Weddings to be allowed outside and in homes after review of ‘outdated’ venue laws

Review will look at overhaul of wedding rules dating back to Victorian times

  • Andrew Woodcock and Lizzie Dearden
  • Independent

Couples may be permitted to marry in their own homes, on military bases or at sea under proposals to scrap rules limited permitted venues for marriages.

The Law Commission is to conduct a two-year review of marriage ceremonies in England and Wales, with a view to cutting back red tape which restricts couples’ choices when planning their big day.

A 2015 report by the commission found that the laws surrounding weddings, which date back to 1836, were outdated and…

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