Marriage and Civil Partnerships - Notices

The Register Offices at Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole have started appointments for urgent notices of marriage. 

We have identified couples who were booked in prior to the service being suspended, who need to give notice urgently due to the date of their ceremony. 

Once the government confirms that ceremonies can start again, we will increase the number of appointments we can take.

We will then be in contact with all couples who had appointments booked in with us which were cancelled, in strict date order. 

There are new processes in place for appointments. When we book you in for an appointment you will receive an email with advice on these new processes, please make sure to read it before you arrive.  

If you feel you need an urgent appointment - for example, you are a BCP Council resident and your ceremony is in the next 6 weeks, perhaps in another district area - please contact us.

At present, we are only taking new ceremony bookings for dates in 2021 onwards.