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Marriage and civil partnership fees

Coronavirus: Important information

Please read the following information before progressing:

Death registrations: All death registrations are now over the telephone. You will not be required to attend the register office in person. See our death registration guidance page.

Marriage and Civil Partnerships: Marriages and civil partnerships will be able to take place from 4 July 2020. We currently have a high volume of ceremony booking changes to deal with and so we will not be taking any new bookings until Monday 13 July 2020. Please see our marriage and civil partnerships guidance page for further details.

We will be opening our booking system to make notice appointments from Monday 6 July 2020. We are only able to offer notice appointments for couples who have a marriage or civil partnership booked to take place in the next 3 months. Notice appointments will be available at the Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices.

Birth registrations: The work to make the register offices Covid secure will be completed this week and we will open our booking system to make appointments from Monday 6 July 2020. Birth registration appointments will be available at the Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices. You can make a claim for child benefit or universal credit prior to the birth being registered. The 42 day requirement to register a birth has been relaxed and no action will be taken if you have not registered within that time frame.

Certificates: We are currently running a limited service and are only able to process copy certificate applications that are essential, such as for legal proceedings, job recruitment etc. We can issue a maximum of five certificates per person. Please do not apply for certificates for the purposes of family history research at this time. If you require certificates for other purposes, please contact the General Register Office who should be able to supply certificates for you.

Citizenship ceremonies: The work to make the register offices Covid secure will be completed this week and we will contact new citizens from the week commencing 6 July 2020 to arrange citizenship ceremonies.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

Paying your fees

Ceremony fees are subject to change on the 1 April each year. You will be required to pay the fee that is applicable for the date of your ceremony. All ceremony fees will be payable in full at the time of booking. Marriage and Civil Partnership certificate fees are set by central Government and are subject to change at any time.

The total cost of your marriage or civil partnership ceremony is made up of the following fees:

Please also see our ceremony terms and conditions, for costs and information relating to cancelling your booking or amending your booking.

We also offer a 14 day cooling off period, whereby you are entitled to cancel the booking without loss of prepayments.


Registrar attendance fees

You must book a registrar for a ceremony at a register office or licensed venue . You can do this up to two years before your ceremony date, once you have booked your venue.

Registrar attendance fees are dependent on the date and location of your ceremony. (The fees below include your £100 non-refundable administration fee).

1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021

Ceremony times are available between 10am and 3.45pm in our Register Office venues and between 12am and 4pm in other licensed venues. For ceremony times and fees outside these hours please contact us directly.

Location Day and cost

Large rooms at:

  • Monday to Thursday: £225 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Friday: £295 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Saturday: £375 plus £11 for one certificate
Marriage and Civil Partnership certificate fees are set by central Government and are subject to change at any time.

Ceremony times are available between 10am and 3.45pm

Other licensed venues:

  • Hotels
  • Stately homes
  • Race courses etc.
  • Monday to Thursday: £475 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Friday: £525 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Saturday: £575 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Sunday and bank holidays: £625 plus £11 for one certificate
Marriage and Civil Partnership certificate fees are set by central Government and are subject to change at any time.

Ceremony times are available between 12am and 4pm.

For ceremony times and fees outside these hours please contact us directly.

Statutory register office, Weybridge Register office (couple and two witnesses only and no access to the rear garden)

Wednesday (am only): £46 excluding certificates

1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Ceremony times are available between 10am and 3.45pm in our Register Office venues and between 12am and 4pm in other licensed venues. For ceremony times and fees outside these hours please contact us directly.

Location Day and cost

Large rooms at:

  • Monday to Thursday: £280 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Friday: £310 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Saturday: £400 plus £11 for one certificate

Marriage and Civil Partnership certificate fees are set by central Government and are subject to change at any time.

Ceremony times are available between 10am and 3.45pm

Other venues licensed

  • Hotels
  • Stately homes
  • Race courses etc
  • Monday to Thursday: £480 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Friday: £535 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Saturday: £585 plus £11 for one certificate
  • Sunday and bank holidays: £635 plus £11 for one certificate
Marriage and Civil Partnership certificate fees are set by central Government and are subject to change at any time.

Ceremony times are available between 12am and 4pm.

For ceremony times and fees outside these hours please contact us directly.

Statutory register office, Weybridge Register office (couple and two witnesses only and no access to the rear garden)

Wednesday (am only): £46 excluding certificate.

Notice of marriage or civil partnership

You must give notice of marriage or civil partnership, as it is a legal requirement.

Notice of marriage or civil partnership fees are £35 for each person or if your notice of marriage or civil partnership is referred to the Home office £47 for each person.

There will be a charge for consideration of divorce/civil partnership dissolution documentation issued outside the British Isles (United Kingdom, Isle of Man or Channel Islands):

  • £50 if the documents can be cleared by the superintendent registrar at the local register office, or
  • £75 if the documents require referral to the General Register Office (GRO).

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