Registrar and register office fees

Notice of marriage or civil partnership fees

£35 per person, payable when notice is given.

Please note that from 1 November 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. Payment is due four weeks in advance of your ceremony.

Attendance of a registrar to register a marriage in a registered building (a non-conformist church) is £97.

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

  • Monday to Thursday - £440
  • Friday and Saturday - £470
  • Sunday - £520
  • bank holidays - £620

Ceremony fees for marriage or civil partnerships

At the register office:

  • £57 - payable at least five days in advance

Hutton Suite (maximum 40 people):

  • £150 

Old Council Chamber (maximum 60 people):

  • £200