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Renewal of vows

A renewal of vows ceremony provides couples with a unique opportunity to re-affirm their commitment to each other, and celebrate their relationship. Any couple, regardless of how long they have been married or in a civil partnership, may choose to renew their vows.

Typically a renewal of vows ceremony will include vows and re-dedication or giving of new rings. As the ceremony has no legal status, it can be personalised ensuring that it is unique and meaningful for each couple and may include some content from any cultural background or religious belief.

The Registration Service has produced a handy guide to your ceremony in the Borough of Bedford

Choosing the venue

You can choose to have your ceremony at the Old Town Hall in Bedford (with capacity for up to 75 guests), or at an approved venue. Have a look at the list of approved venues in Bedford Borough.

To speak to a registrar or for more information email

A ceremony pack is provided once a booking has been made, offering options and suggestions for what may be included on the day. 

Fees for celebratory ceremonies

  • Monday to Thursday
    • Approved venue: £507.30
    • Ceremony Room at Old Town Hall: £214.30
  • Friday and Saturday
    • Approved venue: £559.05
    • Ceremony Room at Old Town Hall: £321.00
  • Sunday
    • Approved venue: £664.70
    • Ceremony Room at Old Town Hall: £374.80
  • Bank Holiday
    • Approved venue: £695.70
    • Ceremony Room at Old Town Hall: £428.65
  • Other fees
    • Ceremony Planning Meeting: £51.80
    • Statutory fee ceremony (Bedford Register Office): £46

Marriage/Civil Partnership certificates may be ordered online at a cost of £11 each.

We are unable to perform ceremonies on Christmas Day, Boxing Day, or New Year's Day.