Civil ceremonies


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Southover Grange open days.

Come along and see the ceremony facilities in our stunning Grade II* listed tudor manor house, 10am to 2pm:

Sunday 1 October 2017, Sunday 10 December 2017, Sunday 8 April 2018

The civil ceremony is a simple and meaningful one. An introduction is given by the superintendent registrar. You then exchange declarations and vows to each other together with the exchange or the giving of a ring, if you wish. Once the ceremony is over you will both be asked to check and sign the register. Two witnesses will also be required to sign the register. The superintendent registrar will then draw the ceremony to a close and announce you to your guests however you wish.

Talk to our ceremonies teams about how you can personalise your ceremony to make it your perfect celebration.

See our ceremony terms and conditions

Picture by Darren Baldwin

On the day

Once you have arrived at the venue for your marriage the registrar will see the couple before the ceremony to check the details that are to be entered into the register.

These include:

  • your own details
  • the full names and occupation of your father
  • the names of your witnesses
  • how many copies of the marriage certificate you require.

Your guests will be shown into the marriage room where you will join them, or you can greet them as they enter.