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Marriage and civil partnership fees

​​​​​​​​Provisional bookings

Reserve a date for your civil marriage, civil partnership or renewal of vows ceremony, up to 2 years in advance - £31.

Provisionally book your ceremony

Giving notice

You must BOTH give at least 28 clear days notice before your marriage or civil partnership ceremony can take place - £35 each.

If you need to provide documentation for a divorce abroad, there is an extra fee of £50. If there's uncertainty whether the divorce is valid, the documents will be referred to the Register General and this fee will increase to £75.

Give notice of your ceremony

Registration of civil ceremonies (marriages and civil partnerships)

Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies in the Roche Suite

Standard ceremony – Monday morning only, 9.45am or 10.30am£57
Monday - Thursday£125
Sunday / Bank Holiday£241

Ceremonies at Rochdale Register Office

Marriage ceremonies at other approved venues

Monday - Friday£391
Sunday / Bank Holiday£441

List of approved venues for civil ceremonies

Civil partnership ceremonies at other approved venues

Monday - Friday£319
Sunday / Bank Holiday£388

List of approved venues for civil ceremonies

Registrar attending a marriage at a registered building

Registrar attending a marriage at a registered building, such as a church or mosque - £97.

Certificate of marriage or civil partnership

You'll get one certificate on the day of your ceremony, this is included in the cost of your ceremony.

It's £11 to purchase an additional certificate at the time of your ceremony. Central government set the price for certificates.

You can pay for another copy or a replacement copy of your certificate at any time after your ceremony. Apply for a copy marriage or civil partnership certificate

Renewal of marriage vows ceremonies

At the Register Office (Roche Suite)

Monday - Friday£149
Sunday / Bank Holiday£265

At other approved venues

Monday - Friday£219
Sunday / Bank Holiday£308

List of approved venues for civil ceremonies

Renewal of vows ceremonies

Licensing of venues

Licensing of venues for civil ceremonies - £1,306.


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