Covid-19 updates for a marriage and civil partnership

Please contact us to confirm the current restrictions.

Council ceremony suites capacity allowing for physical distancing - From 19th July 2021

  • Alexander suite - 22 people (the couple, 2 witnesses and 18 guests)
  • European suite - 52 people (the couple, 2 witnesses and 18 guests)
  • Forth View room - 22 people (the couple, 2 witnesses and 18 guests)
  • Dalmeny room - 10 people (the couple and 2 witnesses and 6 guests)

(children of any age are included in guest numbers)

Trace and protect

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

Venue capacity after 19 July 2021

You're allowed 200 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 do not need to wear a face covering.


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.