Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies in Gloucestershire

From Monday 28th September the number of people permitted to attend a marriage or civil partnership ceremony has been reduced to 15. This maximum number must include the couple, witnesses and guests.  This number no longer includes anyone working and therefore no longer includes our Registration Staff. The venue and the room must be suitably risk assessed as COVID secure and the number of people in the room must comply with social distancing rules.

Please click here for full details how a ceremony will look in Gloucestershire with the current government restrictions.

We will be contacting couples in priority order if these restrictions affect your planned ceremony date.

We are currently unable to take any new bookings for Ceremonies to take place during the remainder of 2020. This is due to the need to accommodate bookings that have been unable to go ahead due to the Government restrictions

If you need to contact us about a ceremony, please email ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk

Face coverings guidance (Effective from 31st August 2020)

Anybody attending a registration office for an appointment must wear a face covering unless they are exempt from doing so under Government guidelines.   

NHS Test & Trace

NHS Test and Trace is a key part of the country’s ongoing COVID-19 response. As of the 24th September all visitors to Gloucestershire County Council premises will be asked to voluntarily supply their details to NHS Test and Trace by the way of scanning a QR code on site. You will need to use the NHS Covid 19 App to allow you to do this. If you use an iphone, please download the App via the App store, if you use an Android phone please use Google play. It would be advisable to download prior to your visit to us.

If you are unable to download the App, your details will be requested on the day of the appointment by our staff.

Ceremony fees

The fees and charges for services from Gloucestershire Registration Services are reviewed yearly and may be subject to change. 

Booking Administration Fee (Non Refundable): A booking administration fee (non refundable) of £55 must be paid to secure a booking (please note this booking fee cannot be paid by cheque). 

Payment of balance of fees: The balance must be paid 2 months before the date of your ceremony. In the case of bookings made within 2 months of the proposed date full payment will be required at the time of booking.

Amendment fee:  Please note that a fee of £45 will be charged for any changes to the date, time or venue of your ceremony or £65 if the amendment is made within 2 weeks or less of the ceremony date. Please note that if you change your venue you will also need to give notice again at the cost of £35 per person.  We are unable to postpone a ceremony and you will either need to cancel or make an amendment to the booking. 

Cancellation: All cancellations must be confirmed in writing. Please read our Terms & Conditions.

Changes to your passport: You are able to obtain a post-dated passport in your married name up to three months before your ceremony. All forms and guidance notes can be downloaded from gov.uk, the form should be sent to Cheltenham Registration Office for completion.  The completed form will be returned to you before your ceremony.   The charge for this service is £20:00

 

You may wish to consider taking out an appropriate insurance policy in case your ceremony has to be cancelled or postponed due to unforeseen circumstances.

 

Fees & Charges
Wedding or civil partnership
(Ceremonies between 1st April 2020 - 31st March 2021)

Service Fees When Offered Description
Booking Administration Fee (Non Refundable) £55.00   Payable on all ceremonies and is in addition to the ceremony fees as listed below
Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership £35.00   Per person - £70 per couple
Amendment Fee £45.00   Change to date/time or venue of ceremony.  Not applicable to amendments to Civil Partnership Conversion where no ceremony is involved
Late Amendment Fee £65.00   Change to date/time or venue of ceremony made 2 weeks or less before the ceremony
Passport name change (PD2) £20.00   You are able to obtain a post-dated passport in your married name up to three months before your ceremony. All forms and guidance notes can be downloaded from gov.uk and the form should be sent to Cheltenham Registration Office for completion. 
Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office £57.00 Please contact the office on 01452 425060 (Option 3) Standard Registration. Statutory Registration for couple plus 2 witnesses ONLY. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office - Shire Hall (Gloucester)

 

Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office -  Shire Hall (Gloucester)

 

£250.00

 

 

 

 

£270.00

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Enhanced ceremony. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

 

 

 

Enhanced ceremony. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

 

Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office -  Shire Hall (Gloucester) £280.00 Sunday and Bank Holiday Enhanced ceremony. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price
Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office - the Old Victorian School (Stroud) or The Oaks (Cinderford) £250.00 Monday to Thursday Enhanced ceremony. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office - the Old Victorian School (Stroud) or The Oaks (Cinderford)

 

Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office - the Old Victorian School (Stroud) or The Oaks (Cinderford)

£280.00

 

 

 

 

£300.00

 

Friday

 

 

 

 

Saturday

Enhanced ceremony. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

 

 

 

Enhanced ceremony. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

 

Marriage or Civil Partnership at a Registration Office - the Old Victorian School (Stroud) or The Oaks (Cinderford) £310.00 Sunday and Bank Holiday Enhanced ceremony. 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price
Marriage or Civil Partnership at an Approved Venue £450.00 Monday to Thursday 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

Marriage or Civil Partnership at an Approved Venue

 

Marriage or Civil Partnership at an Approved Venue

£480.00

 

 

£520.00

Friday

 

 

Saturday

1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

 

1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price

Marriage or Civil Partnership at an Approved Venue £556.00 Sunday and Bank Holiday 1 Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate included in price
Civil Partnership Conversion £56.00 Monday to Friday For couple only - no ceremony involved. 1 ceremony certificate included in price

 

Certificate Fees
Additional Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate £11.00
Commemorative Marriage or Civil Partnership certificate £10.00
Commemorative Renewal of Vows or Naming Ceremony certificate £10.00

Renewal of vows

The charges below are for the registration officer to attend your ceremony.

  Monday-Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday
Booking Administration Fee (Non Refundable) £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
Registration Office £210.00 £246.00 £306.00
Approved Venue £240.00 £270.00 £330.00

Naming ceremony

The charges below are for the registration officer to attend your ceremony.

  Monday-Thursday Friday & Saturday Sunday
Booking Administration Fee (Non Refundable) £55.00 £55.00 £55.00
Registration Office £210.00 £246.00 £306.00
Approved Venue £240.00 £270.00 £330.00


Next step

For more information or to arrange a ceremony please contact our team at ceremonies@gloucestershire.gov.uk or 01452 425060 (option 3).

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