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Book a registrar for your ceremony

​​​​​​​​You can provisionally book a registrar up to 2 years in advance of the ceremony. This includes marriages, civil partnerships, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies. All marriages and civil partnerships must be attended by a Superintendent Registrar and a Registrar in the district where the ceremony will take place.

If you wish to have your civil ceremony at Rochdale Register Office in the Roche Suite or at a licensed venue within the borough, you can make a provisional booking with us to secure a date and time for your ceremony.

We can attend your ceremony on any day during the year apart from Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day, subject to availability. You'll need to pay the ceremony fee at least 2 weeks before your ceremony, give your formal notice of marriage or civil partnership to your local Register Office and pay the statutory fees for the entry of these notices before you can marry or register a civil partnership at a licensed venue.

How to book

It is subject to an administration fee payable by credit or debit card at the time of booking and is non-refundable. This fee is in addition to the ceremony fee.

Marriage and civil partnership fees

Ring 01706 924784 to provisionally book your ceremony​​



01706 924784 (note: phone lines can be very busy)

Phone: Monday–Friday 9am–4.45pm.
Fax: 0844 963 231

Rochdale Register Office
Number One Riverside
Smith Street 
Rochdale OL16 1XU

Find Number One Riverside on a map

Opening hours

Monday–Friday: 9am–4.15pm
(On the last Tuesday of each month, the office opens at 10.30am)
Saturday and Sunday: ceremonies only

Birth registration, death registration and giving notice of marriage – by prior appointment only