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Leatherhead Register Office as a ceremony venue

Coronavirus: Important information

Please read the following information before progressing:

Death registrations: All death registrations are now carried out by a telephone appointment. You do not need to attend the register office in person. For more information see our death registration guidance.

Marriage and Civil Partnerships: Marriages and civil partnerships can take place in Surrey from 6 July 2020. We currently have a high volume of ceremony booking changes to deal with. New ceremony enquiries can be submitted from Monday 13 July 2020. Please see our marriage and civil partnerships guidance for further details.

Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership: If you have a marriage or civil partnership booked to take place in the next 3 months and you are a Surrey resident, you can book your notice appointment at Guildford, Leatherhead or Weybridge Register Offices from Monday 6 July 2020.

Birth registrations: Appointments are now available to book at Guildford, Leatherhead and Weybridge Register Offices. We are looking forward to seeing you but we have a large backlog of births to register, so please bear with us as we try to offer as many appointments as is safely possible.

New parents can register their baby with a GP practice without a birth certificate.

Claims for Child Benefit and Universal Credit can be made before you register the birth. Visit the Child Benefit and Universal Credit pages for details on how to make a claim.

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: We will be contacting those citizens that have been affected by the lockdown from the 6 July 2020 to discuss your citizenship arrangements.

Thank you for your continued patience and understanding.

  • Garden of the Leatherhead Register Office showing the slope, outside of the garden tunnel and the path around the edge of the garden.
  • Inside of the luscious green garden tunnel at Leatherhead Register Office.
  • Ceremony room at Leatherhead Register Office featuring display cabinets and chandelier.
  • Ceremony room at Leatherhead Register Office featuring chandelier and large windows opening into the conservatory.

Our ceremonies

Leatherhead Register Office, also known as The Mansion, offers the following ceremonies:


Our interior and grounds

  • Number of rooms: 1
  • Capacity: Couple and 6 guests.
  • The State Room: The state room is furnished in blue, cream and gold, with mahogany woodwork.
  • Conservatory: The conservatory adjoins the State Room. It has a wrought iron 'kissing seat', and provides an opportunity for wet weather photographs.
  • Grounds: The large grounds has a terrace and steps leading down to lawns and walkways, providing a stunning backdrop for photographs.

Location


History of The Mansion

The first house was built during the reign of Henry VIII and thought to have been rebuilt in 1710 by Alexander Akehurst. Some of its many occupants have been, a Royal Falconer, a Lord Lieutenant of Surrey and, during a period of notoriety, Lord Jeffreys who became known as the 'Hanging Judge' after the Monmouth Rebellion.

As well as being a private home, it has also been used as a school, a billet for Canadian troops during World War II and latterly by Surrey County Council to house the library and other council services.

In May 2000 the ground floor rooms were restored to their former glory to become the Register Office.

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