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Registrations Service Fees

1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020
Service Fee When Offered Comments
Notice of Marriage and Civil Partnership (per person) £35   All notice fees must be paid at the time of booking your appointment.  All appointments must be booked in advance.
Consideration by a Superintendent Registrar of a foreign divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles £50    
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles £75    
Non-refundable reservation fee for all types of ceremonies £45   To secure date and time of ceremony and administration of supporting documentation

Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in The Study at Bourne Hill, Salisbury 

Weaver's Ceremony Room, County Hall.  

Capacity 40

£150



£210

£240

£280

Mon & Thu only



Mon – Thu

Fri

Sat

Contact Ceremonies Team for timings.

All ceremony fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony


Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in a Registration Office Ceremony Room with capacity 60 - 70

£260

£280

£325

Mon – Thu

Fri

Sat

Our larger rooms are the Wessex Room in Chippenham, the Library* and Wyndham rooms in Bourne Hill, Salisbury and the Members Room* on the first floor in County Hall, Trowbridge * (lift access for disabled guests)

All ceremony fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony

Statutory marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration

£46

Tue & Wed mornings subject to availability Conducted only at Wiltshire Register Office, County Hall, Trowbridge. 

Small statutory ceremony for couple plus 2 witnesses

All ceremony fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony

Marriage at an Approved Venue

£440

£450

£475

£500

Mon–Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun/Bank Holiday

All ceremony fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony


No ceremonies on Christmas Day

Civil Partnership Ceremony at an Approved Venue

£440

£450

£480

£500

Mon–Thu

Fri

Sat

Sun/Bank Holiday

All ceremony fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony


No ceremonies on Christmas Day

Combination Ceremony

Reservation Fee

Additional meetings to create bespoke ceremonies

£600

£45

£50

Mon–Sun

All ceremony fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony

Small legal marriage or CP ceremony for couple and 2 witnesses followed by large ceremony at couple’s choice of venue. No ceremonies on Christmas Day.  Couples can request meetings with the celebrant to work together to create their bespoke ceremony.

Civil Partnership paperwork conversion to marriage £45 Mon-Fri No ceremony just an administration exercise.
Register Marriage in a Registered Building £86 Mon-Sun

All ceremony fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony


Where Registrar is required to attend a religious building ceremony

Civil Partnership Declaration (prior to celebration of marriage ceremony) £27 Mon-Fri Ceremony would have to be booked separately at costs listed above.
Civil Partnership registration only in an Approved Venue (no ceremony just paperwork signed in front of guests)

£200

£250

£300


Mon-Fri

Sat

Sun/Bank Holiday

All fees are payable in full at least six weeks before the date of your ceremony


For those who simply want their guests to witness them signing to become registered as civil partners in an Approved Venue rather than in a Registration Office.  This does not include a ceremony.

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ServiceFeeWhen OfferedComments
Welcoming (Naming) or Celebration of Marriage ceremonies in an Approved Venue

£440
£450
£475

£500


Mon-Thu
Fri
Sat

Sun/Bank Holiday

Only one celebrant attends.  These ceremonies have no legal standing.
Welcoming (Naming) or Celebration of Marriage ceremonies in a Registration Office Ceremony Room fee dependent on room capacity

£210-£260

£240-£280

£280/£325

Mon-Thu

Fri

Sat

These ceremonies have no legal standing ask the ceremonies team for information on room choices and capacity.
Single event venue inspection fee
£60Mon-Fri
Inspections only conducted Mon – Fri – couple would be required to attend.
Private Citizenship ceremony

£120

£150

Mon-Thu

Fri

Per person
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ServiceFeeWhen Offered Comments

All certificates

£11

Mon-Fri


This includes the cost of standard 2nd class postage.  If more secure methods of postage are requested this can be arranged however the customer will be required to cover the additional postage costs.

IMPORTANT:  We cannot accept liability for any certificates lost in the post.  

Priority copy certificate service

£35


Mon-Fri

Produced within 24 hours and includes the cost of standard 1st class postage.  If more secure methods of postage are requested this can be arranged however the customer will be required to cover the additional postage costs.

IMPORTANT:  We cannot accept liability for any certificates lost in the post. 

Proof of life certificate

£15



Mon-Fri


Signing of documentation required by pension suppliers

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Fees must be submitted in the form of a cheque made payable to Wiltshire Council with the application form.

ServiceFeeLicence Validity
Approved venues licence£1750

Religious premises as an Approved

Venue for Civil Partnership licence fee

£1750Licence is valid for three years

Note: All fees are liable to be increased on or after 1 April each year

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Cancellation of Ceremonies and Refund of Fees

All cancellations must be made in writing and can only be accepted from the customer themselves. We will not process any cancellation request made by telephone or by a third party. 

Cancellations can be accepted by email, or by letter.

Any cancellation request MUST quote the ceremony booking reference number, the full names of the couple and full details of the date, time and venue of the ceremony. It should also confirm if a refund of fees is required.

Booking fee

  • The booking fee paid at the time of booking your ceremony is non-refundable

Statutory Notice of Intent fee

  • The notice fees, paid at the time of your notice appointment, are non-refundable

Certificate fee

  • Any certificates paid for in advance and not issued due to cancellation will be refunded in full

Ceremony fee

  • Ceremony fees are refundable in part or in full, dependent upon when you inform us of the cancellation in writing as set out below:
Time of cancellationRefund due
3 calendar months or more before the date of the ceremony100%
Less than 3 calendar months before, but not less than 1 calendar month before the date of the ceremony50%
Less than 1 calendar month before the date of the ceremonyNil

Contact us if you wish to postpone your ceremony and discuss alternative dates.

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Fees for correction to Initial Registration

ServiceFee
Forename added within 12 months of birth registration
£40
Consideration by Registrar / Superintendent Registrar of a correction application
£75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction application
£90
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Last updated: 18 March 2019 | Last reviewed: 18 March 2019