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A Renewal of Vows Ceremony is an opportunity for you and your partner to renew your marriage or civil partnership vows and confirm your continuing love and devotion for one another.

Perhaps you are celebrating a special anniversary or it may be that your legal ceremony was overseas and you would like to celebrate again with family and friends who could not be with you on the day. You may simply want to pledge your love for each other once more.

It can also be a good option for those who have married recently but were not able to invite everybody. For example, if you were married abroad.

The venue

Your renewal of vows ceremony can take place at our Bootham Suite or at any of our approved venues.

When you have chosen a venue for your renewal of vows ceremony you should contact us to check our availability and provisionally book a celebrant.

Your booking is confirmed when you have made final payment and returned your ceremony planner form 8 weeks prior to the ceremony

Your Ceremony

The ceremony can be bespoke to you. You'll be asked to complete a ceremony planner and a couples questionnaire so we can tailor the ceremony to you. You can include what you want, the choice is yours!

You can exchange rings or gifts, you can have up to 2 readings or poems or if you have other ideas you can submit these and we will review them.

Our celebrants are happy to provide guidance if you so wish.

If you wish to change the date, time or location of your ceremony you must request this in writing by email or post. Alternate dates will be subject to our availability.

Cost of renewing your vows

You will need to pay a non-refundable booking fee of £50 to book a celebrant

See Register Office fees for details of costs for renewing your vows.

Pre-ceremony consultation service

York Register Office provides a 'pre-ceremony consultation service' giving you the opportunity to discuss all aspects of your ceremony with an experienced Celebration Officer who'll be able to answer any questions you have about your ceremony, and help to prepare you for your special day.

Contact York Register Office to book your 20 minute pre-ceremony consultation, subject to availability, Monday to Friday.

See pre-ceremony consultation fees.

Also see

York Register Office

56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA

Telephone: 01904 654477