This ceremony is a formal and dignified public declaration of love and devotion between two people. They can be held at any of the venues in Bolton that are approved for civil marriages.

It can be arranged by adult couples and can either be shared with family and friends or held in private without any guests.

Many people choose to mark a special anniversary with a renewal of their vows, but the Renewal of Marriage Vows ceremony is just as suitable for couples at any point in their marriage. A ceremony can be held for couples who were married abroad, to give friends and relatives the chance to celebrate the marriage. Couples who have been through a difficult time might wish to show their renewed commitment to one another by a renewal of their vows. It's a special, personal ceremony and it's unique to each couple. 

What is the ceremony like?

Each ceremony is designed specifically for the couple involved. There are a number of elements in the ceremony, which can be combined to create an occasion which is best suited to your needs and which will prove a happy and memorable occasion for you and your friends and relatives.

The ceremony will be conducted by a celebrant who you will normally meet well in advance to discuss the arrangements and details of the ceremony. The length of the ceremony will depend upon the options chosen and the number of readings, but is normally between fifteen and thirty minutes.

How do I arrange a ceremony?

You should first contact us to discuss the availability of a celebrant to conduct the ceremony. You will also need to contact the venue to find out when it is available.Please note that re-affimation ceremonies can only be held at the approved premises in Bolton and not at the Register office itself.

Renewal of Marriage Vows can normally be arranged quite quickly, as there is no legal need for a period of prior notice. However, please bear in mind that at certain times of the year there is a heavy demand both for popular venues and for trained celebrants.

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