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Distinctive Ceremony held at a Licensed Venue

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Our Distinctive ceremony, is a legal civil wedding, held at any licensed venue. The ceremony is suitable for those wanting a bespoke, legal, celebrant-led ceremony.

The ceremony can be bespoke. You can make it unique in many ways: personal wedding vows, music, readings, sand blending, tying the knot, and thoughtful words from friends and family. These are just a few ways to make your ceremony truly exceptional. Your celebrant registrar will create your ceremony with you, transforming your wedding ceremony aspirations into reality.

For the legal part of your ceremony, you will choose from a selection of legal vows and declarations as well as choosing a minimum of two of your special guests to act as your legal witnesses for the signing of the schedule, although you may include up to six witnesses if you prefer.

A Distinctive Ceremony can be held at any licensed venue in Cornwall, there is a fabulous array of venues to choose from. If you can dream it, Cornwall is sure to deliver it.

Fees for a Distinctive Ceremony held at a Licensed Venue

The fees below are for a Distinctive Ceremony held at a licensed venue such as hotel, stately home or castle.

Day of the week 2024/25 2025/26 2026/27
Weekday  £697.00  £742.00  £773.00 
Saturday    £697.00  £742.00  £773.00 
Sunday  £787.00  £838.00  £873.00 
Bank Holiday  £1056.00  £1125.00  £1172.00 


Certificate (legal status)

Issued within 15 working days of the marriage or civil partnership 2024/25 Fee                               (from 28th May 2024)
Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate £11.00 £12.50
Express Priority Service    
Issued on or before the next working day (Monday to Friday) £24.00 £26.00


To book this ceremony you will firstly need to liaise directly with your chosen venue to provisionally book a date for your ceremony. Once you have a provisional date you will need to contact us on 0300 1234 181 (option 3) to book your celebrant registrars. At the time of booking, a non-refundable deposit of £67 will be taken to secure your chosen date, time and venue. 


If you are looking for a bespoke celebrant-led ceremony at a location of your choice, then our celebratory ceremony bundle will be more suitable. This bundle combines a legal ceremony in one of our offices with a celebratory ceremony at your chosen location.

If you are looking for a bespoke, legal celebrant-led ceremony held in a registration office ceremony room, then our Distinctive Ceremony held at a Registration Office will be your choice.

If you are looking for an effortless legal ceremony, that is less bespoke, then our Classic Ceremony or Simple Ceremony may be more suitable.


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