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Fees for marriage and civil partnership

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

Online

General enquiries

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

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

Friday

  • 8am - 6pm: £379
  • 6pm - 7pm: £418
  • 7pm - 10pm: £429
  • 10pm - 8am: £446

Saturday

  • 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

Extra certificates

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.

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