Planning a wedding in Salisbury
If you are planning a wedding in Salisbury and would like to know how to navigate the legalities of giving notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership and obtaining a marriage license, we’d like to help. In accordance with Wiltshire Council, both parties are required to give formal notice in person of your intention to marry or to form a civil partnership at a Registration Office in the district in which you currently live.
If you live in Wiltshire you can telephone 0300 003 4570 to book your appointment.
For couples who live close to Syrencot, our local Registration Office is:
Salisbury Registry Office, Bourne Hill, Salisbury, SP1 3UZ
However, if you live outside of Wiltshire, you will need to find a Registration Office close to where you live – not close to where you intend to get married.
You are legally required to have lived in your district for at least eight days before giving notice at your local Registration Office, so bear this in mind if you have any plans to relocate or if you aren’t currently living with your partner.
When to see the registrar to give notice
You cannot give notice more than 12 months before the date of your ceremony but you must give notice no later than 28 days before your ceremony.
As stated on wiltshire.gov.uk:
“The minimum period between giving notice and when a ceremony can take place is currently 28 clear days. The Schedule for marriage will be issued on day 29 after the date you give notice and will be valid for twelve months. It’s therefore a good idea to arrange to give your individual notices around six months before the date of your ceremony.
If one party is a foreign national you will both be required to give notice of your intention to marry or to form a civil partnership in the same district at the same time. This can be a district in which either of you live.”
In Wiltshire, recommendations state that you give notice around six months before your ceremony where possible.