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Staffordshire registrars prepare for busy week of Valentine’s weddings

Take a virtual tour of the magnificent County Buildings in Stafford

With love in the air and the county’s registrars set for a romantic week of Valentine’s weddings, couples are being reminded that Staffordshire is a great place to get married.

Valentine’s Day weddings remain a popular choice amongst Staffordshire’s ‘couples to be’ with 53 ceremonies taking place across the county over the week.

Staffordshire has over 114 approved venues to choose from and the new-look website at http://www.staffordshire.gov.uk/registration has details on making your day special.  The historic County Buildings, in Stafford is also now available for weddings and a 360 degree virtual tour of the venue is available on the new website.

Locations vary from castles to theme parks and football clubs to railway stations.  Venues include, the Shugborough Estate, Tamworth Castle, St George’s Park in Burton, Alton Towers and Drayton Manor Park.

Ian Parry, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member responsible for the Registration Service at Staffordshire County Council said:

“Valentine’s weekend has always been a popular choice for couples and with 53 ceremonies planned across the county, our registration staff will be kept busy making sure the wedding services are truly special.

“With such a wide range of venues available, and all the details on our new webpages for the big day, Staffordshire continues to be a marvellous place to get married in.  So, whether it’s a romantic castle, theme park, train station  or even a football ground you fancy, we’ll have something for you.”

Last year Staffordshire County Council’s Registration Service conducted over 3,500 marriage ceremonies and are expected to do an extra 200 this year. The months of May to October are the most popular months and 1.30pm and 2pm are the most requested times for ceremonies to be held.

People should also look out for a special Valentine’s Day  competition on the Getting Married in Staffordshire Facebook page coming soon.