Fees for marriage and civil partnership

Births, deaths and marriages


Payment method

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.


The Forest Suite prices Click to get info

The Forest Suite is in the Waltham Forest Register Office.

Forest Suite prices -  1 April 2017 to 3 March 2018

Prices for hiring the Forest Suite
Date and time Cost
Monday–Thursday during office hours £149
Monday–Thursday outside of office hours (after 5pm) £205


Friday during office hours £215
Friday outside of office hours (after 5pm) £260
Saturday during office hours £295
Saturday outside of office hours (after 5pm) £350
Sunday / Bank Holiday £480
Naming ceremonies / Re-affirmation of Marriage / Civil Partnership £150


Friday after 5pm £720
Saturday £880
Sunday/Bank Holiday £1058 
Christmas Eve, New Year’s Eve & Day  £1200 


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

Mon – Friday during office hours


Mon – Friday outside of office hours (after 5.00pm)




Sunday and Bank Holiday


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





Religious buildings Click to get info

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 Click to get info

A statutory ceremony is held in an office at Waltham Forest Register Office, not in the Forest Suite. The ceremony is basic without music, readings or guests.

A statutory ceremony costs £46.

We need full payment by debit or credit card to confirm your booking. The following conditions apply if you cancel your booking:

  • Up to 4 weeks before the ceremony date, 50 per cent of fee will be refunded
  • No refund will be issued after that

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

Marriage certificate Cost

On the day of registration


After the day of registration and within the first month


5-7 working days 


One working day - Priority service

(This is a priority service if you would like your certificate quickly.  Your certificate will be ready on the same day by 4pm for you to collect from our office if you order by 12pm).   Or if you would like us to post this certificate you can still apply for a priority service but you must select the postage option and again your order must be received by 12pm for us to post out the same day. Otherwise your certificate will be posted the next working day.



If you don't have a computer, you can visit a Library Plus branch to use our self-service to log your request/report.  Someone will be there to help you if you need it.​​​​​​​

Contact Click to get info

If the information above has not answered your questions, please email the Register Office.

Telephone: 020 8496 3000