When hosting your civil ceremony at Hyde House you must also liaise with the Registration Office in Cheltenham, notifying them well in advance of your intention to marry. The minimum period of notice is 15 days, although in practice we’d recommend contacting them at the earliest possible opportunity. It is essential that a Registrar is available to conduct the ceremony on your chosen date. Popular dates, especially during spring and summer, can get booked up early.
Unlike many civil ceremony venues, Hyde Barn is licensed to conduct ceremonies both indoors, in our elegant ceremony halls seating 100 or 150 and outdoors in our garden, focused around our beautiful arbour, which serves as the ‘permanent structure’ required by the regulations.
Should you wish to conduct an alternative ceremony or blessing you must still contact the Registration Office and follow the formal procedures. Whilst you are free to adapt the wording of your vows and other parts of the ceremony itself, you should be aware that no elements of a religious nature can be included within a civil marriage or partnership ceremony.