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Service Update

Information on numbers attending ceremonies updated 5th January 2021.

We are fully booked for civil marriages until April 2021.

Attendance at ceremonies

Following First Minister's announcement on 5th January, new Level 4 restrictions introduce significant new restrictions on marriage and civil partnership. These are:

  • no more than 5 people to attend (or 6 where an interpreter is necessary)
  • this figure represents the minimum number of participants for a legal ceremony in Scotland (the couple, two witnesses, the registrar or celebrant, and any interpreter)
  • as before, no receptions can take place anywhere in level 4
  • venues must also continue to be able to safely accommodate those attending, with appropriate physical distancing and other safety measures remaining in place

These restrictions are in place until end of January 2021.

Notice forms

We are currently accepting marriage and civil partnership notice forms and all supporting documents by email or post. Please contact fife.registrars@fife.gov.uk 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. We are fully booked until the beginning of April.

If you would like to enquire about a new booking, please complete our Request information on planning a ceremony in Fife form.

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