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Marriage fees and appointments

Covid 19 update

Civil marriage ceremonies and civil partnership formations will resume in Sunderland from 4th July 2020 in accordance with the guidelines published by the Government.

Government guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships

Sunderland City Council recommends that any couple thinking about having a ceremony read the guidelines carefully to decide if they wish to proceed at this current time.

Ceremonies will be a little different from what you have come to expect.  To keep the ceremony to a minimum, readings, personal music, personal vows and photographs inside the Civic Centre will not be allowed.

2020-2021 ceremonies can be booked now.

2022 ceremonies can be booked from August 2020.

 

You will have to pay fees to the Superintendent Registrar for:

  • Giving Notice of Marriage
  • The Marriage Ceremony
  • The Marriage Certificate

Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles - £75

Book an appointment to give notice of marriage or civil partnership

Each ceremony  a marriage certificate issued on the day of the wedding.

VenueAvailabilityNotice of marriage costFee payable on the day
Register Office Marriage Room, Civic CentreWednesday morning£35.00 (or £70.00 per wedding)£57.00 is payable on the day of marriage
Wearmouth Room, Civic Centre (currently unavailable)Monday to Friday£35.00 (or £70.00 per wedding)£155.00 is payable at the notice of marriage appointment
Mowbray Suite, Civic CentreMonday to Thursday£35.00 (or £70.00 per wedding)£265.00 is payable at the notice of marriage appointment
Mowbray Suite, Civic CentreFriday and Saturday£35.00 (or £70.00 per wedding)A fee of £290.00 is payable at the notice of marriage appointment.
Approved premisesUpon application

£35.00 (or £70.00 per wedding)

 

Two registration officers attend for which the council charge between £430.00 and £590.00 for their services. This does not include the cost of the venue.
Other Religious Building other than Church of England or Church in WalesUpon application£35.00 (or £70.00 per wedding)

 If a registration officer is required a fee of £97.00 is payable on the day of marriage for his or her attendance.

This does not include the cost of the venue.

 

 

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