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COVID-19 update

Under current pandemic guidelines, all ceremonies are subject to change at short notice.

Although the government has removed the legal requirement for face masks we are still asking all visitors to the registration offices, including ceremony rooms, to wear a face mask to protect our staff and our customers.

Your booking is subject to our terms and conditions and cancellation policy.

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Your ceremony booking

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 2022 to 31 March 2023. Fees increase on 1 April each year. 

Room fees
Venue Capacity Weekday Saturday Sunday/Bank holiday
The Elizabeth Room 8 Monday (Simple ceremony - Couple plus two witnesses only) £50
Tuesday to Friday £110
£150 n/a
The Victoria Room 25 £170 £195 n/a
The Alexandra Room 35 £205 £260 n/a
The Grand Chamber 80 £380 £500 £570
The Mayor's Parlour 6 n/a £415 £525
Approved venues Various £440 £520 £570

All room capacities are subject to change.

Certificate fees

You may order as many certificates as you wish.  These will be produced and sent out to you within seven days of the office receiving the completed marriage paperwork.

  • £11 per certificate (statutory fee) plus
  • £25 per ceremony amendment fee
  • £2.75 1st class signed for delivery or £7.25 Royal Mail Special Delivery

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