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Ceremony fees

Where a booking is made in one financial year and the ceremony is in another, any fee increase may be passed on to customers.

All payments should be made by debit or credit card.

Ceremony fee is payable in full at the time of booking. The ceremony fee includes the statutory fee for one certificate.

All fees taken are subject to our cancellation policy in our terms and conditions.

List of fees

All fees and charges below are effective from 1 April 2024. All charges quoted are inclusive of VAT where applicable.

Ceremony held at a Registration Service ceremony room or an approved venue between 9am and 5pm​Fee
​Monday to Thursday£510
​Friday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£595
​Friday - Rest of the year​£565
​Saturday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£640
​Saturday - Rest of the year£610
​Sunday, Bank Holidays and special dates e.g. Valentine’s Day, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day£660
Simple Ceremonies – The Forum – Towcester (couple, 2 witnesses and 6 guests)Fee 
Monday / Tuesday£300
Wednesday£325
Thursday / Friday£350
Not available Saturday, Sunday or bank holidaysN/A
​Marriage or Civil Partnership RegistrationFee 
Mondays between 9am to 11am at Northampton Registry Office (Central Library) or Tuesdays between 9:30am to 10:30am at Towcester Registry Office (The Forum)​​£57 full fee
​Ceremonies after 6pm (ceremony fee plus hourly rate below) - subject to availability​Fee
Between 5pm and 7pm​£45
​Between 7pm and 8pm​£55
​Between 8pm and 10pm​£75
​Between 10pm and 12am​£130
​Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking​Admin fee
​Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking​£50 (including VAT)​
​Fee For Attending A Religious Building For Marriage£97 (VAT exempt) 
Legal formalitiesFee
​Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership (given during normal opening hours)​​£35 each
​Online Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership appointment booking fee (per person and non-refundable if cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointment)​​​£35 each
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 30 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.£10
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 60 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.​​£20
​The statutory fee for consideration of a reduction of the 28-day notice period to marry or form a civil partnership, per person​£60 each
​Consideration of divorce, or dissolution of Civil Partnership, obtained outside the British Isles​Up to £75
Ceremony cancellation charges (the period of notice relative to the ceremony date, with any refund applied to any payments made)Refund (VAT exempt)
​Over 6 months before the date of the ceremony​100%
​Between 6 months and 3 months​75%
​Between 3 months and 30 days​50%
​Less than 30 days​0%
PD2 form​Admin fee
​Passports for newly-weds and civil partners: administration fee for Superintendent Registrar to complete part 1 of form PD2£35

Your Day, Your Way

(Marriage Registration, Celebration Ceremony, Health and Safety inspection, Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership). Held at a venue of the customer's choice between 8am and 6pm​

Fee 
​Monday to Thursday​£655
​Friday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£765
​Friday Rest of the year​£735
​Saturday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£800
​Saturday Rest of the year​£770
​Sunday, Bank Holidays and special dates e.g. Valentine’s Day, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day​£835
Ceremonies after 6pm - subject to availability (ceremony fee plus hourly rate below)​​Fee
​Between 5pm and 7pm​£45
​Between 7pm and 8pm​£55
​Between 8pm and 10pm​​£75
​Between 10pm and 12am​​£130
Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking​Admin fee
​Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking£40
​Legal formalities (optional)​Fee 
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 30 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.​​£0
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 60 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.​​£0
​The statutory fee for consideration of a reduction of the 28-day notice period to marry or form a civil partnership, per person​£60 each
​Consideration of divorce, or dissolution of Civil Partnership, obtained outside the British Isles.​Up to £75
​Ceremony cancellation charges (the period of notice relative to the ceremony date, with any refund applied to any payments made)​Refund (VAT exempt)
​Over 6 months before the date of the ceremony​100%
​Between 6 months and 3 months​75%
​Between 3 months and 30 days​50%
​Less than 30 days​0%
PD2 form​​Admin fee
​Passports for newly-weds and civil partners: administration fee for Superintendent Registrar to complete part 1 of form PD2​£35

Between 8am and 5pm. The fee does not include health and safety inspection for the non-approved venue (see below for the health and safety fee)Fee
​Monday to Thursday​£460
​Friday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£570
Friday - Rest of the year​£540
​Saturday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£590
Saturday - Rest of the year​£560
Sunday, Bank Holidays and special dates e.g. Valentine’s Day, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day​£610
Health & Safety inspection​Fee
Health and Safety inspection (commercial premises) Non-refundable​£85
Health and Safety inspection (domestic premises) Non-refundable​£85
Ceremonies starting after 6pm - subject to availability (in addition to the Ceremony fee above)Fee
Between 5pm and 7pm​£35
Between 7pm and 8pm​£45
Between 8pm and 10pm​£65
Between 10pm and 12am​£120
Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing bookingAdmin fee ​
Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking​£40
Ceremony cancellation charges (the period of notice relative to the ceremony date, with any refund applied to any payments made)Refund (VAT exempt)
Over 6 months before the date of the ceremony100%
Between 6 months and 3 months75%
Between 3 months and 30 days​50%
Less than 30 days​0%

