Renewal ceremonies are for couples who have been married or in a civil partnership for any length of time and wish to celebrate their union in a personal ceremony.

The ceremonies have no legal status and are purely ceremonial.

Arranging a renewal ceremony

  • Call the Register Office on 0151 606 2020 to book a date.
  • You should allow around four weeks to book and arrange the ceremony
  • Please note renewal ceremonies are no longer performed at Wallasey and Birkenhead Town Halls.

​Approved venues and fees

Who can arrange a ceremony?

The couple together or one partner can arrange the ceremony as a surprise, as it is not a legal ceremony

What does the ceremony involve?

Renewal ceremonies are personal to the couple. The ceremony can be used to renew vows and commitment, re-dedicate rings or give new rings. It can also include your children and readings or speeches.

The ceremony usually lasts around 15 to 30 minutes and is conducted by a professional celebrant from Wirral Register Office.

Information you will need to provide

  • A copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate