Golden and Diamond opportunity for couples

Image of special afternoon tea

Are you a married couple in the borough who celebrated or will be celebrating your golden or diamond wedding anniversary between Wednesday 20 May 2020 and Friday 21 May 2021?

The Mayor of Basingstoke and Deane would like to hear from any couples celebrating their golden and diamond wedding anniversaries in the borough.

Unlike in previous years when an afternoon tea party was held to celebrate the anniversaries, due to COVID-19 restrictions the event will not be held this year. However, the Mayor is keen to acknowledge the milestone anniversaries for every couple in the borough. Instead a delicious afternoon tea box, created by Basingstoke College of Technology Hospitality and Catering students, will be delivered to each couples home on either 18 or 19 March 2021 to mark the special occasion.

Cllr Taylor said: "Golden and diamond anniversaries are very special milestones in a couple’s life together. While we are unable to meet up to celebrate at the afternoon tea party, I would like to offer my good wishes to all couples who are celebrating around the borough".

If you, or anyone you know, have their golden or diamond anniversary between 20 May 2020 and 21 May 2021, then please let us know so we can get in touch.

Please contact the Mayoral Events Coordinator, Zoe McLaren on 01256 845591 or email mayor@basingstoke.gov.uk by Wednesday 10 March 2021. Providing the following information:

  • Anniversary - Golden/ Diamond
  • Wedding date
  • Address
  • Postcode
  • Telephone number
  • Email
  • Special dietary requirements (for example - dairy, nuts, gluten free)
  • Contact permission (consent to contact yourself)
  • Permission to provide BCoT with your name, address and contact number (delivery of afternoon tea box)

Contact details


Mayoral Events Coordinator

Telephone: 01256 845591

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