The answer now, is no.
Until recently young people in England and Wales could get married from 16 with parental consent. However that changed following groups arguing that this was a legal loophole which was being exploited.
The change will help prevent children being bullied and coerced into marriage. The new legislation also covers non-legally binding ceremonies. Under the new rules, children will not face penalties but adults who facilitate their marriage could face up to seven years behind bars.
The changes do not apply in Scotland and Northern Ireland, where the minimum age for marriage remain as 16. Those wanting to marry under 18 but at least 16 in Scotland do not require parental consent to marry but those in Northern Ireland still require parental consent.