What is a Civil Wedding?
Love & Marriage
What is a civil wedding or ceremony?
It is where the marriage ceremony is conducted by a local council official called a registrar at an approved venue, rather than by a vicar or priest in a church. Our venues are all approved civil wedding locations, licensed for both civil weddings and civil partnerships.
A civil marriage ceremony cannot have any religious content but you can arrange for individual touches such as non-religious music and readings to be added to the legal wording.
Our Event Managers will be able to suggest a number of beautiful, romantic readings and provide the microphone audio enhancement ensuring that your guests hear every word.
Music During your Ceremony
It is said that music is the gateway to the soul, by choosing a civil wedding you have the option to choose music that really speaks to you. The Bride’s entrance is a pivotal moment and you can select a suitably moving piece of music, likewise your first steps as man and wife present a great opportunity to add a little individuality to your ceremony with a stand out piece of music.
Providing it is has no religious content you can choose the music you like. Perhaps you’ll book a String Quartet to play in the bay window for the ceremony, or make a playlist on your iPod which we can pipe through the room for you. The options are there to really make your marriage ceremony meaningful to you as a couple
Contact the Registrar
Please Note: Once you’ve reserved a date at one of our venues, it is your responsibility to book the registrar.
Please visit Staffordshire County Council’s website at:
Staffordshire County Council
You can contact the register office directly on:
0300 111 8001
Email the Registrar