Civil ceremonies


We are now taking bookings for ceremonies at Southover Grange, Lewes. Ceremonies are available from 1 May 2017 onwards, including our exciting new ceremony packages. Call 0345 60 80 198.

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Southover Grange Open day – View our new ceremony venue 30 April 2017 10am to 4pm.

The civil ceremony is a simple and meaningful one. A short 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.

Photo by Jon Firth.
Photo by Jon Firth.

On the day

Once you and all your guests 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.