Registration service coronavirus updates

Marriages and civil partnership ceremonies - 6 August 2020 update

Scottish Government have stated that ceremonies can now take place indoors and outdoors and with a small number of people attending.  The restrictions for attendees are as follows:-

Latest restrictions for ceremonies have been altered to permit a maximum attendance of 20 people where the venue allows with physical distancing and does not include any limitation on numbers of households but does include the registrar or celebrant, relevant interpreter and photographer etc

From 8 August wearing a face covering for an indoor marriage ceremony is required by law, this includes children from 5 years old

Within the Alexander Suite, City Chambers, Edinburgh a maximum of 15 people can attend (which includes the Registrar)

Within the Suite at High Street South Queensferry a maximum of 15 people can attend (which includes the Registrar)

No further bookings for Leith Registrars Office can be taken.

Should you wish to enquire about booking a ceremony with us, now or for the future, please email [email protected].  A member of the team will call you back to discuss your plans. 

Please state where and when you would like your ceremony to be.  Any bookings that are made with the registration service will be subject to any government restrictions that are in place at the time of the planned ceremony.

The City of Edinburgh Council Registration Service can now accept notice of marriage or civil partnership. This can be done by post only. Supporting document requirements can be found here

The Registrar

The Quadrangle City Chambers

253 High Street

Edinburgh    EH1 1YP