Fees for marriage and civil partnership

Births, deaths and marriages

Find out about the fees for marriages or civil partnerships.

The Forest Suite prices Click to get info

The Forest Suite is in the Waltham Forest Register Office.

Forest Suite Prices: 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022

Prices for hiring the Forest Suite
Date and time Cost
Monday to Thursday during office hours £155
Monday to Thursday outside of office hours (after 5pm) £215
Friday during office hours £225
Friday outside of office hours (after 5pm) £270
Saturday during office hours £305
Saturday outside of office hours (after 5pm) £360
Sunday / Bank Holiday £495
Naming ceremonies / Re-affirmation of Marriage / Civil Partnership £150


Friday after 5pm £780
Saturday £960
Sunday/Bank Holiday £1,117
Bank Holiday £1,092

Should your ceremony date fall on Valentines Day, Christmas Eve, New Years Eve or New Years Day the fees will be:

Friday after 5pm £1,030
Saturday £1,135
Sunday/Bank Holiday £1,237

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 5.00pm)






Bank Holiday £525

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.

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.

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 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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Contact Click to get info

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

Telephone: 020 8496 3000