CIVIL CEREMONY WEDDINGS IN CHESHIRE
DECLARING YOUR LOVE AND COMMITMENT TO EACH OTHER
Not everyone wants to have a traditional white wedding in a church or feels that they need a religious service to seal their union together. Today, an increasing number of couples are opting for a civil ceremony wedding.
And one of the best things about a civil ceremony in Cheshire or Staffordshire? You get to fall in love with a venue that can really encapsulate everything you’ve dreamed of for your big day – as long as it’s licensed. And if it is, and it ticks all the boxes, then you can just enjoy the entire day from start to finish, without worrying about moving onto different locations for photos, food, and dancing.
UNDERSTANDING CIIVL CEREMONIES
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW
A civil ceremony is a legal marriage ceremony that is performed by a local council official at an approved location, rather than by a religious official in a religious setting. The ceremony itself contains no religious elements or religious connotations. You can, however, add your own personal touches to the ceremony, including non-religious music and readings. To perform the civil wedding, you’ll need a council official – a registrar. You also choose two witnesses for the ceremony, who’ll both sign the marriage register.
CIVIL CEREMONY LOCATIONS
FINDING THE PERFECT PLACE TO MARRY
Until recently the only place to hold a civil wedding was at a register office, however, all that has changed and couples can now get married in a wide range of venues including Heaton House Farm. Any place for the civil ceremony must be licensed, so most venues will typically have a dedicated room for all ceremonies. We have 4 different areas – indoors and outdoors – for all kinds of civil weddings, to make your dreams a reality.
CHOOSING A CIVIL CEREMONY
IS IT RIGHT FOR YOU?
There are many reasons for choosing a civil ceremony, but some people prefer a traditional church wedding, or a ceremony in another place of worship. But if you’re not very religious and don’t feel comfortable with the idea of a religious ceremony, or if you and your partner come from different religious backgrounds and you want something to unite you, a civil wedding is a great option. Some people choose to have a civil ceremony because they want to include personal elements or bespoke details in their vows. Others might have their heart set on having an outdoor wedding or a barn wedding.
PERSONALISING YOUR CEREMONY
WHAT TO EXPECT ON THE DAY
Usually the marriage ceremony will follow the same basic structure whether you opt for a religious or civil wedding. But with a civil ceremony, you can make it as personal as you wish, including your own vows, readings, poems, favourite pieces of music and any particular rituals that you feel will express and celebrate your union. Choose words and music that really mean something to you, direct from your heart. A ceremony can’t have any religious content, it must include the legal wording and be within a set time frame. Other than that, be as unique, individual and meaningful as you’d like!