Registrar and register office fees

Notice of marriage or civil partnership fees

£35 per person, payable when notice is given.

Please note that from November 1 2017 consideration of foreign divorce documents will be subject to a fee of £50. In some circumstances this may increase to £75 if the document needs to be referred to the General Register Office. The fee is payable at the time of the notice of marriage appointment, is non-refundable and does not guarantee approval of the documents.

Attendance fees

All ceremony fees include the cost of one certificate.

Attendance of a registrar to register marriage in a registered building (a non-conformist church) is £90.

Attendance of a registrar for marriages or civil partnership ceremonies at approved premises:

  • £420 Monday to Thursday
  • £450 Friday and Saturday
  • £500 Sunday
  • £600 bank holidays

Ceremony fees for marriage or civil partnership formations

At the register office:

  • £50 payable at least five days in advance

Hutton Suite (maximum 40 people):

  • £150 (from Sunday 1 April 2018)

Old Council Chamber (maximum 60 people):

  • £200 (from Sunday 1 April 2018)