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Fees and charges
Information on the fees charged by Brighton & Hove Registration district can be found by clicking on the links below.
- Fees charged for the legal preliminaries to marriage or civil partnership
- Fees charged for a marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration
- Certificate fees
- Renewal of vows ceremony fees
- Naming ceremony fees
- Nationality checking service fees
- Cancellations and refunds
Fees payable before getting married or registering a civil partnership
To enter notice of marriage or civil partnership (15 days notice required), the fees are £35 each.
At the time of booking your appointment with us, we will ask for a booking fee of £35 each. When you attend your appointment, the booking fee will be transferred from your account with us and credited to your notice fee. This means less for you to worry about apart from ensuring you bring the relevant documents with you.
Both parties are required to attend the office to give notice. The notice is valid for 12 months from the date it has been given. A minimum residential qualification of at least seven clear days is required. For further information and to book an appointment please telephone (01273) 294421.
Please note failure to attend an appointment without required notice could result in a penalty fee being charged. For further details please see our cancellation and refund policy.
Marriage and civil partnership ceremony fees
We have two ceremony rooms at Brighton Town Hall.
The Register Office is the smaller of the two rooms and has a capacity of eight maximum guests. Simple ceremonies may be held in the Register Office Monday -Thursday for a fee of £49 to include a certificate. A non-refundable deposit of £25 is required when booking the ceremony date. This fee is deducted from the total fee due.
The Regency Room has a capacity of 50 maximum guests and is available for ceremonies Monday - Saturday (Sundays and Bank Holidays only when available). A non-refundable deposit of £55 is required when booking the ceremony date. This fee is deducted from the total fee due. Fees for ceremonies in the Regency Room are listed below:
|Days and Times||Fees from 1 April 2013|
|Monday to Thursday||£101.50|
|Sunday & ordinary Bank Holidays||£420.00|
|Special days (Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Years Eve, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day)||£500.50|
Weddings at other approved venues
There are 42 other venues in Brighton & Hove where you may wish to marry or register your civil partnership. A list of the venues may be found here. To secure the attendance of the Registrars, a non-refundable deposit of £55 is taken at the time of booking. This fee is deducted from the total fee due. The fees for Registrars to attend ceremonies at these venues are listed below (please note that additional fees are charged by the venue and for details of these fees you will need contact the venue direct):
|Day||Fees from 1 April 2013|
|Monday - Thursday||£372.00|
|Sunday & ordinary Bank Holiday||£510.50|
|Special days (Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Eve, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day)||£600.50|
If you wish to meet with a Registrar to discuss your ceremony arrangements an appointment can be arranged. The fee for this is: