Civil partnership without a ceremony

A civil partnership is available to both same sex and opposite sex couples. Civil partnership gives your relationship legal recognition and added legal rights. You can read more on the difference between a marriage and a civil partnership by going to Gov.UK

A civil partnership without a ceremony involves you and your partner signing a civil partnership document in the presence of two witnesses and a registrar. There will be no readings, music or exchanging of rings included and you don't need to recite the following legal declaration out loud:

"I declare that I know of no legal reason why we may not register as each other's civil partner. I understand that on signing this document we will be forming a civil partnership with each other".


Locations, fees, days and times for civil partnership without a ceremony

You can have a civil partnership without a ceremony at one of our three register offices: Guildford, Leatherhead or Weybridge. Please see the table below for locations, fees, days and times.

LocationsFee Days and times
  • Artington House (Guildford register office), couple and up to six guests
  • Rylston (Weybridge register office), couple and up to six guests
  • The Mansion (Leatherhead register office), couple and up to six guests
£157 Monday to Thursday between 10am and 3.45pm

Certificates are £11 each and are not included in the above fees.

Fees are subject to change on 1 April each year.

Book your civil partnership without a ceremony

Book your civil partnership

Once you have chosen the register office, and the date and time of your civil partnership without a ceremony, you can book a registrar and the register office or make an enquiry up to two years in advance.

At the time of booking, our ceremonies team will discuss the legal paperwork that you need to complete.

Please read our terms and conditions, for costs and information relating to cancelling or amending your booking.

We also offer a 14 day cooling off period, whereby you are entitled to cancel the booking without loss of prepayments.

Subscribe to our newsletters for latest news and events.