Marriage and Civil Partnership

At what age can I enter marriage or a civil partnership?

In England you can get married or enter into a civil partnership from the age of 16 if you have the consent from your parents. If your parents do not agree, you are only able to get married or enter into a civil partnership once you reach the age of 18.

A civil partnership is a legal relationship which can be registered by two people of the same sex. If you are in a same-sex relationship, registering a civil partnership will give your relationship legal status.

Alternatively, same-sex couples can marry in a civil ceremony, but can only get married in a religious ceremony if the religious organisation has agreed to marry same-sex couples.

For further information on marriage follow this link.