Hampshire Registration Service

Converting a Civil Partnership to a Marriage

Conversion of civil partnership to marriage

There is now provision for couples to convert civil partnerships to marriage if they choose to do so. This will come into effect on 10 December 2014, although the exact process for conversion is still subject to Parliamentary approval.


  • In Hampshire couples will need to attend an appointment in person at Winchester register office

  • They will need to provide evidence of their identity and civil partnership registration

  • The conversion will take place when the couple sign a declaration to confirm that they have not dissolved their civil partnership and confirming that they both wish to convert their civil partnership to a marriage

  • The declaration is signed in the register office

  • The conversion will be registered and a certificate of conversion will be issued

Celebrate your conversion in Hampshire!

While there is no statutory ceremony attached to the conversion and couples do not go through a marriage ceremony, our ceremony team at Hampshire Registration is proud to offer couples a non-statutory Celebration Ceremony to include the signing and presentation of a commemorative certificate at a venue of their choice.

To book an appointment for your conversion and to help you arrange your celebration ceremony you will need to speak to a Registration Officer during register office opening hours (Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm).

Our Contact Centre (0845 603 5637 - call charges apply) is open Monday to Friday 8am - 8pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4pm. If you make contact outside register office opening hours, Contact Centre colleagues will take your details and ensure that a registration officer returns your call the next working day.

Find out more

Couples converting from a civil partnership that was formed before 24th March 2014 will not be required to pay a fee for their appointment, if it takes place before 10th December 2015. For more information please visit Gov.uk



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