Book a civil ceremony

Standard civil ceremony

A standard ceremony can take place in any registration office ceremony room.

It must start and finish within normal office hours from Tuesday to Thursday, plus Friday and Saturday mornings.

You can choose:

  • a selection of words
  • to be escorted into the ceremony room
  • to have up to four pageboys and/or bridesmaids
  • to have a ring ceremony

Your registration officer will choose music for the couple’s entrance and exit, plus during the signing of the register.

Standard civil ceremony fees

  • £95 - ceremony fee
  • £11 - per marriage or civil partnership certificate

Your ceremony fee should be paid six weeks before the ceremony takes place. You can also pay on the day of your ceremony.

It does not include your fee for giving your notice of marriage or civil partnership.