CEREMONY COSTS

Facts and figures based on when and where your ceremony is taking place.

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Costs for ceremonies vary depending on when and where it is taking place. To get started please select the date of your ceremony below.

April 2019 - March 2020

View a detailed breakdown of cost options for this date range.

April 2020 onwards

View a detailed breakdown of cost options for this date range.

Cost breakdown for April 2019 - March 2020

County Buildings and registrar booking

When hiring a room at County Buildings you have the option of a standard room hire during daytime hours (4 hours hire) or you can opt to hire the room for the day & evening (maximum 8 hours).

What type of hire you choose will depend on the type of function you have in mind.

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a deposit of £340 which will be deducted from the final balance; this will secure the venue and registrar for the date and time of your ceremony.

Daytime room hire

Saturday: £1,130*
Sunday (Bank Holiday): £1,180*

Day and evening hire

Saturday: £1,820*
Sunday (Bank Holiday): £1,990*

*Prices include VAT

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

County Buildings (room hire only)

When hiring a room at County Buildings you have the option of a standard room hire during daytime hours (4 hours hire) or you can opt to hire the room for the day & evening (maximum 8 hours).
What type of hire you choose will depend on the type of function you have in mind.

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a deposit of £240 which will be deducted from the final balance.

Daytime room hire

Saturday: £900*
Sunday / Bank Holiday: £960*

Day and evening hire

Saturday: £1,710*
Sunday / Bank Holiday: £1,770*

*Prices include VAT

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

Approved premises services (including vow renewals and baby naming)

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a £100 non- refundable booking fee, in addition to the ceremony fee below. This will secure the date and time of your ceremony.

Your ceremony fee will be due 4 weeks prior to your ceremony going ahead.

Monday to Saturday: £500
Sunday and bank holidays: £550

Find out more about approved premises.

How to book

Prior to booking the registrar we would advise that you speak to the venue where you would like to get married as this needs to be booked separately.

Once you have chosen the venue you will need to book a registrar to conduct your ceremony.

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

Registration office services (including vow renewals and baby naming)

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a £75 non- refundable booking fee, in addition to the ceremony fee below. This will secure the date and time of your ceremony.

Your ceremony fee will be due 4 weeks prior to your ceremony going ahead.

Monday to Friday: £250
Saturday: £275

Find out more about our registration offices.

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001.

Statutory ceremony

A marriage in our statutory ceremony room at Stafford register office can take place Monday to Friday and costs £57.00 with no booking fee.

The £57.00 is paid by credit/debit card at the time of booking.

Please note:

  • The statutory ceremony will take place in a working office. I.e. there will be a desk, chair, cabinets.
  • Only two guests can be in attendance – these two guests will act as the couple’s witnesses. It is not possible for Registration Officers to act as witnesses, and that witnesses cannot be provided for the couple.
  • The two witnesses must both be able to speak and understand English, although it does not have to be their first language. You do not have to know your witnesses personally; or they can be relatives or friends. The witnesses do not need to bring any identification with them.
  • The ceremony will not include any enhancements such as music, poetry or readings, or personalised vows - although you can exchange rings if you wish.

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

Cost breakdown for April 2020 - March 2021

County Buildings and registrar booking

When hiring a room at County Buildings you have the option of a standard room hire during daytime hours (4 hours hire) or you can opt to hire the room for the day & evening (maximum 8 hours).

What type of hire you choose will depend on the type of function you have in mind.

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a deposit of £340 which will be deducted from the final balance; this will secure the venue and registrar for the date and time of your ceremony.

Daytime room hire

Saturday: £1,180*
Sunday (Bank Holiday): £1,230*

Day and evening hire

Saturday: £1,870*
Sunday (Bank Holiday): £2,040*

*Prices include VAT

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

County Buildings (room hire only)

When hiring a room at County Buildings you have the option of a standard room hire during daytime hours (4 hours hire) or you can opt to hire the room for the day & evening (maximum 8 hours).
What type of hire you choose will depend on the type of function you have in mind.

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a deposit of £240 which will be deducted from the final balance.

Daytime room hire

Saturday: £950*
Sunday / Bank Holiday: £1100*

Day and evening hire

Saturday: £1,760*
Sunday / Bank Holiday: £1,820*

*Prices include VAT

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

Approved premises services (including vow renewals and baby naming)

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a £100 non- refundable booking fee, in addition to the ceremony fee below. This will secure the date and time of your ceremony.

Your ceremony fee will be due 4 weeks prior to your ceremony going ahead.

Monday to Saturday: £525
Sunday and bank holidays: £575

Find out more about approved premises.

How to book

Prior to booking the registrar we would advise that you speak to the venue where you would like to get married as this needs to be booked separately.

Once you have chosen the venue you will need to book a registrar to conduct your ceremony.

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

Registration office services (including vow renewals and baby naming)

When you make your booking you will be required to pay a £75 non- refundable booking fee, in addition to the ceremony fee below. This will secure the date and time of your ceremony.

Your ceremony fee will be due 4 weeks prior to your ceremony going ahead.

Monday to Friday: £275
Saturday: £300

Find out more about our registration offices.

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001.

Statutory ceremony

A marriage in our statutory ceremony room at Stafford register office can take place Monday to Friday and costs £57.00 with no booking fee.

The £57.00 is paid by credit/debit card at the time of booking.

Please note:

  • The statutory ceremony will take place in a working office. I.e. there will be a desk, chair, cabinets.
  • Only two guests can be in attendance – these two guests will act as the couple’s witnesses. It is not possible for Registration Officers to act as witnesses, and that witnesses cannot be provided for the couple.
  • The two witnesses must both be able to speak and understand English, although it does not have to be their first language. You do not have to know your witnesses personally; or they can be relatives or friends. The witnesses do not need to bring any identification with them.
  • The ceremony will not include any enhancements such as music, poetry or readings, or personalised vows - although you can exchange rings if you wish.

How to book

You can book by calling: 0300 111 8001

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