Get married or form a civil partnership
Book a registrar
For your wedding or civil partnership to be legal, you need to have a registrar present.
Once you've booked your venue, you can book a registrar. You can do this up to two years before your ceremony.
It’s a good idea to do this as early as possible to make sure a registrar is available on the date you have in mind.
If you’re getting married or forming a civil partnership in the Essex Register Office, a registrar is included when you book your ceremony.
Some religious venues will provide their own registrars, but you should check this with them.
Fees and deposits
There is a £50 non-refundable deposit for civil ceremonies. Religious ceremonies must be paid in full when you book.
All fees include £11 for a marriage or civil partnership certificate.
Once you have booked, there will be a £25 charge for each alteration made.
Ceremonies in approved premises
|Monday to Thursday||£576|
|Sunday, Bank or Public Holiday||£626|
Ceremonies in community venues
These fees include VAT.
Registrar attendance at a religious building is £97.00.
To book a registrar call us 0345 603 7632