How to cancel your ceremony

This applies to all ceremonies:

  • marriages
  • civil partnerships
  • conversion
  • renewal of vows
  • naming 
  • commitment 

If you would like to cancel or postpone your ceremony, the following conditions apply:

  • ceremonies taking place at Brighton Town Hall or an approved venue: if 4 weeks notice is given, your fee will be refunded less £150 administration fee
  • ceremonies taking place in the register office: the fee is non-refundable 
  • ceremonies taking place at religious venues: the fee is non-refundable 

You will not be entitled to a refund if you don't let the register office know of the cancellation or you fail to attend the ceremony.

The fee is non-refundable if you give us less than 4 weeks notice. 

How to amend your ceremony

This applies to all ceremonies:

  • marriages
  • civil partnerships
  • conversion
  • renewal of vows
  • naming
  • commitment

You will be charged £50 for each alteration if you want to reschedule or postpone your ceremony with 4 weeks notice. 

How to cancel or amend your appointment

This applies to:

  • notice of marriage
  • notice of civil partnership
  • conversion appointments

If you would like to cancel, reschedule or postpone your appointment the following conditions apply:

  • no refund is given if less than 5 working days notice of cancellation is received
  • no refund is given for failure to attend the appointment
  • no refund is given if the wrong documents are produced, we will reschedule your appointment and charge the full amount again

To cancel a ceremony or appointment, email us at ceremonies@brighton-hove.gov.uk