Consultation: outdoor weddings and civil partnerships

On 20 December 2021, the Ministry of Justice issued the Press Release Outdoor weddings and civil partnerships consultation launched, which indicated “marrying couples will have greater choice in how they celebrate their big day under government plans to legalise outdoor weddings in England and Wales”, and stated:

  • Temporary measures introduced in summer could be made permanent
  • Religious weddings would also be allowed outdoors under plans
  • Will provide greater flexibility and choice to couples and the weddings sector
  • The location for the ceremony must be assessed to be dignified

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