Legal requirements

Whether you are getting married in one of our beautiful venues or having a religious ceremony in a church there is paperwork that you need to complete in advance of the big day.

Marriage notice forms must be completed within the three months before the wedding and submitted to the relevant registration office at least 28 clear days before the wedding. The same timescales apply for civil partnerships. For more information please refer to the documents as provided by National Records of Scotland.

Once you have booked your venue, contact Licensing and Registration Booking centre on (01698) 454781 or civilceremonies@southklanarkshire.gov.uk to check availability of a registrar . The busiest days for ceremonies are Fridays and Saturdays and the busiest period from April to October.

After you have made the booking you can pay at the time of booking or within 10 days if you have made a provisional booking. You can confirm your booking by paying your deposit online or by phoning the Booking Centre. Costs will differ depending on the number of people attending, the venue, the time and day of the week you have chosen.

A renewal of vows ceremony is a renewal of the vows/ promises you made when you were first joined in marriage/ partnership. It can be a meaningful and touching ceremony for you and your children, family and friends.

As a couple, it is a time to pause and reflect on where you have been and where you are going. It is also a wonderful example to set for your children and grandchildren.

Renewal of vows ceremonies can be as creative and personal as you want them to be. Walk down the aisle to classical music and walk out to "your song".

Your ceremony can be very formal, or more casual depending on your preference. It can completely reflect who you are.

There is a fee to pay for notifying the marriage. The cost is £30 each for the bride and groom, and the marriage certificate costs £10. If you are being married by a registrar, a solemnisation fee of £55 will also be charged.

Similar fees apply for notifying a civil partnership and for the registration of the partnership. Information on fees is contained in these information leaflets -

There will also be additional fees for the services of a registrar to conduct your marriage or civil partnership ceremony.

In cases of religious weddings, please ask the religious celebrant for information about any applicable charges.

Why not celebrate your civil partnership with a commitment ceremony declaring your life-long commitment to one another?

Once you have booked your venue, contact Licensing and Registration Booking centre on (01698) 454781 or civilceremonies@southklanarkshire.gov.uk to check availability of a registrar . The busiest days for ceremonies are Fridays and Saturdays and the busiest period from April to October.

After you have made the booking you can pay at the time of booking or within 10 days if you have made a provisional booking. You can confirm your booking by paying your deposit online or by phoning the Booking Centre. Costs will differ depending on the number of people attending, the venue, the time and day of the week you have chosen.

Licensing and Registration Office - East Kilbride

Civic Centre,
Andrew Street,
East Kilbride,
G74 1AB,
General enquiries – 0303 123 1015,
Ceremony enquiries – 01698 45 4781
civilceremonies@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Ceremonies are available:
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.


Licensing and Registration Office - Hamilton

Town House
102 Cadzow Street
Hamilton
ML3 6HH
General enquiries – 0303 123 1015,
Ceremony enquiries – 01698 45 4781
civilceremonies@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Ceremonies are available:
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.


Licensing and Registration Office - Lanark

Council Offices
South Vennel
Lanark
ML11 7JT
General enquiries – 0303 123 1015,
Ceremony enquiries – 01698 45 4781
civilceremonies@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Ceremonies are available:
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am, 1:30pm and 3:00pm.


Licensing and Registration Office - Rutherglen

Town Hall
139 Main Street
Rutherglen
G73 2JJ
General enquiries – 0303 123 1015,
Ceremony enquiries – 01698 45 4781
civilceremonies@southlanarkshire.gov.uk

Ceremonies are available:
Monday to Saturday: 11:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm.


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