Covid-19 updates for a marriage and civil partnership

Please contact us to confirm the current restrictions.

Current capacity for all marriages and civil partnerships

You are allowed five people in total which includes the couple, witnesses and registrar plus interpreter if required.

Council ceremony suites capacity allowing for physical distancing - after 26 April 2021

  • Alexander suite - 15
  • European suite - 21 
  • Forth View room - 15
  • Dalmeny room - 5 (not until July)

These numbers include the couple, witnesses and registrar plus interpreter if required.

Trace and protect

Details will be gathered prior to entering the building by QR code.

Venue capacity after 26 April 2021

You're allowed 50 people maximum where social distancing allows.

These numbers include the couple, witnesses and registrar plus interpreter if required.

Face coverings

Face coverings must be worn by all adults and children from age 5 years. The couple can remove theirs for the duration of the ceremony.

Travel

Complete quarantine in full before attending a ceremony.

Awaiting test results / symptoms 

If you are awaiting test results or have Covid-19 symptoms please stay at home, do not attend the ceremony.

Ceremonies in a private dwelling

Ceremonies cannot take please in a private dwelling however they can take place outdoors.