Book a civil ceremony

Step 3 – Book Ceremony/Registrars

Two Registrars are required at each ceremony.

For ceremonies at one of our Registration Offices or the Usher Art Gallery the attendance of the registrars will be booked for you and is included in the overall cost.

If you book your ceremony at one of the other approved venues, you must pay for the registrars' attendance, which is separate from the venue hire fee.

In order to book your ceremony, you must contact us to book a provisional date and time.

We are currently taking bookings up to 31 March 2025. For bookings after this date please email

Make a booking request

Booking requests can only be made for dates between three months and four years in advance. 

Bookings required in less than three months are only possible in exceptional circumstances.

Start your booking

After we confirm your booking, you must give at least 29 days’ notice of marriage or civil partnership (we recommend three months). 

If you are subject to immigration control, you must give at least 70 days.

The ceremony fee must be paid in full at least three months before your ceremony to secure your booking.