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Outdoor marriages and civil partnerships

Published: 22/06/2021

Wedding rings.jpgFollowing an announcement by UK Government on Sunday 20 June, the Council is pleased to announce that from 1 July changes are being introduced to allow legal outdoor civil marriages and civil partnership registrations to take place within the grounds of approved premises.  

Flintshire’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Management and Assets, Councillor Billy Mullin, said:

“The Registration Service welcomes this announcement because it provides greater flexibility for couples in how they choose to celebrate their marriage or civil partnership.  We know that planning a wedding has been extremely difficult over the last year but we hope this change will be welcomed by couples.  

“I encourage people to look at our website and the beautiful venues we have licensed for civil marriage and civil partnerships across the county, including the Register Office at Llwynegrin Hall, Mold”.

The Registration Service is working with approved premises across the county to ensure a smooth introduction of this change.  

The number of guests who can attend civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies depend on how many people the venue or space can safely accommodate with social distancing measures in place.  This will be based on the Covid-19 risk assessment of the venue or outdoor space, and the measures put in place to limit the spread of Covid-19.  Couples are asked to contact their venue to discuss options for existing and new bookings.