Fees for marriage and civil partnership

Prices for venues, ceremonies, certificates and more.

Last updated: 16 June 2023

You can make payment by debit or credit card. Please note that we have a strict no cash policy and do not accept cash payments.

Waltham Forest Town Hall prices

Please visit Waltham Forest Ceremonies for information about the suites and prices.

Approved venues (registrar attending)

Fees for the registrar to attend a civil marriage venue (such as Hotels, Town Hall):

Monday to Friday during office hours


Monday to Friday outside of office hours (after 5pm)






Bank Holiday £525

Valentine's Day, Christmas Eve, New Year's Eve and New Year Day


Religious buildings

Other registered buildings such as places of worship include churches, synagogues and mosques.

A registrar's attendance at a place of worship is £86.

Statutory ceremony price

The statutory ceremony is held in an office at Waltham Forest Register Office, which is located at Walthamstow Library. The ceremony is basic without music, readings or guests.

A statutory ceremony costs £46.


Cancellations and amendments

We need full payment by debit or credit card to confirm your booking.

The following conditions apply if you cancel your booking:

  • 50 per cent of fee will be refunded up to four weeks before the ceremony date
  • No refund will be issued after that

If you need to change the date or time of your booked ceremony:

  • A non-refundable fee of £37 is payable at the time of the amendment.

Marriage certificate costs

Marriage certificates cost extra and not included in the fees listed above.

Marriage certificate Cost

On the day of registration


Copy certificates - 24 hour service


Copy certificates - postal

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If the information above has not answered your questions, please make a registrars enquiry.

Telephone: 020 8496 3000