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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Ceremonies Hub West - for Lewes and Wealden Districts - firstname.lastname@example.org
Ceremonies Hub East - for Hastings and Rother Districts - email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org