Wedding fees

The total cost of a wedding will be the following added together:

  • relevant fee or fees for legal preliminaries
  • relevant fee or fees for the ceremony, depending on the venue
  • cost of certificates at £11 each.

Legal preliminaries

Service

Fee
(£)

To give notice of intention to marry. This fee is payable for each of the couple and is payable for all civil weddings.

The same fee also applies for religious weddings which are not Church of England.

35

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

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

68

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

50

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

75

Ceremony fees

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

Library Room ceremonies and ceremonies at an annex

Service Fee (£)

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

60

Monday to Friday

200

Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday

250

Guildhall Museum ceremonies

Service Fee (£)
Booking fee (non-refundable, in addition to the ceremony fee) 60
Saturdays only 350

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.

Service Fee (£)

Booking fee 

60

The Register Office ceremony (this is deducted from the booking fee)

46

Approved premises ceremonies 

These venues have been licensed for civil ceremonies.

Service Fee (£)

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

60

Monday to Friday

490

Saturday, Sunday or bank holiday

590

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

Service Fee (£)

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

84

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

81

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

94

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

88

Fee example

For example, a couple marrying in the Library Room on a Saturday and wanting 2 certificates would pay:

  • notice of their intention to marry: £35 each, £70 in total for the couple
  • booking fee of £60
  • a ceremony fee of £250
  • the price of 2 certificates at £11 each, a total of £22.

The full total for this example would be £402.