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Marriages and civil partnerships

Marriages and civil partnerships during the Covid-19 restrictions

From 17 May 2021, weddings, civil partnerships, and receptions will be able to proceed with 30 attendees, provided the premise can accommodate this number, in a Covid-19 secure manner following social distancing guidelines, and are permitted to open.

No earlier than 21 June 2021, there will be no legal limits placed on any life events.

The government will announce one week in advance of each of these dates whether restrictions will be eased as planned. Before changes can be made in line with this timetable it is essential that the government criteria has been met.

Covid-19 safety measures which include social distancing and the wearing of face coverings will still be in place until further notice to ensure everyone's safety.

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If you have any queries please contact this office on 0191 433 3000 or email our ceremonies team at

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Whether you are planning a small, intimate ceremony or a grand occasion, we can provide you with a stunning backdrop to your marriage in Gateshead.

From the Victorian fairy tale mansion of Saltwell Towers set in the stunning grounds of Saltwell Park, to the beautiful grade 1 listed St Mary's Heritage Centre, a former church perched high above the glittering Tyne, to Gateshead's best-kept secret - our elegant new ceremony rooms at Gateshead Register Office.

Whatever your arrangements, whatever your choice, we can make your day truly memorable.

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