Registration service coronavirus updates

Marriages and civil partnership ceremonies - 16 October 2020 update

Scottish Government have confirmed that during a ceremony the couple do not have to wear a face covering.

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:-

Restrictions for ceremonies have been altered to permit a maximum attendance of 20 people where the venue allows with physical distancing 

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 for marriage or civil partnership.

The Registrar

The Quadrangle City Chambers

253 High Street