Hampshire Registration Service

Renewal of vows ceremonies

Renewal of vows

Mature couple ready to renew vows

If you have already contracted a marriage or civil partnership and wish to celebrate and renew your vows in a unique and personal way, this ceremony could be right for you.

It is an opportunity to celebrate a special anniversary, to celebrate with people who were unable to be with you on the day (e.g. if you were married or formed a civil partnership abroad), or simply to re-affirm your commitment to each other.

Unlike a marriage or civil partnership, this alternative ceremony has no legal status, but it is intended to be of deep personal significance.

You are able to give your promises to each other, exchange rings, and invite your guests to participate in the ceremony. A commemorative certificate is presented to mark the occasion.

Booking a ceremony

In order to book a date for your ceremony please contact the register office which is closest to where you wish to hold your renewal of vows ceremony.

Venues for ceremonies

You can decide on the most appropriate venue for your ceremony, which may be a Registation Office, your home or garden, a hotel, a village hall, or other suitable non-religious place.



There is a non-refundable booking fee of £60 for ceremonies in Hampshire. This reserves the date and time you have requested for your ceremony.You will then be required to pay in full three calendar months prior to the date.

Payment of the booking fee and other associated costs can be made by phone by credit/debit card.

Register offices Ceremony Fee
(Inc. booking fee)
Monday to Thursday £129
Friday £139
Saturday afternoon £204
Sunday / Bank holidays N/A
Other venues  
Monday to Thursday £288
Friday £331
Saturday £376
Sunday £407

Additional alternative ceremony at the same time such as Naming or Commitment - £100


Contact us

tel 0845 603 5637 call charges
Phone lines open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4pm

Emergency only

Outside office hours
For weddings/civil partnerships involving someone terminally ill, or a funeral to comply with a religious burial requirement
tel 075 0777 7534.

Cancellation Policy

All cancellations must be given in writing.

If you have already paid, you have to give at least three calendar months notice to be eligible for a full refund.

Requests for a cancellation after this time will be subject to

  • 50% refund for 1-3 calendar months notice
  • No refund with less than one calendar month notice (or failure to cancel)