The service appreciates the difficult situation faced by couples and venues, locally and nationally during these uncertain times and are doing their best to be as flexible as possible.
Registration and Celebratory Services
Notices of Marriage and Civil Partnership
We able to take notices of marriage/civil partnership for ceremonies which will be taking place within the next 3 months and couples are able to contact the office on (01482) 393600 to make appointments. Notices must be given no later than 30 days prior to the ceremony date, we would respectfully suggest an appointment is made well before this timescale.
We do ask for couples patience and understanding as we again cope with a changing priority for so many of them.
Please speak to your venue to discuss capacity for your chosen room as this may have changed since you booked your ceremony and may be dependent on any restrictions the venue has put in place to keep their staff and you safe.
Ceremonies will now revert back to their pre-Covid content which you will have been supplied with at the time of you giving notice of intention to marriage/form a civil partnership.
Outside Legal Ceremonies (this is a temporary service until April 2022)
Ceremonies outside are now legal. However they are only allowed if your chosen venue has formally contacted the Superintendent Registrar and identified areas where such standard ceremonies can take place and an agreement is undertaken between the venue and the registration services.
The capacity for this type of standard ceremonies would be between couples and the venue but it must be remembered that if the weather is inclement and the ceremony needs to take place inside, only the number of persons stated on the venues licence would be allowed in the licenced room for the standard legal ceremony. No delay to the ceremony start time can be incurred as the registrars have other couples ceremonies then need to attend.
Local Authority Ceremony venues
In order to keep staff and the public as safe as possible the decision has been made by the local authority to reduce the capacity for all our ceremony rooms. The content has reverted to that offered pre-Covid.
Please contact the registrars if you have any query regarding your booking.
The email address for East Riding Registration Services is: firstname.lastname@example.org.