Fees for marriage and civil partnership
Please note: We are not currently taking bookings for any ceremonies. We are also postponing notice of marriage and civil partnership appointments until further notice.
We are experiencing an unprecedented number of enquiries. We completely understand, but ask that customers remain patient. Please be assured we will respond to enquiries as soon as we can, but there will inevitably be a delay. To postpone or rearrange a ceremony already booked with the registration team please email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fees for marriage and civil partnerships can be found below.
Please note that due to a change in the law the cost of certificates will change from 16 February 2019. Standard certificates will cost £11 each.
Where to find help
Notice of marriage or civil partnership
Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership is a legal requirement for both partners. There is a charge of £35 each.
You can book registrars up to three years in advance for ceremonies at approved premises. There is a non-refundable fee of £58 when a ceremony is booked. This fee will be deducted from the final amount due for the ceremony.
Register office fee
The fee for a marriage or civil partnership that takes place in the register office is £58 and includes the cost of one certificate. It is possible to obtain further copies before or after the day of the ceremony, the cost per certificate is £11.
Approved premises fees
These fees are for marriages or civil partnerships that take place at approved premises. These charges do not include the hire of the rooms or any other services.
Fees from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
Monday to Thursday
- 8am - 6pm: £335
- 6pm - 7pm: £376
- 7pm - 10pm: £386
- 10pm - 8am: £404
- 8am - 6pm: £379
- 6pm - 7pm: £418
- 7pm - 10pm: £429
- 10pm - 8am: £446
- 8am - 6pm: £431
- 6pm - 7pm: £471
- 7pm - 10pm: £482
- 10pm - 8am: £499
Sunday and Bank Holidays
- 8am - 6pm: £441
- 6pm - 7pm: £482
- 7pm - 10pm: £492
- 10pm - 8am: £511
It is possible to obtain further copies before the day or after the day of the ceremony, the cost per certificate is £11.
Payment by cheque
Please make all registration cheques payable to Cheshire West and Chester Council.