back search


Registration Offices
in Hampshire

Ringwood Registration Office

From the A31, take the slip road signed to Ringwood Town Centre. From the slip road turn left and continue straight on to the first mini roundabout. At this mini roundabout take the third exit to the next mini roundabout and turn left. Follow the signs into the pay and display public car park.

Make an appointment

Telephone 0300 555 1392
Phone lines open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

Get to Ringwood Registration Office by public transport

Parking in Ringwood

Parking can be difficult especially in the height of summer. There is a large public car park adjacent to the Gateway Building for visitors to the town and the Gateway.

For parking for Bridal Car go to 'on the day'


The Forest Suite

ringwood forest

Accommodates 50 people including the couple, two registrars and two witnesses.


Parking for Ceremony Car

There is a drop off area in the car park specifically for ceremony cars. This area is covered by the car park regulations and therefore the car cannot be left unattended in this space during the ceremony. Please ensure that you have advised the driver. If the car is chauffeured and the driver stays with it then it can stay there, otherwise this should only be used as a drop off point for the arriving couple.

Alternatively Ringwood Gateway is immediately adjacent to The Furlong and the ceremony car can stop on the roadside to allow the arriving couple to get out of the car, this means a short walk to the Gateway building part of which is undercover. The ceremony car should then be moved into the car park.

The paved area outside Ringwood Gateway is pedestrianised. Cars may not be driven onto the paved area. There are regular parking patrols in the area. As we want you to enjoy your special day please make sure that everyone attending your ceremony is aware of these arrangements.


There are probably other couples using the facilities on the same day, so to keep the ceremony room looking tidy, please ensure that your guests wait until they are outside before they throw confetti. If possible please use bio degradable confetti.

Party poppers and spray string should not be used. Please check with registration staff as some local restrictions apply.

Photographers and Video

Videos can be taken at any point before, during and after the ceremony provided that it does not interrupt the proceedings.

Please inform the registration staff so that the cameraman can be directed to a suitable position. Your guests are welcome to take photographs before and after the ceremony, but the ”official” photographer should speak to registration staff to agree mutually acceptable points at which photographs can be taken during the ceremony.


Our Register Offices in Hampshire welcome everyone and our staff will do all they can to ensure that you enjoy your visit. If you need extra assistance we are happy to help.

  • Designated Accessible Parking
    Yes, in public car park
  • Level Access
  • Automatic Doors/Push Button Operated
  • Hearing Loop
  • Wheelchair Accessible Toilet
  • Signer
  • Guide Dogs Welcome

Please telephone 01329 289195 if you have any queries about access.


Ringwood Registration Office

Ringwood Gateway
The Furlong
Ringwood BH24 1AT


Approved venues

Contact us

Telephone 0300 555 1392
Phone lines open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

Outside office hours
If someone is terminally ill and you need to speak to a Registrar about an urgent marriage or civil partnership, or you need to arrange an urgent funeral to comply with specific religious beliefs, tel 0750 7777 534. Please leave a message outlining the details of your emergency and a contact telephone number, a member of our team will return your call as soon as possible.

" "

In this section…