Weddings By The Beach At Scilly’s Stunning New Register Office

register office interior 1After a year in the old secondary school building at Carn Thomas, the Council’s Register Office moves to its new home in the old lifeboat station on Porthcressa on Monday.

The new purpose-built facilities include a specially designed ceremony room looking out onto Porthcressa and Superintendent Registrar Alison Gardner says she’s excited to be able to offer ceremonies just metres away from the beach. Alison says it’ll make a special occasion even more memorable.

She says it’s unusual these days to have a custom-built Register Office and the new building has been designed with full disabled access.

Alison says they’ll be getting ready for a busy few days over the Bank Holiday. To coincide with the World Pilot Gig Championships, five couples are getting married with three couples specifically here for the gig rowing.

One couple will be taking to the water with their crew as soon as they tie the knot!

Alison says getting married on the islands appeals to people who want a chance to ‘just get away from it all,’ often getting married on their own without a large group of family and friends. And she says it’s a wonderful setting in which to do that.

The Council is keen to offer their marriage and civil partnership services and are promoting the ceremonies priced at just £45.