Calling all couples – tie the knot in Bath

Pick the perfect time to get hitched!

Couples may now have their marriage or civil partnership ceremony carried out by Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Register Office at any time of the day or night.

A recent change in legislation means that ceremonies can be carried out 24 hours a day, across Bath and North East Somerset.  In the past, couples who have wanted to get married or create civil partnerships in the district have only been able to do so between the hours of 8am and 6pm.  The new legislation will allow more venues in the area to become licensed for marriages and civil partnerships, and museums will potentially be able to stay open outside of their normal working hours in order to host ceremonies. Furthermore the change has created an opportunity for more business in the local wedding industry.

As the Liberal Democrat Leader of the Council I am challenging all areas of the Council to take opportunities to earn the Council extra revenue and thus help us provide more services. Allowing couple to get hitched at a time of their choosing is yet another example of our commitment to service.

In 2012, Bath & North East Somerset Council’s Register Office conducted 1,010 marriage and civil partnership ceremonies within the district. The Council hopes that this number will increase considerably over the course of 2013, as more venues get involved, and help to boost the local economy. In addition to several attractive venues that the Council operates a number of other companies offer these services in our area.

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