Renewal of vows

Celebrate your love surrounded by the beauty of the East Riding of Yorkshire

How to book

What is a renewal of vows?

Whether you are hoping for a romantic event just for the two of you, or you want a gathering of all your family and friends, a renewal of vows is a beautiful way to celebrate your marriage or civil partnership.

Working closely with our award-winning team, you will design your perfect ceremony, personal to you, and once again say those loving words to one another.

Renewing your commitment

A special way to make new the promises you made to each other, a renewal of vows ceremony is for couples who are already married or in a civil partnership. Our couples renew their vows for a number of unique or personal reasons. Most popular is to hold a ceremony on an important anniversary or following a marriage or civil partnership abroad.

Your ceremony can be as grand or as simple as you wish. Some couples invite the wedding party from their original day to celebrate together again; others invite new friends they have met together since.

Wedding rings

If you want, ask a best man or bridesmaids to be involved, giving readings and speeches during the ceremony. You can also choose to wear a wedding dress, something similar to your outfits from your wedding or civil partnership day, or go for something entirely different. The choice is up to you.

A renewal of vows is a celebratory occasion and has no legal status. The ceremony does not alter, add or detract from any rights or responsibilities that you already have as a couple.

Your ceremony, your way

We have two packages available to choose from. For an exclusive ceremony created just for the both of you, choose our bespoke package. If you want to renew your vows quickly or prefer a simple event, choose our standard package.

Both packages include the signing of a commemorative certificate by you and witnesses (if you choose to have them). This will be presented to you at the end of the ceremony as a memento of your day. A personalised script of the ceremony is also available for an additional fee.

During the ceremony you will have the opportunity to exchange rings. These can be new, or you may like to rededicate the rings that you exchanged on your wedding or civil partnership day.

Bespoke ceremony

You will work closely with a dedicated celebrant to write a specially created script for the ceremony. During meetings, you will discuss your options for the ceremony, such as exchanging rings or gifts, reading and arrangements for music.

You can choose to involve family, friends or your children. They could deliver readings, poems or non-religious words that hold special meaning to you both. Some couples choose to have a short speech referencing their original ceremony, this can be delivered by the best man or anyone you choose.

To allow for the personalisation and work required, the bespoke package takes at least eight weeks to prepare. The ceremony will vary in length depending on your options and number of readings.

Standard ceremony

Our standard ceremony can be arranged at short notice, pending availability of registrars and venues. You will be able to choose from a set of options what to include in your script. The standard ceremony normally lasts up to 20 minutes.

Booking your ceremony

We have a fantastic selection of hotels, stately homes, town halls and more for you to renew your vows in. Find your picture perfect East Yorkshire scene on our venues page.

To start preparing for your ceremony, please contact your nearest registration office to arrange for a registration celebrant in your area to contact you.

How much is a renewal of vows?

Fees for ceremonies vary according to the time and location. Included in the price ishelp with the planning of your ceremony, up to 40 simple orders of ceremony, one simple copy script and one commemorative certificate.

There is a £50 deposit for all venues at the time of booking, deductible from the final cost of your ceremony.

How to book

To find out more about our renewal of vows service or to book contact us today:

Telephone (01482) 393600

Frequently asked questions

  • Where can I pay the fees for a ceremony?Open or Close

    Fees can be paid at any registration office. Please note that fees may be subject to an annual increase in April of each year. All outstanding fees must be paid at least four weeks before the ceremony.

  • Can we change the date or time of the ceremony?Open or Close

    Yes. Please call (01482) 393600 to discuss changing the time or date of your ceremony.

    Please note: There is a non-refundable £25 administration fee if the venue, date or time of the ceremony has to be rearranged. If, for any reason, you need to cancel your booking, there is a £25 cancellation fee if done eight weeks prior to the ceremony. Any cancellations after this date will incur a £50 fee, and for cancellations within 72 hours of the arranged date the whole of the ceremony fee must be paid.

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East Riding Registration and Celebration services