Book a civil ceremony

Legal civil ceremony

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

It must start and finish within normal office hours on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings. This date depends on which office you choose.

Only the couple and two witnesses may attend.

You will have the statutory declaratory and contracting words and an optional ring ceremony. No music is played.

Legal civil ceremony fees

  • £46 - ceremony fee
  • £11 - per marriage or civil partnership certificate

Your ceremony fee must be paid in cash on the day of the ceremony.

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