Civil marriages are marriages which are non-religious and are conducted by the local Superintendent Registrar. To have a religious ceremony you must get married in a church.

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We are delighted that you have chosen to celebrate here in our beautiful county. Cornwall is steeped in history; from rugged hills and moors peppered with beautiful old engine houses to breath-taking coastline and magical windswept coves. Your ceremony can take place in a registration office or an approved venue, licensed by the local authority.  Cornwall offers a unique and special backdrop for any celebration. Get married here and the options are endless – farms, castles, stately homes, hotels, seaside retreats and so much more …… . Run away, or bring the whole family!

One thing is sure, Cornwall makes the perfect setting for your celebration.

Whether you are planning a small intimate occasion, or a larger celebration, we are here to help. Your day is special and we want to help make it memorable for you.

The getting married in Cornwall brochure includes a full list of approved venues and more information on ceremonies in Cornwall. 

Please also read our frequently asked questions

Getting married outside Cornwall

If you choose to marry in a venue outside the district of your residence, you will need to contact the relevant registration service to make the necessary arrangements.

Cornish phrases and translations for your wedding

Have you thought of using Cornish to make your wedding that bit more special?

You can find Cornish language resources and more information about translations on the Cornish Language pages.