit denbighshire.gov.uk/coronavirus