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Fees for marriage and civil partnership

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 £48.50 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 £48.50. This fee does not include the marriage certificate fee (£11 per certificate).

Approved premises fees

These fees are for the Registrars’ attendance at marriages or civil partnerships that take place at approved premises. These charges do not include the hire of the rooms, certificates or any other services.

Certificates

Marriage certificates cost £11. More information can be found on our certificates page.

Fees from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Monday to Thursday

  • 8am - 6pm: £332.50
  • 6pm - 7pm: £374.50
  • 7pm - 10pm: £385
  • 10pm - 8am: £404

Friday

  • 8am - 6pm: £378
  • 6pm - 7pm: £417.50
  • 7pm - 10pm: £429
  • 10pm - 8am: £443

Saturday

  • 8am - 6pm: £431
  • 6pm - 7pm: £472
  • 7pm - 10pm: £484
  • 10pm - 8am: £501.50

Sunday and Bank Holidays

  • 8am - 6pm: £441.50
  • 6pm - 7pm: £483.50
  • 7pm - 10pm: £494
  • 10pm - 8am: £512.50

Payment by cheque

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

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