Arrange a marriage or civil partnership

A guide to marriages and civil partnerships

You can get married or enter into a civil partnership in the UK if you are:

  • Age 16 or over
  • Free to marry, or form a civil partnership (single, divorced or widowed)
  • Not closely related to your partner

You need permission from your parents or guardians if you’re under age 18.

Make a Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership enquiry

A guide to legal formalities