The Civil Partnership Act 2004 enables same-sex couples to obtain legal recognition of their relationship. Couples who form a civil partnership will have a new legal status, that of a civil partner.
Marriage - arrangement and ceremonies
In North Yorkshire, we have many and varied venues available. We recognise that there is far more than just one marriage ceremony, each is individual and special in its own way.
Marriage - historical searches
Searches of the records in a Registrars Office for details of marriages which took place in the area. In England and Wales, copy certificates can only be obtained from the district in which the marriage was first registered.
Marriage - registering a building of worship
A licence is needed by a minister, proprietor or trustee of a place of worship to become a place where marriages can take place.
A renewal ceremony is specially designed for married couples who wish to renew their wedding vows in a uniquely personal way. The ceremony can be used to celebrate a special milestone, such as the 10th, 25th or 40th anniversary. It can also be used to mark coming through a difficult time in your relationship.
Registration - copy certificates
North Yorkshire County Council can provide copies of marriage certificates after the ceremony has taken place and copies of historical marriage certificates for family history research. Requests should be made to the registration office or church that issued the certificate, depending on where the records are kept at the time of the request.