Arranging an outdoor wedding?

Where can you marry in East & West Sussex.

Is it legal ?

The law in England currently states that you can only get married in a religious building, a Register Office or a licensed Approved Marriage Premises. It is NOT currently possible to have a legally binding wedding ceremony on a lawn, in a marquee, on a beach, in a wood or any outside space, despite what you may have heard or read elsewhere.

An outdoor wedding of your choice!

If you have your heart set on having your "big day" outdoors in the garden, an outside space somewhere or in an unlicensed venue then Sussex Registration Service will be more than happy to help you fulfill your dreams.

In this situation they will first provide you with a short, but legally binding marriage ceremony either in one of there Register Offices, or in a licensed part of a venue to ensure the legal formalities are completed properly !

You then choose where your "big day" takes place?

Sussex Registrars will then provide you with a personalised "wedding celebration" in front of your guests located wherever you want and structured completely as you wish, so you can have your "wedding" exactly how and where you want it.

Other reasons to choose this option

This type of extra ceremony might also suit you if married abroad and would now like to re-live your day back home in England surrounded by your family and friends.

More information

If you would like to know more about this service you can contact on of Sussex Registrars Ceremony Hubs on 0345 60 80 198 who will talk you through the process and work with you to organise your dream day just the way you want it.

Contact details

Ceremonies Hub West - for Lewes and Wealden Districts -

Ceremonies Hub East - for Hastings and Rother Districts -

1066 Wedding Cars

We would be delighted to offer you your choice of wedding car(s) at a discount price if you decide to have your wedding on two different dates (your actual wedding then your wedding celebration) or in two locations. Please call to discuss your requirements and we will be happy to help! 0800 9788 498 or email