Insights - 14/01/2022

Outdoor weddings here to stay?

The Government are calling on you…

In July 2021 the Government introduced a change allowing civil marriages and civil partnership proceedings to take place outside in certain approved premises. The change also allowed for outdoor religious marriages in the grounds of places of worship. The change was implemented to give couples more choice of setting and to support the wedding and civil partnership sector amidst the pandemic. However, as things stand, this rule change will only have effect until 5 April 2022.

The Government would like this change to continue indefinitely and is seeking feedback on how the process has been working so far as well as any other views on how the proposal to continue the provision would work, or the effects it might have.

If you would like to provide your view, please click here to take part in the Government consultation which closes on 24 January 2022.

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