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CHEAPEST wedding register office in the UK

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DanielleLDN Sat 01-Mar-14 19:13:17

Hello all, this is my post! My partner and I are trying to make plans for a family and are getting married next year.

Our 'wedding' venue is not actually licensed to carry out marriages so we will be legally marrying in a register office and having the big party/ceremony elsewhere. It's costing a bomb so we want to make savings any place we can.

We live in London and our local register office is charging the registration fee+ £350 for use of a room (and not using it is not an option). We don't need the room, as far as we're concerned the paperwork is completely separate to the occasion and it's just going to be us and two witnesses.

So... I am looking to find the cheapest register office in the UK, I honestly don't care where it is or what it's like. Any ideas???

RandomMess Sat 01-Mar-14 19:14:22

I believe Weybridge is free to use the small room on weekdays? Certainly was 7 years ago.

DanielleLDN Sat 01-Mar-14 19:26:46

Looks like it's £68 and includes two certificates. Perfect! I have family in Surrey, they can be witnesses! Thanks so much smile

CMOTDibbler Sat 01-Mar-14 19:28:24

£49 for a basic service at Westminster if you scroll down to the bit about registry office weddings

Thrillybumsmum Sat 01-Mar-14 19:30:34

About £50 on a Wednesday in Southwark registry office.

Thrillybumsmum Sat 01-Mar-14 19:31:37

About £50 on a Wednesday in Southwark registry office.

addictedtosugar Sat 01-Mar-14 19:50:35

Just check if there are fees for getting the paperwork sorted for marrying out of your area.
I know we discounted one venue because it crossed the boundary, but not sure if it was just a paper trial or if there were £££ included also.

TinyDiamond Sun 02-Mar-14 16:52:05

Leicester is £35 each to give notice (but think you still do this nearer home) and the ceremony is £49 inc one certificate

VikingLady Tue 15-Apr-14 21:46:05

If you get married outside your area you have to pay for banns (or whatever they are called) in your own area as well as the place you are getting married. Usually about £35 each for each area, I think.

momb Fri 18-Apr-14 18:23:45

don't look up ceremony. look up registration. Every registry office has to allow for registrations of marriage: 2 people in an office with 2 witnesses. They usually do them first thing in the morning. Your registry office MUST offer this. It may just be that they have no registration slots left for your preferred day, so book it for the day before.

Sinkingfeeling Sun 27-Apr-14 01:34:41

The statutory fee for a wedding in an office with bride, groom and 2 witnesses is £49 (which will include one copy of your marriage certificate @ £4). As others have said, all register offices in England and Wales must offer this, though may only offer slots on certain days of the week or first thing (9.00 am!) on Saturday mornings. There is also a statutory fee of £35 per person to give notice of marriage, and you give notice in the district in which you live, even if you plan to marry outside of that district. So the cheapest price for a civil marriage is £119.

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