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 £21 each
- Statutory printed certificates available 5 days after your ceremony at £11 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 £11.
Bookings can be made up to three years before the ceremony date. A non refundable administration fee of £150 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 in the registration district where they live. 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 £57, 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 Ceremony||Ceremony date 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020||Ceremony date 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021|
|Monday to Friday
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 Ceremony||Ceremony date 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020||Ceremony date 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021||Ceremony date 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022||Ceremony date 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023|
|Monday to Friday
|Saturday and Sunday
|Christmas Day and Boxing Day
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.
For any further information, please contact the Register Office