Renfrewshire Council

Civil Renewal of Marriage Vows and Civil Partnership Pledge

What is the ceremony about?

This ceremony is for any married couple who have had a civil marriage ceremony, or are registered civil partners, who wish to celebrate renewing their marriage vows, or civil partnership pledge, in a unique and personal ceremony. 

These ceremonies have no legal standing and are not legally binding on those who take part. The ceremonies have no religious content.

Often, these ceremonies are associated with a special wedding or civil partnership anniversary, such as the tenth, twenty-fifth or fortieth, but the ceremony is just as appropriate for couples at any stage of marriage or civil partnership. This ceremony is also appropriate for those couples who married abroad in a private ceremony and who wish to have a family celebration.

Who are ceremonies for?

Any married couple or registered civil partners, of any age and married or civil partners for any length of time and who were married in a civil ceremony or are registered civil partners can arrange a civil renewal of vows ceremony.

How do I book a ceremony?

You can book your ceremony up to 1 year in advance. 

A £55.00 deposit is required to make your booking. The balance of your ceremony fee must be paid between 3 months and 29 days before the ceremony date.

What documents do I need?

You will need to produce your marriage certificate or civil partnership certificate when booking your ceremony in person. If you phone to book, you will need to produce your marriage or civil partnership certificate before the renewal ceremony.

How to order a marriage, civil partnership certificate.

Where can a ceremony take place?

A ceremony can take place, Monday to Saturday, at:

  • Johnstone registration office
  • Paisley marriage suite
  • Renfrew marriage suite
  • Paisley town hall.

Renewal ceremonies can also take place at approved venues in Renfrewshire.

Who conducts the ceremony?

A local government officer will conduct your ceremony. The officer is trained in ceremonial skills, employed by Renfrewshire Council, and will normally be a Registrar.

What documents will I receive?

After your ceremony you will receive a ceremonial pack which includes:

  • a renewal of civil marriage vows certificate, or renewal of civil partnership pledge certificate
  • a copy of the ceremony speech
  • an attractive presentation wallet.

We have a range of facilities in Renfrewshire for your civil renewal of marriage vows ceremony. The fees vary with a venue to suit every need.

Renewal of civil marriage vows - information pack (pdf)

Fees

Registration office - Monday to Friday 

  • Pack (which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording of the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Accommodation fee - £59.00
  • Total - £152.00

Registration office - Saturday

  • Pack which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording of the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Accommodation fee - £59.00
  • Saturday supplement - £94.00
  • Total - £246.00

Paisley town hall - Monday to Friday

  • Pack (which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording for the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Paisley Town Hall Administration fee - £88.00
  • Total - £181.00

Paisley town hall - Saturday

  • Pack (which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording of the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Paisley Town Hall Administration fee / Saturday supplement - £183.00
  • Total - £276.00 

Paisley town hall - Sunday / Public Holidays

  • Pack (which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording of the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Administration / Sunday / Public Holiday supplement - £281.00
  • Total - £374.00 + Town Hall Fees

Other venues (as agreed by you and your registrar) - Monday to Friday (office hours)

  • Pack (which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording of the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Administration fee - £134.00
  • Total - £227.00

Other venues (as agreed by you and your registrar) - Saturday

  • Pack (which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording of the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Administration fee/Saturday supplement - £224.00
  • Total - £317.00

Other venues (as agreed by you and your registrar) - Sundays / Public Holidays

  • Pack(which includes the order of service, a certificate and the wording of the ceremony) - £38.00
  • Conduct of ceremony - £55.00
  • Accommodation / Sunday / Public Holiday supplement - £281.00
  • Total - £374.00
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