Marriage and Civil Partnership fees and charges

Fees payable before getting married or registering a civil partnership

To enter notice of marriage or civil partnership (28 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 292016.

Please note failure to attend an appointment without required notice could result in a penalty fee being charged.

Please see our Cancellation Policy.

Marriage and civil partnership ceremony fees at Brighton Town Hall

The fees below are for ceremonies taking place from February 16th 2019. All fees are subject to change from April 2019.

To secure your preferred date and time, the full fee is taken at the time of booking, please note this fee is transferable.

The Regency Room: up to 50  guests

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday £178

The Fitzherbert Room: up to 8 guests

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday £128

The Regency Suite

Choose between either the Regency or Fitzherbert Room

Friday £278
Saturday or Sunday £403
Bank Holidays £518

The Council Chamber: up to 120 guests

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday £503
Friday £553
Saturday or Sunday £603
Bank Holidays £653

The Mayor's Parlour: up to 30 guests

Saturday or Sunday £603
Bank Holidays £653

The Police Cells: up to 30 guests

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday £344
Friday £416
Saturday or Sunday £609
Bank Holidays £829

Weddings at other approved venues

There are other venues in Brighton & Hove where you may wish to marry or register your civil partnership. Read the list of approved venues.

To secure your preferred date and time the full fee is taken at the time of booking - please note this fee is transferable. The fees for Registrars to attend ceremonies at these venues are listed below.

Please note: additional fees are charged by the venue and for details of these fees you will need contact the venue directly.

Monday - Thursday £488
Friday £528
Saturday or Sunday £543
Bank Holidays £658

Discuss your ceremony arrangements

If you wish to meet with a Registrar to discuss your ceremony arrangements an appointment can be arranged. The fee for this is:

Monday to Friday £70
Saturday £125