Marriage fees

Marriage certificate fees

One certificate is included in the cost of the marriage ceremony. You can obtain further copies for a fee of £4. However, once the marriage register is completed and deposited with the Superintendent Registrar, the fee for a duplicate certificate increases to £10.

Administration fee

Bookings can be made up to three years before the ceremony date. A non refundable administration fee of £100 is payable when the ceremony is booked into our diary. A further non refundable fee will be payable 6 months before the date of the ceremony. All administration fees will be deducted from the final ceremony fee.

Notice of marriage

Before you can get married, both partners are required legally to give Notice of Marriage. The Notice of Marriage is valid for 12 months. As our diary is often very busy, it is important that the Notice of Marriage is given as far in advance as possible. There is a charge for this of £35 each.

Marriages at the Register Office

The fee for a marriage ceremony in the Register Office is £50, which includes the cost of one marriage certificate. Speak to our Ceremonies Team on 01270 375140 to book your ceremony and discuss payment details.

Marriages in the Silk Room and the Mayor's Reception Room

The fees for a marriage ceremony in the Silk Room and the Mayor's Reception Room are listed below. The fee includes the cost of one marriage certificate.  Speak to our Ceremonies Team on 01270 375140 to book your ceremony and discuss payment details.

Date and prices
Day of CeremonyCeremony date 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018Ceremony date 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019
Monday to Friday £245.00 £260.00
Saturday £285.00 £320.00

Marriages at Approved Premises

The fees for a marriage ceremony at an Approved Premise are listed below. The fee includes the cost of one marriage certificate. Speak to our Ceremonies Team on 01270 375140 to book your ceremony and discuss payment details. You can find out more about ceremonies at Approved Premises on the Your Ceremony website.

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Day of CeremonyCeremony date 1 April 2017 to 31 March 2018Ceremony date 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019Ceremony date 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Monday to Friday  £485.00 £500.00 £525.00
Saturday and Sunday  £590.00 £605.00 £640.00
Bank Holidays  £695.00 £715.00 £750.00
Christmas Day and Boxing Day  £835.00 £850.00 £875.00

Fees must be paid to the Superintendent Registrar at least 4 weeks before the ceremony is due to take place.

Extra marriage certificates

It is possible to obtain further copies of your marriage certificate for a fee of £4 on the day of the ceremony. However, once the marriage register is completed and deposited with the Superintendent Registrar, the fee for a certificate increases to £10.

Online payment service

You can pay for your ceremony  and and order marriage certificates in advance of your ceremony by using our online payment service.

Further information

For any further information, please contact the Register Office