Renewal of Vows and Commitment Ceremonies

Find out how to arrange a renewal of vows or a commitment ceremony with our Celebrants.

Currently, government guidance does not permit us to carry out this type of ceremony (29 June 2020).

They can be organised at 

  • a Suffolk Register Office
  • an approved venue

Our arranging a ceremony page has information about how to book a venue for your ceremony.

Renewal of Vows Ceremony

This ceremony is a formal way for a couple to renew their marriage vows. It has no legal status.

The ceremony is available to any couple regardless of how old they are or how long they have been married.

They are sometimes used by couples who:

  • are celebrating an anniversary
  • have married abroad and wish to have another ceremony at home
  • want to celebrate their commitment to each other

Ceremony programme

Ceremonies can be personalised to your requirements.

They can include:

  • readings
  • the re-exchange of wedding rings
  • personal vows of commitment 

You can also include your children and other friends and relatives in the ceremony.

A souvenir certificate is presented to the couple at the end of the ceremony.

The length of the ceremony depends on the elements you want to include. We suggest you allow about 30 minutes.

Ceremony costs

Check what fee you need to pay for a ceremony.

Commitment Ceremony

Commitment ceremonies allow an adult couple, of any sexual orientation, to celebrate their formal commitment to each other.

Commitment ceremonies have no legal status and are not legally binding on those who participate.

Ceremony programme

Ceremonies can be personalised to your requirements.

They can include:

  • readings
  • the exchange of rings or gifts
  • personal vows of commitment 

A souvenir certificate is presented to the couple at the end of the ceremony.

The length of ceremony depends on the elements you want to include. We suggest you allow about 30 minutes.

Ceremony costs

Check what fee you need to pay for a ceremony.