Getting married/Forming a civil partnership

Ceremonies - Coronavirus information

Outdoor ceremonies update 

The Government have announced that from Thursday 1 July 2021, marriage ceremonies at approved venues may take place in the grounds of the venue without the need for a licensed outdoor structure.  Please discuss with your venue if this is an option you are interested in. Please remember you should always organise a wet weather, indoor contingency plan with your venue.  Outdoor civil wedding and partnership registrations to be legalised - GOV.UK

Existing Ceremonies

You can postpone your existing ceremony booking with us for up to one year from the date of the original ceremony. If you have a new date arranged with your venue, please email us on ceremony.bookings@rbwm.gov.uk and we can confirm the re-booking. We will reply as soon as possible.

Please notify us as soon as possible if you are postponing your current date, even if you don’t have a new one yet, and let us know of any intended changes as soon as you can.

New Bookings

If you would like to make a new booking for a ceremony within the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead, please complete this online form below. We will check availability, call you to confirm and take full payment by debit/credit card over the phone. Please see our fees page for further information.

We are now able to take bookings for ceremonies up to the end of March 2023.

Please note : The Maidenhead ceremony room is no longer available for new bookings during the week (Monday to Friday) until October 2021. 

If you want to book a ceremony at the Maidenhead ceremony room, then the fixed times when ceremonies can take place are as follows: (Monday to Friday dates, post October 2021)

  1. Monday- Friday 10.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm,
  2. Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm.
  3. Weekdays after 3.30pm, Saturday afternoons and Sundays – available by individual request and enhanced fees.

Notices of marriage/civil partnership

We are now open for appointments to give notice of marriage/civil partnership.

Please see our giving notice webpage.

Ceremony booking form

Before completing the booking form below:

If you would like to book a registrar for a wedding or civil partnership, please make sure you have already reserved this date with your venue, including the Guildhall before completing the form.

We are unable to book your ceremony unless you have booked your venue.

(For Maidenhead Ceremony Room weddings, the room will be booked as well as the registrars when your form is processed).

We will then check availability, call you to confirm and take full payment by debit/credit card if you wish to proceed. Please see our fees page for further information.

We are now able to take bookings for ceremonies up to the end of March 2023. 

  • Ceremony times at a venue can be on the hour or half hour.
  • Ceremonies taking place in the Maidenhead Room, Town Hall are at:
    Monday- Friday 10.30am, 11.30am, 2.30pm and 3.30pm.
    Saturday 10am, 11am, 12pm.
    Saturday afternoon and Sundays – available by individual request and enhanced fees.

Maidenhead Ceremony room - Current restrictions

Please also be advised that due to current restrictions on our working practices, we are unable to offer statutory civil partnership in our Superintendent's office for the foreseeable future. If you require a civil partnership ceremony you will need to book our ceremony room.

Please note : If you complete the form below to book a new ceremony, we will contact you before 4pm on the next working day to complete the booking. Please ensure that you will be available to take calls on the telephone number you supply and have credit/debit card details to hand for payment. If we are unable to reach you, we will ask you to resubmit your form. 

If you wish to move your existing wedding booking due to COVID-19, please email us directly on: ceremony.bookings@rbwm.gov.uk.

Maidenhead ceremony room : Bookings on Saturday and Sunday only 

We are sorry to inform you the Maidenhead ceremony room is no longer available for new bookings on Monday to Friday until October 2021. We can accommodate rescheduled weddings on any day.
 

Getting married/Forming a civil partnership?

Here are some simple steps to getting married in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and the order in which to take them.

  1. Find the person you wish to marry – we can’t help you with this one!
  2. Decide where you would like to marry and check availability/book the venue.
    This could be at the Maidenhead Ceremony Room in the Town Hall, the Windsor Guildhall or any of the approved venues on our list.
  3. Book the registrars to attend your wedding – a maximum of one year ahead of the marriage date. See our ceremony fees page for latest prices.
  4. Give legal notice of your intent to marry to the registrars in the area in which you live. You must do this at the register office for the district in which you live. Please remember you will need an appointment to do this. This must be done a minimum of one month in advance of your ceremony. If one of you is a non EU citizen please call us on 01628 796422 for further advice or consult the gov.uk website for full details.
  5. Fill in and return your wedding day checklist – sent to you with your confirmation pack.
  6. Marry the person in number 1!  We can certainly help with this. Have a wonderful day!   

See our brochure for more information about getting married in the Royal Borough.

Registrars : Contact details

For further information, please contact us by:

Registrars - Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead
Town Hall, St Ives Road
Maidenhead SL6 1RF
Telephone: 01628 796422