Service UpdateInformation on numbers attending ceremonies, updated on 16th March 2021.
Attendance at ceremonies
Following First Minister’s announcement on 16th March 2021, at the present time, no immediate change to the numbers permitted to attend marriages and civil partnership ceremonies is proposed. This is currently no more than 5 people to attend (or 6 where an interpreter is required).
From 26th April 2021, it may be possible to allow marriage ceremonies and civil partnership registrations to proceed with up to 50 people in attendance. Permitted numbers will remain subject to venue capacity allowing necessary 2 metre distancing between households, or extended households.
For ceremonies in our Registrars Offices, a maximum of 20 people will be allowed at ceremonies to enable us to safely accommodate those attending and to adhere to 2 metre distancing. Face coverings are still required to be worn by all attending unless exempt. The couple can remove face covering during the ceremony.
Scottish Government expects more significant easing of restrictions will take place; this is likely to include marriage and civil partnership. It is also anticipated if evidence continues to support further easing, there may be additional changes in June and July.
We are currently accepting marriage and civil partnership notice forms and all supporting documents by email or post. Please contact email@example.com for advice on how to submit your forms. In your email, please let us know your proposed date and venue for your ceremony. Also let us know if your ceremony is with a registrar or priest or minister or celebrant.
Booking a ceremony
For civil ceremonies with a Registrar, we are extremely busy for the rest of 2021.
If you would like to enquire about a new booking, please complete our Request information on planning a ceremony in Fife form.