What is a commitment ceremony

A commitment ceremony is a way for couples to declare their love for each other in front of family and friends. 

A commitment ceremony is a celebration and has no legal recognition. 

What happens on the day 

We will work with you to create a ceremony that is personal to you.

This can include the following:

  •  introduction and welcome
  •  reading or poems
  •  music
  •  declaration to each other
  •  exchange rings
  •  signing of certificate
  •  closing words

You are welcome to hold the ceremony at the following:

  •  Brighton Town Hall
  •  an approved venue
  •  a place of special significance (subject to suitability and health and safety checks undertaken by the registrar)

What are our costs and fees

Fees for ceremonies vary depending on the venue you have chosen.

To see our fees go to our Fees and cancellations for ceremonies page

If you would like to arrange a ceremony, send an email to ceremonies@brighton-hove.gov.uk or phone 01273 292 016.