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Registering a Civil Partnership

All civil partnerships must be attended by a civil partnership registrar and must be witnessed by two people. 


The couple must be:


  • of the same sex
  • over 18 (or provide evidence of consent if aged 16 or 17)
  • not related to each other
  • not in an existing marriage or civil partnership.


To arrange a Civil Partnership in Cardiff:


  • you need to give notice of your intention to register at the Register Office
  • you are able to reserve a time slot for your ceremony and this can be up to two years in advance
  • the statutory fee for giving notice of intention to register is £35 each
  • after 15 clear days of giving notice you can register your civil partnership by signing a civil partnership schedule in front of the civil partnership registrar and your two witnesses
  • There is a single fee of £40 for the formation of the civil partnership.


You don’t need to have a ceremony to form a civil partnership, however, if you are booking the St Davids Room or one of our approved premises we offer choices of ceremony to help make the day really special.


More information is available in our Civil Ceremonies in Cardiff brochure​​​​​​Link opens in a new window