Serving Your Notice Of Marriage

This is a legal requirement. Your ceremony is only provisionally booked and will not be confirmed until you have served your Notice of Marriage. 

Coronavirus (COVID-19): change to service

Register offices remain closed while we work on making them safe to access. Please check our page on marriage notices for the latest service updates.

See further information about changes to services.


If you don't do this, your marriage cannot take place

Important - you must be resident in Bournemouth for at least seven full days before you can register here. So, if you don't normally live here and are travelling to the area to marry, you need to allow 9 days in total:

  • day one - travel to the area
  • days two to eight, you are resident in the area
  • day nine - registration can now take place