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The government has announced further restrictions on mixing between households in any indoor setting in County Durham, in a bid to control the rising infection rates of COVID-19. Find out more about the latest measures at Gov.uk: Indoor inter-household mixing restricted in parts of the North East

Licensed venues for marriages and civil partnerships


There are a number of premises in County Durham which are registered as places where civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnership ceremonies can be held. You can find a full list on this page.

From 28 September, no more than 15 people can attend a wedding or civil ceremony.

You can give your notice of marriage/civil partnership for weddings taking place up to 31 December 2020. To make an appointment, contact us on 03000 266 000. Please do not visit our register offices without making an appointment first.

We are accepting wedding and civil partnership bookings for 2020 for our register offices and licensed venues in line with current government guidance.

All naming ceremonies and non-statutory celebrations are still suspended. Email any queries you have to theceremonyteam@durham.gov.uk.

You can order birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates online or over the phone.

Church/faith weddings

Many people wish to have a church or faith wedding. If you wish to do this you should contact the minister in the registration district where you live. We do not hold comprehensive information on local churches and places of worship.

List of licensed venues

Barnard Castle area

Durham/Stanley area

Bishop Auckland area

Seaham area 

 

 

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