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 who aren’t related to each other. Civil partnerships are available to both same-sex couples and opposite-sex couples.

The UK’s Supreme Court decided on 27 June 2018 to make civil partnerships available for opposite-sex couples as well as same-sex couples.

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.