Ceremony held at a Registration Service ceremony room or at an approved venue between 9am and 5pmFee 
​Monday to Thursday​£560
​Friday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£670
​Friday - Rest of the year​£640
​Saturday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£690
​Saturday - Rest of the year​£660
​Sunday, Bank Holidays and special dates e.g. Valentine’s Day, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day​£710
Ceremonies starting after 6pm - subject to availability (in addition to the Ceremony fee above)Fee
​Between 5pm and 7pm​£35
​Between 7pm and 8pm​​£45
​Between 8pm and 10pm​​£65
​Between 10pm and 12am​£120
Legal formalitiesFee
​Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership (given during normal opening hours)​​£35 each
​Online Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership appointment booking fee (per person and non-refundable if cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointment)​​£35 each
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 30 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.​​£0
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 60 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.​​£0
​The statutory fee for consideration of a reduction of the 28-day notice period to marry or form a civil partnership, per person​£60 each
​Consideration of divorce or dissolution of civil Partnership, obtained outside the British Isles​Up to £75
Ceremony cancellation charges (the period of notice relative to the ceremony date, with any refund applied to any payments made)Refund (VAT exempt)
​Over 6 months before the date of the ceremony​100%
​Between 6 months and 3 months​75%
​Between 3 months and 30 days​50%
​Less than 30 days​0%
Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing bookingAdmin fee 
​Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking​£40
PD2 formAdmin fee
​Passports for newly-weds and civil partners: administration fee for Superintendent Registrar to complete part 1 of form PD2​​£35

Between 8am and 5pm (statutory registration held in Registrar’s office followed by 'celebration'). The fee does not include health and safety inspection for non-approved venues​Fee 
​Monday to Thursday​£520
​Friday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£640
​Friday - Rest of the year​£610
​Saturday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£677
​Saturday - Rest of the year​£647
​​Sunday, Bank Holidays and special dates e.g. Valentine’s Day, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day​£697
​Health and Safety inspectionFee ​
​Health and Safety inspection (commercial premises) - Non-refundable​£75
​Health and Safety inspection (domestic premises) - Non-refundable​£75
Ceremonies starting after 6pm - subject to availability (in addition to the Ceremony fee above)​Fee
​Between 5pm and 7pm​£35
​Between 7pm and 8pm​£45
​Between 8pm and 10pm​£65
​Between 10pm and 12am​£120
Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing bookingAdmin fee 
​Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking​£40
Legal formalitiesFee 
​Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership (given during normal opening hours)​​£35 each
​Online Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership appointment booking fee (per person and non-refundable if cancelled less than 24 hours before the appointment)​​£35 each
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 30 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.​​£0
​The appointment fee is between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays or between 9am and 4:30pm on Saturdays. This is for an appointment up to 60 minutes only and is subject to availability and is non-refundable if the appointment is cancelled less than 24 hours before. The statutory fee also applies.​£0
​The statutory fee for consideration of a reduction of the 28-day notice period to marry or form a civil partnership, per person​£60 each
​Consideration of divorce or dissolution of Civil Partnership, obtained outside the British Isles​Up to £75
Ceremony cancellation charges (the period of notice relative to the ceremony date, with any refund applied to any payments made)Refund (VAT exempt)
​Over 6 months before the date of the ceremony​100%
​Between 6 months and 3 months​75%
​Between 3 months and 30 days​50%
​Less than 30 days​0%
PD2 formAdmin fee (VAT exempt)
​Passports for newly-weds and civil partners: administration fee for Superintendent Registrar to complete part 1 of form PD2​​£35

Ceremony held at a Registration Service ceremony room or an approved venue between 9am and 5pmFee 
​Monday to Thursday​£405
​Friday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£515
​Friday Rest of the year​£485
​Saturday Summer Season (1 June to 30 September)​£535
​Saturday Rest of the year​£505
​Sunday, Bank Holidays and special dates e.g. Valentine’s Day, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day​£555
Ceremonies starting after 6pm - subject to availability (in addition to the Ceremony fee above)Fee
​Between 5pm and 7pm​​£35
​Between 7pm and 8pm​​£45
​Between 8pm and 10pm​​£66
​Between 10pm and 12am​​£120
Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing bookingAdmin fee
​Cancellation, change of date, time and venue to an existing booking​£40
Legal formalitiesFee 
​Civil Partnership conversion - standard conversion administration process at the registrar’s office​£45
​Civil Partnership conversion - Ceremony Conversion Part 1, provision of administrative information at the registrar’s office​£27
​Part 2 following the administrative process, the Conversion Ceremony held at either a Registration Service venue or an approved venue​See ceremony fees
PD2 formAdmin fee
​Passports for newly-weds and civil partners: administration fee for Superintendent Registrar to complete part 1 of form PD2​£35

Copy certificates (copy certificates after registering. May be less if the register is still being used)​Fee 
​Copy of certificate at time of registering​£11
​Order online for a copy of the certificate after registering​£11
​Order by telephone for a copy of the certificate after registering​£11
​Priority copy certificate service (in addition to the certificate fee)​£24

Citizenship ceremony​Fee 
​Group citizenship ceremony - group ceremonies are held on Wednesdays​Included in the application fee
​Private citizenship ceremony - suitable for singles, couples or families. Available by appointment Monday to Friday​£175 per ceremony

Approved venue licenceFee
​Approved venue licence (including religious premises for civil partnerships)​​£1,935
​Addition of a room mid-licence (standard fee irrespective of the expiry date of approved venue licence)​​£585
​Appeal for a licence refusal​​£585
​Health and safety inspection (commercial premises for external open-air structure at the time of its licensing) Non-refundable​£85

Other service feesFee 
​Adding a forename to a birth certificate​£40
​Consideration of an application for a correction of an existing register entry​Up to £90
Sending documents by secure delivery£5

Last updated 09 April 2024