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Customer notice

Admission to the office is by appointment only. Customers without an appointment will not be admitted and should not travel to the office. Please contact us via email or telephone.

COVID-19 update

Further to the Government announcement on Monday 22 February 2021 ceremonies in the Town Hall will recommence from 29 March, limited to six people. All other restrictions will be lifted at later dates as advised by the government. For further details, please visit GOV.UK.

Where exceptional circumstances apply, for example, an urgent marriage or civil partnership where one party is seriously ill and not expected to recover, or is to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery, it may be possible to arrange a ceremony prior to 29 March for a maximum of six attendees including the couple.

New ceremonies can be booked online.

We are currently working to contact all ceremonies that have been affected by the pandemic. If you wish to reschedule an existing booking or discuss your ceremony, please email us at We will aim to respond within two working days.

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After you have booked

Your marriage or civil partnership ceremony booking is provisional until such time as you have given your notices and completed the legal preliminaries.

If you have booked The Mayor’s Parlour or The Grand Chamber online you should await confirmation from us that the room is available on your chosen day, before finalising your arrangements. We will confirm within two working days of your online booking.

  • A non-refundable booking fee of £50 is required at the time of booking. This will be redeemed against the certificate fee.
  • Any outstanding balance is due no later than 2 months before the ceremony. If your booking is within 2 months the full fee is payable at the time of booking.
  • Any changes to your booking will incur an administrative fee.
  • The Register Office reserves the right to cancel a ceremony if payment has not been received.


Fees valid from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. Fees increase on 1 April each year. 

Room fees
Venue Capacity Weekday Saturday Sunday/Bank holiday
The Elizabeth Room 10 (reduced to 4 during COVID recovery) Monday £50
Tuesday to Friday £100
£140 n/a
The Victoria Room 25 (reduced to 15 during COVID recovery) £160 £185 n/a
The Alexandra Room 45 (reduced to 15 during COVID recovery) £195 £245 n/a
The Grand Chamber 100 (reduced to 15 during COVID recovery) £360 £475 £540
The Mayor's Parlour 10 (reduced to 6 during COVID recovery) n/a £395 £500
Approved venues Various £415 £495 £540

Certificate fees

You may purchase as many certificates as you wish. It is usually possible to issue one certificate on the day of the ceremony. Additional certificates can be collected from our office or posted to you for a small fee.

  • £11 per certificate (statutory fee) 
  • £2 postage fee for extra certificates (sent 1st Class – Signed For)