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Your Ceremony Booking
Location of ceremony *
Please note that the total number that the room is licensed for must not be exceeded. Children over the age of two years must be counted as individual guests.
Your details
Please include all middle names
Please include all middle names
Your ceremony choices
Are you having a photographer? *
The Registrar will make an announcement before the ceremony starts to advise your guests that photographs cannot be taken during the ceremony.
Would you like your guests to take photos when you enter the room? *
Would you like your guests to take photos after the schedule has been signed? *
Are you having a videographer? *
Are you exchanging rings? *
Witnesses must speak & understand English.  We cannot provide witnesses for you.
Witnesses must speak & understand English.  We cannot provide witnesses for you.
How would you like to enter the room at the start of the ceremony? *
Partnership Promises
You have a choice of three Surrey ceremonies to choose from. These ceremonies cannot be altered and we will not use scripts provided by anyone else. If you would like us to send you a copy of the ceremony scripts, please email registration.ceremonies@surreycc.gov.uk
Which ceremony would you like the Registrar to use? *
You are able to say the legal civil partnership declaration to each other in the presence of your guests (in the same manner as marriage vows). In addition, you may choose to exchange promises to each other - please see your civil partnership ceremony pack for the choice of words.
Which method of exchanging declarations/promises would you prefer? *
Do you wish to write any additional personal promises? *
  • Short, personal promises may be included if approved before the day
Any additional personal vows must be approved by the Superintendent Registrar prior to the ceremony. Please email them to registration.ceremonies@surreycc.gov.uk before the ceremony. If the vows have not been approved before the day, it may not be possible to include them in your ceremony.
Readings - must not have any religious content
Any reading must be solemn and dignified and short in length and must not contain any religious content. Readings must be approved by the Superintendent Registrar prior to the ceremony. If your reading is not from our list of readings, please email to registration.ceremonies@surreycc.gov.uk at least 6 weeks before the ceremony. If the readings have not been approved before your wedding day, they cannot be included in your ceremony.
Are you including a reading? *
Readings must be short in length and must not contain religious references
Music - must not have any religious content
All music content must be approved by the Superintendent Registrar prior to the ceremony. If any music has not been approved before the ceremony day, it may not be possible to include it in your ceremony. The Surrey Registration Service reserve the right to refuse live music performances if it is likely that the setting up or removing of the equipment will delay your ceremony or any other ceremony being held on the premises.
What music have you chosen for your ceremony? *
  • Music must not contain religious references, for example, Pie Jesu
If you are providing your own music, please bring this with you on the day of your ceremony. All your music must be recorded on one device in the order that you wish it to be played (no compilation albums please). If you would like to check that your music works on the Register Office system, please take it into the office for testing between 9:00 - 16:30 hours Monday to Friday only. We cannot be held responsible for your music not working on our system. Personal sound equipment cannot be connected to our power supply.
Before the ceremony
Would you like to be interviewed together or separately prior to the ceremony? *
We will do our best to help keep you apart so that you do not see each other before the ceremony but this cannot always be guaranteed. You may wish to nominate an usher/guest to help the registrars, particularly if the office is busy.
And finally......
When you are formally pronounced civil partners,
Are you happy to be invited to share a kiss in public? *
Additional Information
Terms and Conditions
The couple forming the civil partnership must read and accept our ceremony Terms and Conditions . We wish your day to run as smoothly as possible, so we recommend that you pay particular attention to the contents section of the Terms and Conditions which explains what can be included in your celebration and the timings section which outlines what changes may become necessary to your ceremony if you arrive late.
Please tick the box to confirm your agreement with the statement *
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