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Births, deaths and ceremonies service updates

Face coverings

Due the current government guidelines on social distancing, we have had to make some changes to the services we provide to make sure the public and staff remain as safe as possible at all times. We need your help to make sure that this happens.

We now require all members of the public attending the council offices at Time Square for any registration service or appointment to wear a face covering while they are in the building. This  excludes children under 11 years old.

If you are unable to wear a face covering on medical grounds, please email to discuss your options.


Birth registrations are now available for:

  • home births in Bracknell Forest
  • Surrey births for Bracknell Forest residents - any date of birth

We are now taking bookings. Phone Customer Services on 01344 352000 to make an appointment.

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Ceremonies Room

We are delighted to announce that we have resumed bookings for our Ceremonies Room in Time Square.

This enhanced ceremony can include:

  • up to 4 guests (2 of which are your witnesses)
  • additional vows
  • an exchange of rings
  • your favourite song played while you sign the register
  • opportunity to take photographs in the adjoining area

Please note that due to government guidelines on social distancing, we have had to make some changes to make sure everyone remains as safe as possible. To maximise numbers that can attend, everyone will need to stand during the ceremony.

The registrars will make sure that the ceremony is memorable and the sentiment and joy of the occasion remains.

To make a booking, phone Customer Services on 01344 352000.

Haversham Room

South Hill Park is now open to the public for the purpose of ceremonies and we are taking bookings for the Haversham Room.

We are able to accommodate up to 12 guests plus the couple, depending on the number of households. Seating is provided and access to the room is currently via the patio at the rear of the building.

Notices of marriage and civil partnership

Notice of marriage and civil partnership are available for:

  • couples who need to serve new notices as their existing authorities have expired
  • booked ceremonies no more than 3 months in advance of the ceremony date
  • Certificates of Non Impediment (CONI)

We are not booking “to be arranged” notices. You will have to be able to provide confirmation of your ceremony date.

To make a booking, phone Customer Services on 01344 352000.


Death registrations are now being carried out by telephone appointment only.


Some facilities have closed at the Easthampstead Park Cemetery and Crematorium.

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