Marriage fees

Marriage certificate fees

The fee for your marriage ceremony includes one handwritten marriage certificate. If you want to purchase additional certificates, there are a couple of ways:

  • Priority handwritten certificates issued on the day of your ceremony at £10 each
  • Statutory printed certificates available 5 days after your ceremony at £4 each .

We are happy to post statutory certificates to a UK postal address.  The fee for this is £1 which should be added to your payment.

Extra certificates should be ordered before the ceremony and payment can be made via our online payment site. 

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 2018 to 31 March 2019Ceremony date 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Monday to Friday £260.00 £275.00
Saturday £320.00 £340.00

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 2018 to 31 March 2019Ceremony date 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020Ceremony date 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021
Monday to Friday  £500.00 £525.00 £550.00 )
Saturday and Sunday  £605.00 £640.00 £670.00 )
Bank Holidays  £715.00 £750.00 £785.00
Christmas Day and Boxing Day  £850.00 £875.00 £925.00

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

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

contact us

creweregisteroffice@cheshireeast.gov.uk

0300 123 5019

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