Marriage and civil partnership

Mansion House bride and groom outside

COVID-19 update 25 March 2020 

All legal notices of marriage and civil partnership are deferred until we are through the current pandemic period. 

On government instructions, all ceremonies booked between 24 March and 13 April are cancelled. We are contacting couples affected in date order so please do not contact us. 

From 14 April onwards, we await further instructions and will keep update this page as soon as we can. 

This situation is constantly changing and we do not know what the instruction will be after the government’s initial 3 week timeframe. 

We appreciate this is a worrying time for everyone but please do not telephone our office as our teams are busy with critical work. 

If you have an urgent ceremony query not covered here, please use the ceremony enquiry form to contact us and we will do our best to respond as soon as possible. 


Congratulations, your future together starts here!

We recognise that your wedding or civil partnership is a unique and special occasion and we are here to help make it a day to remember. 

Whatever your arrangements we will try to ensure that your ceremony is what you want it to be and, most importantly, that it is carried out in accordance with the law. 

Newport Registration Service is located at the Mansion House, near the city centre - a photograph of the Mansion House can be seen here.

Please come and take a look at the room choices within our building before booking your ceremony as once legal preliminaries have been started, paperwork will only be valid for the stated room.

Whatever type of ceremony you would like, we will do our very best to accommodate your wishes and our experienced registration staff can guide and advise you along the way.

Here in Newport we are lucky enough to have a variety of different venues licensed for civil ceremonies. 

If you dream of walking up the aisle in a stately home or would prefer the unique quirkiness of a coastal lighthouse, we have those options for you.

If a glamorous hotel or friendly golf club is more your thing, we have those too.

If the thought of warm sunshine and birdsong in a beautiful park and being married from a bandstand appeals to your romantic nature then we can help you.

Of course there are alternatives, maybe you are looking for an outdoor ceremony (weather permitting!) followed or preceded by legal vows in licensed premises - we can help you with that too.

You do not have to live in Newport to hold your ceremony here. 

Six steps to your ceremony

  Step 1: What type of ceremony?

  Step 2: Costs        

  Step 3: Make a save the date booking     

  Step 4: Give legal notice    

  Step 5: Ceremony choices

  Step 6: Pay the balance