Marriage fees

Marriage certificate fees

The fee for your marriage ceremony includes one marriage certificate, This will be posted to you within 7 working days of your ceremony. 

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

Registration Service online payments

Once the marriage register is completed and deposited with the Superintendent Registrar, certificates can be ordered via our duplicate certificate  page. The cost for each certificate is £11 plus £1 for postage.

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.  Please see more information about giving notice on our How to Marry in Cheshire East page.

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, the Mayor's Reception Room and the Mayor's Parlour

The fees for a marriage ceremony in the Silk Room and the Mayor's Reception Room  and The Mayor's Parlour 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.

Bookings can be made up to 12 months before the ceremony date. A non refundable administration fee of £150 is payable when the ceremony is booked into our diary, for both the Silk Room and Mayors Reception Room, a further non refundable fee of £110.00 will be payable 6 months before the date of the ceremony, and the balance is due six weeks prior to the ceremony date, all administration fees will be deducted from the final ceremony fee.

For the Mayors Parlour the full fee is required at the time of booking.

Date and prices for the Mayor's Reception Room
Mayor's Reception Room
and Silk Room
Day of Ceremony
Ceremony date 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023          Ceremony date
1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 (bookable up to 12 months in advance only)
Ceremony date 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025(bookable up to 12 months in advance only)
Monday to Friday £375 £390 £410
Saturday £455 £475 £500
Date and prices for the Mayor's Parlour
Mayor's ParlourCeremony date 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023                                                                                         Ceremony date 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 (bookable up to 12 months in advance onlyCeremony date 1 April 2024 to 31 April 2025 (bookable up to 12 months in advance only
Monday to Friday £120 £130 £135
Saturday £185 £195 £205
Please note that fees for ceremonies in civic buildings are now subject to VAT

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. All initial bookings are required to be reserved by telephone ONLY. Call our Ceremonies Team on 01270 375140 option 2 to book your ceremony and discuss payment details. You can find out more about ceremonies at Approved Premises on the Your Ceremony website.

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 of £200.00 will be payable 6 months before the date of the ceremony, with the final balance required six weeks prior to the date. All administration fees will be deducted from the final ceremony fee.

1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017
Day of CeremonyCeremony date 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023Ceremony date 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024Ceremony date 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025Ceremony date 1 April 2025 to 31 March 2026
Monday to Friday  £600 £625 £650 £680
Saturday and Sunday  £735 £765 £795 £835
Bank Holidays  £860 £895 £930 £975
Christmas Day and Boxing Day  £995 £1035 £1075 £1130

Fees must be paid to the Superintendent Registrar at least 6 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.

Registration Service online payments

Further information

For any further information, please contact the Register Office

Contact us

creweregisteroffice@cheshireeast.gov.uk

Telephone 0300 123 5019

Page last reviewed: 04 August 2022