Coronavirus review

The government has now removed all legal restrictions on marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. The number of people permitted to attend ceremonies will be determined by health and safety and fire risk assessments. For ceremonies taking place in registration offices, attendees are required to wear a face-covering. The couple and the registrar conducting the ceremony may remove their face coverings once the ceremony has started.

Check the latest on wedding and civil partnership ceremonies during coronavirus.

Banbury ceremony room

Bodicote House room - the ceremony room at Banbury registration office.

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The ceremony room at Bodicote House was the former dining room in the old manor house.

The room has recently been refurbished to enhance its traditional features, and contains a stone fireplace and oak panels and a burgundy colour scheme.

The maximum number of people permitted to attend a ceremony in the Banbury ceremony room is 48 (35 seated). This number does not include the couple but does include others such as babies, small children, photographers or musicians. Although this is the maximum number permitted to attend a ceremony, people arranging ceremonies are encouraged to respect other attendees and those working who may have a more cautious approach to the lifting of restrictions and may wish to consider inviting smaller numbers of attendees.

Between 1 July 2021 and 30 April 2022, it may be possible to hold your ceremony outside in the garden at Bodicote House. Please note that this will be dependent on weather conditions on the day and couples must prepare a ‘Plan B’ and ensure that their guest numbers do not exceed 48 in case the ceremony has to move indoors due to inclement weather.

Guests at outdoor ceremonies will need to stand throughout the proceedings. The registrars will make the final decision on whether the ceremony must take place indoors. All couples having outdoor ceremonies will also need to complete an outdoor ceremony agreement at least 10 days before the ceremony is due to take place.  Without this agreement, the ceremony will take place indoors.

Designated times for marriages and civil partnerships
Day Times
Tuesday 10.30am, 11.30am
Friday 11am, 12noon
Occasional Saturdays* 9am, 10am, 11am, 12noon

The fee is £325, rising to £335 after 31 March 2022. * If you would like a ceremony on a Saturday when we are not planning to open, you will have to pay at the higher rate detailed below.

Outside of designated times
Day Times
Saturday 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

The fee is £600, rising to £650 after 31 March 2022.

Sunday and bank holidays
Day Times
Sunday and bank holidays 9am, on the hour until 5pm.

The fee is £665, rising to £690 after 31 March 2022.

Getting here

Parking and disabled access is very good.


Banbury ceremony room
Bodicote House
OX15 4AA