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Your Ceremony

Your Ceremony Civil Partnership

Congratulations and thank you for choosing to have your ceremony in Camden.

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Arriving for your ceremony

On the day of your civil partnership please head to Entrance South D of Tavistock House. This is located on the east side of Tavistock Square, between NatWest Bank and Pret a Manger. There is a red letterbox outside the building.

Please arrange for you and your guests to arrive about fifteen minutes before your ceremony time, your registrars may have other ceremonies to attend. If you and your guests are late, your civil partnership may have to be postponed.

Our aim is to make your ceremony run as smoothly as possible, and you will be pleased to know that you and your witnesses do not need to bring any documents to your ceremony. All we will need is your signature and we will provide the ink and the fountain pen for this purpose. 

You can choose to have a signing only ceremony. 

This will entail:

  • Letting the registrar know at the pre-interview that you only want to sign the schedule (legal paperwork).
  • Both of you, your 2 witnesses and the civil partnership registrar will go to the room you booked.
  • You will both be asked to state your full names. 
  • Your witnesses will be asked if they know of any legal impediment to you both entering into the civil partnership.
  • Both of you will be asked to read the following declaration out loud before signing the schedule. “I declare that I know of no legal reason why we may not register as each other’s civil partner. I understand that on signing this document we will be forming a civil partnership with each other.”
  • Both of you, then your witnesses will be asked to sign, followed by the civil partnership registrar who will then declare you as Civil Partners.

Click on the boxes below for more detailed information, including information on the scripts available if you choose to have a more elaborate ceremony.  

Our Ceremony Rooms are ideally placed to arrive via National Rail, Underground, by bus, or even Eurostar at St Pancras International Station.

The closest underground station is Euston Station to the north, or, you and your guests could use Russell Square to the south. 

Our closest bus stop is Tavistock Square. Bus routes: 59, 68, 91, 168 and N91. 

Regrettably, we do not have our own on site car park. The nearest ones to us are the NCP Euston Station at the Brunswick Centre, or the NCP for Kings Cross in Judd Street. 

For disabled parking please use spaces at the Tavistock square side of Woburn House, or the spaces in Endsleigh Street just off Tavistock Square. Please note they are for general public use and can’t be reserved.

We are located between Pret a Manger and the British Medical Association, and a red post box is right outside our entrance. 

Entrance South D, Mezzanine Floor
Tavistock House, Tavistock Square
London, WC1H 9LT

Where to find us

You must bring two people to act as your witnesses. They can be any two people who are able to speak and understand English. 

There is no lower age limit for witnesses but they must be old enough to understand what is taking place and be able to testify to what they have seen and heard should this be necessary.  In cases of doubt, it is advisable to have an adult witness. 

If an interpreter has been used during the ceremony, they will be asked to sign the schedule as one of the witnesses.

Witnesses to not need to bring ID. 

The room can accommodate yourselves and 2 guests only. 

 

Please click on the links below to view the scripts available for your ceremony. These cannot be amended. 

Simple Ceremony 

Standard Ceremony

You do not need to memorize the scripts, your registrar will guide you through them during the ceremony. 

 

How long does a ceremony last?

Your ceremony will last approximately half an hour.

Do we have to exchange rings?

Rings are not a legal requirement, so it is your choice whether to use them.

Photographs

Photographs, video and audio recordings can be done throughout the ceremony, as long as they are not disruptive. You are welcome to use Tavistock Park across the road for additional photos.

Our Ceremonies team take great pleasure in seeing the results of their assistance to our couples, so please do share your pictures with us. 

Print off, sign and return our Photo Consent Form PDF to [email protected] to give us permission to use them on our website, to show other couples what a ceremony in Camden looks like. 

On your arrival a registrar will invite both of you for a private interview to check the information you gave at notice.

Make sure you check your details on the day very carefully. Once you have signed, any errors are expensive and time consuming to correct. 

During the ceremony, you will sign a document known as a schedule. After the ceremony, the details from the schedule will be uploaded to the electronic register, and a certificate will be posted to your home address within 14 working days.

Additional certificates cost £11, and can be purchased by placing an order online.

With such a central location, you are never far from an iconic London landmark or attraction, whether the brutalist marvel of the Brunswick Centre, the historians paradise of the British Museum or even Tavistock Square's very own statue of Ghandi.

And if you fancy an evening meal, or if you tie the knot early, a post-civil partnership brunch, Marchmont Street just five minutes’ walk away is a hidden gem, stocked with bistros, vegan cafés and boutique burger joints. You can even escape to Paris and other European destinations as soon as your ceremony is complete from nearby St Pancras International Station.

Compliments, Comments and suggestions…

We welcome any feedback, comments or suggestions you may have on how we can improve ceremonies for you before during or after.

If there are things we do well or things we could have done differently please let us know by emailing [email protected] please include your names, date, time and venue of your ceremony and the names of the registrar(s) if known.