Ceremony and civil partnership fees

It is your responsibility to ensure that you pay the full correct fee at least three months before your ceremony.

For ceremonies booked less than three months in advance, you will need to pay the full amount at the time of booking.

You cannot pay fees on the day of your ceremony. We are unable to accept part payments.

The fees stated below do not include the cost of your marriage or civil partnership certificates, which will need to be paid for separately.

You can pay online for a ceremony (choose Registrars - Ceremonies from the list).

Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership

Service Fee
Notice of marriage or civil partnership £35 per person*
Referral to the Home Office for those couples subject to immigration control £12 per person*

*These fees are set by central government and are subject to change.

There is also an additional fee if you have previously been married and granted a divorce or dissolution of that marriage in another country. You will be advised of this fee at the notice appointment.

Please note that if you change the venue of your ceremony after giving notice you will have to give notice again and pay the statutory charge.

Ceremony booking and administration fees

Service Fee
Booking fee (non-refundable and non-transferable)
To book a registrar up to two years before the date of your ceremony. Payable within 72 hours of your booking being confirmed.
£65
Administration fee
To change the date, time or venue of your ceremony
£40
Completion of a PD2 form (allows for passport name change before marriage) £25 (postal service only)

Basic Register Office ceremony

This is the cheapest way to legally marry or form a civil partnership and takes place in the Register Office with the couple and two witnesses.

Registrar's Office in Available only Fee
Hereford Town Hall At 9.30am on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday £46*
This fee is set by central government and is subject to change.

A non-refundable and non-transferable booking fee of £65 shall apply to book a registrar for basic register office ceremonies more than six months and up to two years in advance of the date of your ceremony.

Standard Register Office ceremony

Attendance of registrars 2024 2025 2026
Weekday (Monday - Thursday) £280 £295 £310
Friday and Saturday £330 £345 £365
Sunday or bank holiday N/A N/A N/A

Please note - the current Register Office ceremony room, The Oak Room, is only available until 30 September 2024. An alternative ceremony room should be available after this date but is on the first floor and, therefore, inaccessible to those with mobility issues.

Approved venue ceremony

Attendance of registrars 2024 2025 2026
Weekday (Monday - Thursday) £485 £510 £535
Friday and Saturday £520 £540 £565
Sunday or bank holiday £540 £565 £595

Registered building ceremony

Service Fee
Attendance of registrar at a registered building (such as Baptist or Freedom Church) £86*
This fee is set by central government and is subject to change.

A non-refundable and non-transferable booking fee of £65 shall apply to book a registrar for registered building ceremonies more than six months and up to two years in advance of the date of your ceremony.

Renewal of vows ceremonies, commitment ceremonies, conversion of civil partnership to marriage ceremonies

Attendance of Registrar 2024 2025 2026
Weekday (Monday - Thursday) - Registration Office £160 £165 £175
Friday and Saturday - Registration Office £185 £195 £205
Weekday (Monday - Thursday) - Approved venue £265 £280 £295
Friday and Saturday - Approved venue £315 £330 £345
Sunday - Approved venue £340 £360 £380

A central government fee is also payable for the conversion of civil partnerships.

Commemorative certificates

As marriage and civil partnership certificates cannot be issued on the day of the ceremony, we offer a commemorative certificate that can. These certificates do not carry any legal status but provide immediate recognition of the ceremony that has just taken place. Commemorative certificates can be requested in advance and cost £12 each.