Getting married or forming your civil partnership in Monmouthshire

The first decision to be made when planning your wedding or civil partnership is where you would like to hold your ceremony. You can choose from:

  • the register office in Usk
  • one of our approved venues
  • or a church or registered building

You may not form a civil partnership in church.

Register Office

The Register Office is situated at Rhadyr, Usk. You may marry or form your civil partnership in the company of up to six guests. It would be the basic legal requirements only.

If you have more than six guests or you wish to personalise the ceremony, we can also offer The Old Parlour at Usk; for the bride and groom and up to thirty guests.

More information is available on:

As of 13 March 2014 the Marriages (Same Sex Couples) Act 2013 comes into force, enabling couples of the same sex to marry (as opposed to forming a Civil Partnership) For more information please see

Marriage (same sex couples) Bill

Creating a fairer and more equal society

Stonewall.org.uk the lesbian, gay and bisexual charity

Couples already in a civil partnership will have the option to convert it into a marriage before Christmas once regulations laid before Parliament on 15 October 2014 are approved.

This landmark change means couples in existing civil partnerships will be able to convert them into a marriage from 10 December this year. For more information please contact the Superintendent Registrar or visit www.gov.uk

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