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Fees for marriage and civil partnership

Fees for marriage and civil partnerships can be found below. 

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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.

Booking fee

As of 1 June 2016 you can book registrars up to three years in advance for ceremonies at approved premises. 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.

Register office fee

The fee for a marriage or civil partnership that takes place in the register office is £50 and includes the cost of one certificate. It is possible to obtain further copies before the day for £4 each. After the day of the ceremony, the cost per certificate increases to £7 (if ordered within a month) and then £10.

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 2017 to 31 March 2018

Monday to Thursday

  • 8am - 6pm: £313
  • 6pm - 7pm: £351
  • 7pm - 10pm: £362
  • 10pm - 8am: £379

 

Friday

  • 8am - 6pm: £354
  • 6pm - 7pm: £392
  • 7pm - 10pm: £402
  • 10pm - 8am: £419

Saturday

  • 8am - 6pm: £404
  • 6pm - 7pm: £442
  • 7pm - 10pm: £452
  • 10pm - 8am: £470

Sunday and Bank Holidays

  • 8am - 6pm: £414
  • 6pm - 7pm: £452
  • 7pm - 10pm: £463
  • 10pm - 8am: £480

Fees (less the booking fee) should be paid around five weeks before the ceremony  and includes the cost of one certificate and the attendance of two registrars.

Extra certificates

It is possible to obtain further copies before the day for £4 each. After the day of the ceremony, the cost per certificate increases to  £7 (if ordered within a month) and then £10.

Payment by cheque

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

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