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Elopement Weddings

It’s quicker, more informal and romantic.


What is an Elopement Wedding?


This can be a small informal intimate personal ceremony with both of you, plus witnesses.


Why do couples Elope?


You just want to save money.  The average Uk wedding can cost £32,000. You may not have the budget especially, if you have just bought a house and/or have children. Spending on a big lavish wedding, may not seem that important or your thing.



Avoid the Family Politics


You may not get along with all members of your families, mum and dad may have gone their separate ways, so you are putting off getting married so you do not have to upset a parent by not inviting them or you want to invite both, but you know they will not come just to avoid each other.


A marriage can take place

  • a Register Office

  • premises approved by the local authority such as a hotel

  • a church of the Church of England, Church in Wales

  • a synagogue or any other private place if both partners are Jewish

  • a Meeting House if one or both partners are either members of the Society of Friends (Quakers) or are associated with the Society by attending meetings

  • any registered religious building (England and Wales only)

  • the home of one of the partners if the partner is housebound or detained, for example, in prison

  • a place where one partner is seriously ill and not expected to recover, for example, in hospital

  • a licensed naval, military or air force chapel

Same sex couples can only marry in a religious ceremony, if the religious organisation has agreed to carry out same sex weddings, and the premises have been registered for the marriage of same sex couples. Religious organisations or individual ministers do not have to marry same sex couples. Same sex couples cannot marry in The Church of England or the Church in Wales.




Getting married

If you and your partner live in different places, you'll both have to go to your own local Register Office to give notice. The Superintendent Registrar then issues authority for the marriage and you can marry in any Register Office or local authority approved premises in any district. ›

Married before and just don’t want the hassle.


Like my husband and I, we have been married before, so we didn’t want a big wedding, we just wanted a few friends.  Our families do not live in Hampshire and are elderly. We knew they wouldn’t be fussed about traveling down for another wedding). We just wanted a small simple wedding.

Prices are personal to your requirements. 

As an Elopement wedding is a personal individual experience. Please arrange a booking for us to discuss your needs for the day. 

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