Civil partnerships

Civil Marriage

Civil partnerships and conversions to marriage

In 2013 the government implemented the Marriage (same sex couples) Act which has since enabled couples who had entered into a civil partnership to convert their civil partnership into a marriage.

The conversion can take place in Wolverhampton, provided the civil partnership took place within England or Wales.

Once the civil partnership is converted to a marriage the civil partnership ends, and the couple are treated as having been married since the date that they originally entered into their civil partnership.

If you wish to convert your civil partnership into a marriage you have the option of a standard conversion appointment at the register office, or through a two stage procedure where you can have a ceremony at an approved venue of your choice, following the appointment at the register office. The two stages do not need to be completed on the same day.

Conversion Fees
Standard Procedure £49.00
Two Stage Procedure – Prices below are inclusive of both the appointment and ceremony

Days of the week The Bantock Suite Lady Wulfruna Suite and Mayors Parlour Approved Premise (Hotels etc)
Monday - Thursday £77.00 £177.00 £227.00
Friday £97.00 £187.00 £247.00
Saturday Morning £107.00 £207.00 £277.00
Saturday Afternoon N/A £227.00 £277.00
Sunday / Bank Holiday N/A £277.00 £303.00