Ceremony Packs

Ceremony Packs provide information you need to plan a ceremony in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Congratulations and thank you for choosing The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for your special day.

Now that you have given your Notices of Intention and confirmed your booking, your next step is to download one of our Ceremony Packs which will give you all the information you need to plan a ceremony here in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea.

Please take a few minutes to read through the ceremony pack as it has been designed to assist you with your arrangements. It contains information to help you get the most out of your special day and should answer most of your questions. You will find details of the services we are able to offer and details on how you can enhance your ceremony with some personal touches of your own.

The ceremony packs below include a Programme of Events which you should fill in and return to us, either by post, fax or email so that we know what you require from your ceremony ahead of time.

Please download the relevant ceremony pack for a marriage or a civil partnership

Marriage Ceremony Pack 

  • Harrington Room Capacity: 10 people
  • Rossetti Room Capacity: 14 people
  • Brydon Room Capacity: 40 people
  • Licensed Venue or Hotel Capacity: n/a

Marriage Ceremony Pack

Civil Partnership Ceremony Pack

  • Harrington Room Capacity: 10 people
  • Rossetti Room Capacity: 14 people
  • Brydon Room Capacity: 40 people
  • Licensed Venue or Hotel Capacity: n/a

Civil Partnership Ceremony Pack

Programme of Events template

The information that we ask you to provide to us as part of your completed Programme of Events form is detailed below. 

You should send this to registrars@rbkc.gov.uk and include 'Completed Ceremony Information Pack' in the subject.

My Ceremony

Our Ceremony Details:Please complete:
Ceremony Venue (and Room) 
Date of Ceremony 
Time of Ceremony 
Our full names 

Ceremony Vows

We will be using:Please indicate:
Declaratory and Contracting Words A 
Declaratory and Contracting Words B 
Declaratory and Contracting Words C 

Rings and Additional Vows

We will be exchanging rings as part of our ceremony and:Please indicate:
We do not wish to say any words whilst we exchange rings 

We wish to say the words suggested in your ceremony pack whilst we exchange rings

 

We have written our own non-religious words for the exchange of rings and have attached them for approval at the bottom of this email

 

Music

We wish to include non-religious music as part of our ceremony and:Please indicate:

We wish to have a choice from the Register Office’s CD (Compact Disc) played before the ceremony and during walking down the aisle

CD number:

Track number:

We wish to have a choice from the Register Office’s CD played during the signing of the register and after the ceremony

CD number:

Track number:

We will provide our own CD(s) and our choices (non-religious) are listed here:

 
We will be bringing a smartphone on the day and our choices (non-religious) are listed here: 

Readings

We wish to include a reading as part of our ceremony and this will be:Please indicate:
A reading from the Approved List in your Ceremony PackReading number:
A reading of our own choice which is attached for approval at the bottom of this email 

Pre-Ceremony Interviews

Here are our intentions for the pre-ceremony interview:Please indicate:
We wish to be interviewed separately and confirm that one of us will arrive 20 minutes before and the other one will arrive 10 minutes before 
We wish to be interviewed together 

Entry into the Ceremony Room

Here are our intentions for our entrance into the ceremony room:Please indicate:
We will enter the ceremony room together 
One of us will enter the ceremony room aloneWho will walk down the aisle:

Escorted by:

Video Recording and Photography

Here are our intentions for photography:Please indicate:
We will have a photographer present 
We will have a videographer present 

Disabled Access and for the Hard of Hearing (for Chelsea Old Town Hall or Kensington Town Hall only)

Those requiring assistance:Please indicate:
I, or one of our guests, requires to use the Personal Induction Hearing Loop (required ‘T’ setting on hearing aid) 
I, or one of our guests, requires wheelchair access 
Other special accessibility requirements 

Other Arrangements

Please add details in full:

 

 

 

Confirmation

We confirm that:Please indicate:
We have both given notice of intention to marry, supplying all paperwork, within the legal timeframe in advance of the ceremony (29 days or 71 days if non-EEA national) 

We have paid our ceremony attendance fee in full by calling 020 7361 4100 (Visit our Fees and charges for the Registrars Service page)

 
We have read and accept the ceremony terms and conditions (Visit our Ceremonies Terms and Conditions page) 
We have read the frequently asked questions about ceremonies (Visit our Frequently asked questions about ceremonies page) 
We consent to our images being used for marketing purposes 
We consent to our email being used for a customer feedback questionnaire after your ceremony 

Your contact details will not be passed on to any third parties and we will not send any other emails than the feedback questionnaire.

Further information

Please be advised that if you are getting married in the Register Office (the two of you and your witnesses only) you should not download either of these packs as they do not apply to you, but instead contact this office and we will send you a Register Office ceremony pack.

If you would like to clarify any of the information provided in these packs or would like to discuss any aspect of your ceremony, please feel free to contact us. Our office hours are 8.30am to 5pm from Monday to Friday.