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Civil ceremony fees

There are different types of ceremonies are available and the current fees from April 2017 to March 2018 are:

ENHANCED CEREMONY - Registration Office (Marriage or Civil Partnership)
Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
£
For entering each notice of marriage or civil partnership   **(£70.00 per couple)*35.00
Plus fees below payable for attendance of Registration Officer(s) at the ceremony
Monday to Thursday                                                (Payable 6 weeks in advance)280.00
Friday and Saturday                                                (Payable 6 weeks in advance)295.00
Sunday and Bank Holidays                                      (Payable 6 weeks in advance)320.00
Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate                     (Payable in cash on the day)4.00
ENHANCED CEREMONY - Licensed Venue (Marriage or Civil Partnership)
Monday to Sunday and Bank Holidays
£
For entering each notice of marriage or civil partnership   **(£70.00 per couple)*35.00
Plus fees below payable for attendance of Registration Officer(s) at the ceremony
Monday to Thursday                                                (Payable 6 weeks  in advance)410.00
Friday and Saturday                                                (Payable 6 weeks in advance)450.00
Sunday and Bank Holiday                                        (Payable 6 weeks in advance)500.00
Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate                     (Payable in cash on the day)4.00
STANDARD CEREMONY - Registration Office (Marriage or Civil Partnership)
Tuesday to Thursday (normal office hours) Friday or Saturday morning,
completed by 12 noon
£
For entering each notice of marriage or civil partnership    **(£70.00 per couple)*35.00
Attendance of Registration Officer(s) at the Ceremony      (Payable 6 weeks in advance)95.00
Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate                        (Payable in cash on the day)4.00
LEGAL CEREMONY (2+2 only) - Registration Office (Marriage or Civil Partnership)
All offices Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday am only (normal office hours - Restrictions Apply)
£
For entering each notice of marriage or civil partnership     **(£70.00 per couple)*35.00
Attendance of Registration Officer(s) at the Ceremony      (Payable in cash on the day)46.00
Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate                         (Payable in cash on the day)4.00
REGISTERED BUILDING - Marriage Ceremony (e.g. Chapels etc)£
For entering each notice of marriage                **(£70.00 per couple)*35.00
Plus fees below payable for attendance of Registration Officer at the Ceremony
                                                            (usually payable in cash a few days in advance)86.00
Marriage Certificate                                (usually payable in cash a few days in advance)4.00
CONVERSION - Civil Partnership to Marriage
(Civil Celebratory Ceremony may be offered)
£
CP registered before 29/03/14; Conversion must take place between 10/12/14 to 09/12/15. From 10/12/2015, all same sex couples will be required to pay the full fee including CPs before 29/03/2014no fee
One-Stage Process: Single administrative appointment    (Payable in cash on the day)45.00
Two-Stage Process: Part administrative appointment; Part celebratory ceremony; Declaration signed at ***ceremony. (Payable in cash on the day)27.00
Marriage Certificate                          (Payable in cash on the day)4.00

CIVIL CELEBRATORY CEREMONIES Non Standard Citizenship; Conversion CP to Marriage; *Naming; *Renewal of Vows; *Memorial

(*Include a £30 non-refundable deposit)                         

£
Monday to Thursday ***220.00
Friday and Saturday ***235.00
Sunday and Bank Holiday ***260.00
Civil Funeral                                            £
Monday to Friday160.00
Script only Service105.00

Please note: 

  • The fees do not include any charges levied by a Licensed Venue for the use of their private function room or facilities
  • All fees are liable to a possible annual increase
  • *All statutory fees may be subject to increase
  • **Fees include a £30 non-refundable deposit if the ceremony is cancelled
  • Enhanced and Standard ceremony - Preferred payment of all advanced fees is by cheque sent through the post by 6 weeks before ceremony day. Payments within 6 weeks of the ceremony date must be in cash or Bankers Draft
  • Legal ceremony - fees payable on the day of ceremony to be made in cash
  • Conversion fees payable on the day of conversion to be made in cash
  • Certificate fees payable on the day of ceremony/conversion to be made in cash
  • Prices compare favorably with our competitors.

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Last updated: 2 August 2017

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