When and how early do I give notice?

The legal minimum period of notice is 29 days but it is never advisable to leave it as late as this. A Notice of Marriage can be given up to 12 months in advance to the date of your ceremony.

You must give at least 28 clear days’ notice from the date of your ceremony.

**Where a foreign national is involved, you may come under the Home Office Referral Scheme and if so, please note that the waiting period may be extended from 28 days’ notice to 70 clear days.


If someone has been divorced in another country it may be necessary to refer the details to the General Register Office – sometimes this causes delays, such that the notice period of 28 days passes but we must still wait for the divorce to be cleared before the ceremony can take place.

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    Langtons House is a Grade II Listed 18th Century manor house. The house stands in the picturesque landscaped gardens with an ornamental lake, orangery and bath house all dating from the eighteenth century. There are four main rooms and one hall, available for a wide range of celebrations and weddings.

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    Langtons House,
    Billet Lane, Hornchurch
    RM11 1XJ

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