Wedding fees

Legal preliminaries

 

Fee
(£)

To enter a notice of marriage in a marriage notice book (per person). This is payable for all non-Church of England weddings, whether religious or civil.

35.00

Superintendent registrar to attend outside his / her office to be given notice of marriage of a housebound person. (This is in addition to the fee to give notice)

47.00

Superintendent registrar to attend outside his / her office to be given notice of marriage of a detained person. (This is in addition to the fee to give notice)

68.00

Consideration by the Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside the British Isles (from 1 November 2017)

50.00

Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles (from 1 November 2017)

75.00

Ceremony fees

In addition to all of the following ceremony fees, there is a fee payable for a certificate.

Library Room ceremonies and ceremonies at an annexe

This includes ceremonies at the Guildhall on Saturdays only. There is a non-refundable cancellation fee of £55 included in all fees.

  Fee (£)

Booking fee (non-refundable, in addition to the ceremony fee)

55.00

Monday to Friday

175.00

Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday

230.00 (These fees include a non-refundable cancellation fee of £55)

Guildhall Museum ceremonies

  Fee (£)
Booking fee (non-refundable, in addition to the ceremony fee) 55.00
Saturdays only 320.00

On all other days - standard approved premises fees apply

Register Office ceremonies (statutory room)

The Register Office is suitable for small wedding parties and can accommodate the bride and groom and up to four guests.

  Fee (£)

Booking fee (non-refundable, this converts to the fee for the ceremony and one certificate)

50.00

The Register Office ceremony (included in the booking fee)

46.00

Approved premises ceremonies 

These venues have been licensed for civil ceremonies. There is a non-refundable cancellation fee of £55 included in the fee.

  Fee (£)

Booking fee (non-refundable, in addition to the ceremony fee)

55.00

Monday to Friday

450.00

Saturday, Sunday or Bank Holiday

560.00

Marriage in the Church of England or Church in Wales

Information about fees payable can be obtained from the vicar of the church in which you wish to marry.

If a religious building has an authorised person to register weddings, a registrar will not need to be present. Otherwise there is a £86 fee for a registrar to attend. The trustees of the building may also charge additional fees.

Weddings for housebound and detained persons

  Fee (£)

Attendance of a superintendent registrar for a marriage at the residence of a housebound person

84.00

Attendance of a registrar for a marriage at the residence of a housebound  person

81.00

Attendance of a superintendent registrar for a marriage at the residence of a detained person

94.00

Attendance of a registrar for a marriage at the residence of a detained person

88.00