Leeds Register Office offers couples the chance to renew their marriage vows in a civil ceremony.
This ceremony is for any married couple wishing to celebrate renewing their marriage vows in a unique and personal ceremony. It may be associated with a special wedding anniversary, or may be a wish to celebrate a renewed commitment to each other.
Renewal of marriage vows ceremonies have no legal effect. The registrar who conducts your ceremony will not be acting in an official capacity even if they also work as a registration officer. Similarly, the rooms which are used in Register Offices or elsewhere are not designated as marriage venues for the duration of the ceremony. These ceremonies are provided purely to celebrate the renewal of marriage vows in a unique and personal ceremony.
It is possible for a couple who are already married to each other to marry again, in accordance with the law. They may wish to do this because they have reason to doubt the validity of their first marriage, or simply because they wish to fulfil the legal preliminaries and requirements of another marriage ceremony. Unlike renewal of marriage vows ceremonies, these ceremonies are legally binding. If you think that a marriage ceremony in accordance with the law is more appropriate to your needs, you can get further advice from the Superintendent Registrar.