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Renewal of vows

Cheshire West and Chester Council offers couples the chance to renew their marriage vows in a civil ceremony.

We provide an experienced, friendly celebrant to conduct the ceremony for you. 

Where to find help

Online payment service

You can pay for your renewal of vows ceremony online.

Ceremony venues

In our register offices, ceremonies can take place between 10am and 4pm Monday to Saturday. 

At all other locations, ceremonies can take place on any day, including some bank holidays between 10am and 4pm.

If you wish to hold a ceremony at a different location, the celebrant may need to arrange to visit the ceremony location to check its suitability.

How to book

When you have decided where you would like your ceremony to take place contact us to make a provisional booking:

We will then provide you with a brochure which includes an outline of the ceremony and range of optional declarations and readings.

There is a non-refundable fee of £50 when a ceremony is booked. This fee will be deducted from the final amount due for the ceremony.

Please make all registration cheques payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council.


Fees from 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017:

Register office ceremony room Homes and gardens and other venues requiring a pre-visit* Approved premises and other venues in Cheshire*
£100 (Monday-Friday) £222 (Monday-Friday) £170 (Monday-Friday)
£130 (Saturday) £235 (Saturday) £194 (Saturday)
  £246 (Sunday) £206 (Sunday)

* All prices include an initial meeting at the register office with your celebrant to discuss your individual requirements and design your ceremony.

* If your ceremony is taking place in your home or garden, the price includes an initial meeting with you in your home.