Marriage and civil partnership

Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Thurrock Register Office

Thurrock Register Office is closed until further notice.

Registering a death – we are taking appointments by phone to register a death. Deaths must be registered within 5 days from the date of death.

You will need to contact the GP's surgery to confirm that the 'Medical Certificate of Cause of Death' will be scanned and sent by email to register.office@thurrock.gov.uk before your appointment. If the death has been referred to the coroner, you need to make sure their documents have been emailed to us before booking your appointment. To book your appointment, phone 01375 372 822.

On the date and time of your appointment, we will phone you to take information for completing the registration. We will also arrange to send you a death certificate, if you wish to order one. Paperwork for the funeral will be sent direct to your undertaker.

Birth registration, marriage or civil partnership notice or ceremony, citizenship ceremony and other requests – no other Register Office appointments can be made until further notice. During this period, you can claim child benefit or Universal Credit before your baby's birth has been registered. If you wish to cancel or postpone a ceremony, please email register.office@thurrock.gov.uk.

Approved premises in Thurrock

It is possible to be married in any approved premises in England or Wales, regardless of where you reside. Go to GOV.UK: Civil marriages and partnerships – approved premises list .

The following approved premises are all located within the Thurrock Registration Area.

Thurrock Register Office rooms

Hawthorn Suite ceremonies have:

  • seating for up to 70 guests
  • a choice of music
  • a choice of ceremony wording
  • the option for readings or poems

Lacey Room ceremonies have:

  • seating for up to 12 guests
  • a choice of music
  • traditional ceremony wording

Register Office ceremonies have:

  • facilities for only the couple and 2 witnesses
  • traditional ceremony wording

You don't need to have a ceremony if you are forming a civil partnership.

Thurrock Register Office
Thameside Complex, Orsett Road, Grays, RM17 5DX

: register.office@thurrock.gov.uk

Phone:

  • 01375 372 822 – birth or death registration
  • 01375 375 245 – marriages or civil partnerships

Opening hours:

  • Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm – all services
  • Saturday morning – ceremonies only

Our emergency out-of-hours contact service can be used for:

  • emergency death registrations for timely burials in line with religious or cultural practices
  • emergency marriages or civil partnerships for terminally ill residents.

Thameside Theatre

The Thameside Theatre is now licensed for ceremonies. Enhanced facilities include:

  • luxurious seating for up to 300 guests
  • foyer and bar area
  • bespoke catering available
  • amazing lighting and backdrop possibilities with technical staff expertise
  • front of house staff
Thameside Theatre

: 0345 300 5264

: thameside.theatre@thurrock.gov.uk

Other approved premises

There are several other approved premises in Thurrock, including: