How do I get married at the Council House or Book a Registrar?

Find out how you can book a Wedding or Civil Partnership at The Council House, or for a Registrar to attend an Approved Premise

All Civil Weddings and Civil Partnerships must be attended by a Superintendent Registrar and a Registrar in the district where the ceremony will take place.  If your ceremony is at an approved venue in Nottingham or The Nottingham Register Office, this will be the district of Nottingham.

How do I book a Registrar?

You can book a Registrar for a ceremony in the City of Nottingham by calling us on our office number at 0115 841 5554 or alternatively please email us your contact details at office.register@nottinghamcity.gov.uk and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Fees and Deposits

  • A deposit of £50 is required to book a ceremony at the Council House*
  • A deposit of £100 is required to book a ceremony at an Approved premise*

The balance is payable one month before the ceremony and no refunds will be given for cancelled ceremonies within one month of the date. However, if a ceremony is rearranged no further fee will be payable.

*Please note, while you may pay for your service with cash or card, we do not accept £50 notes or cheques.

Ceremony fees for Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming at The Council House, Old Market Square, Nottingham.

Room

Maximum capacity

01/04/16 to 31/03/17

01/04/17 to 31/03/18 (£)

Monday to Friday

Saturday

Sunday/Bank Holiday

Monday to Friday

Saturday

Sunday/Bank Holiday

The Ballroom

100 to 150

330

350

390

340

360

400

The Dining Room

100

205

280

315

215

290

325

Council Chamber

70

230

255

290

240

265

300

Tea Room

70

180

255

290

190

265

300

Members' Lounge

70

180

255

290

190

265

300

Lord Mayor's Parlour

30 to 40

n/a

205

240

n/a

215

250

Sheriff's Room

15 to 20

n/a

155

220

n/a

165

230

Robin Hood Suite

15

130

155

N/A

140

165

N/A

The Snug

6 to 8

105

130

N/A

115

140

N/A

Ceremony fees for Marriages and Civil Partnerships at Approved Premises (Hotels etc)

 

Monday to Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday and Bank Holiday

Monday to Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday and Bank Holiday

 

400

420

450

480

410

430

460

490

 

Baby naming and Renewal of vows ceremonies

 

280

280

300

320

290

290

310

330

 

Attendance of a Registration Officer at a Religious Building £86

Prices for Registration Officers to attend at Approved premises in Nottingham (other than Council House):

Year Monday to Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday and Bank Holiday Renewal of Vows and Baby Naming
1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 £385 £410 £435 £460 £260 (Monday to Friday) £275 (Saturday) £300 (Sunday)
  • Notice of Marriage/Civil Partnership: £35/£47 each
  • Certificate of Marriage/Civil Partnership: £4 each
  • Attendance of Registrars at a religious building: £86

For a full list of Approved Premises click here

Personalising the content of your Marriage or Civil Partnership ceremony

In addition to the choice of the legal words of marriage declaration and contract, you or one of your guests may want to contribute a poem or reading to your ceremony. You may also have a favourite piece of music special to you both that you would like to be played before and after your ceremony when the register is being signed.

Any such music or additions you may like to be considered for inclusion in the marriage ceremony must be secular in nature and have been agreed by one of the Superintendent Registrars prior to the day of your marriage.

Statutory Ceremony

A Statutory Ceremony is a Wedding or Civil Partnership held in a licensed working office in the Council House. This ceremony has no music and is a very low key ceremony with you, your partner and just two witnesses.

The current fee for this ceremony is £46 plus £4 per certificate. If you intend to have a Statutory ceremony you must state this before you give your Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership as this will be stated on your paperwork.

 

If you would like to find out more about Statutory Ceremonies then please contact the Nottingham Register Office on 0115 841 5554

 

 

Contact Us

The Register Office The Council House Old Market Square Nottingham NG1 2DT Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm office.register@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 841 5554
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