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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) update

Here at Coventry Register Office/Cheylesmore Manor House, we know how difficult times have been for everyone and we are still doing all that we can to support your plans for your special day.

We are delighted to announce that from Monday 11th October 2021 the Local Authority have relaxed restrictions for ceremonies.

Marriages and Civil Partnerships in England

If you are getting married at an Approved venue in Coventry, we would advise you to get in touch with them to discuss their policy on social distancing as it may be different to the Local Authority.

If your ceremony is at Cheylesmore Manor House, the following maximum number of people are now allowed in the following rooms:

The Library Room: 10 people in total, including the couple

The Black Prince Room: 50 people in total, this includes the couple.

The Queen Isabella Room: 20 people in total, this includes the couple. 

(These numbers are excl two Registrars)

If numbers on the day exceed the permitted number above, our registrars will request that numbers are reduced before your ceremony can begin. 

Following guidance from Public Health the following measures are still in place for ceremonies at Cheylesmore Manor House they include:

  • Hand sanitiser will be provided by an usher at all entrances on arrival.
  • All chair covers will be removed. 
  • Ceremony parties will only be allowed entrance into the building at the time your ceremony is due to start, any late arrivals will not be allowed into the building.  The wedding party will be taken into the room before their guests to have a pre-ceremony interview. Please do not arrive any earlier than fifteen minutes before your ceremony. 
  • The couple can now be escorted into the room.  
  •  There will also be strictly no shaking of hands.
  • Guests will be requested to wear their own face covering, unless medically exempt. 
  • Children are welcome at your ceremony.  However, small children must always be kept with an adult, any children under the age of 2 are able to sit on a lap.
  • If any members of your wedding party need the lift you must liaise with the ceremony team beforehand.
  • Your certificate will be produced after your ceremony and sent to you within 7 days through the post.
  • Please remind your guests of the restrictions in place and to ensure that there is no one attending showing any symptoms of COVID-19 or in self-isolation.