Civil marriage and partnership ceremonies can only take place in an approved venue.  But there is a wonderful selection of approved venues in Portsmouth; from the register office itself to historic warships, hotels, theatres and museums.  Once you’ve provisionally booked the venue of your choice, check with Portsmouth register office that a registrar will be able to attend on your chosen date, and discuss a time for the ceremony.

Contact Portsmouth registry office if you would like to view ceremony rooms at the register office, make a provisional booking or order a printed copy of our Weddings and civil partnerships brochure. You can view online or download a copy of the Weddings and civil partnerships brochure below.

Email registrars@portsmouthcc.gov.uk or call 023 9282 9041.  Write to or visit us at Milldam House, Burnaby Road, Portsmouth, PO1 3AF. Our opening hours are 9am to 4.30pm Monday to Friday.

For emergencies outside normal office hours on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, or for help arranging a marriage involving someone who is terminally ill, please contact 023 9282 2251.