Marriage and civil partnership

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Marriage or civil partnership certificates

You can order a certificate online.

Item Collection or delivery Cost
Standard certificate In person at the Register Office at the time of registration £11
Standard or short certificate 24-hour next day service – includes first class post, if needed £35
15-day standard service – includes second class post, if needed £11
Additional postage and packaging First class recorded delivery £3.60
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day £10

Marriage, civil partnership, naming, renewal of vows or commitment ceremonies

The following fees apply:

  • a £35 per person non-refundable fee for an appointment to give a notice of marriage or civil partnership
  • a £46 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the register office
  • a £102 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the Civic Offices' Mulberry Suite, Lacey Room or any approved premise

You should give at least 24-hours written notice if you need to cancel your ceremony.

A £35 admin fee is payable if the date or time of any ceremony is changed with 24-hours written notice. The full fee will be charged for:

  • failure to attend
  • cancellation with less than 24 hours' notice

Marriage or civil partnership ceremonies at Thurrock Register Office or Thameside Theatre

The following premises fees apply – for details of room capacities, go to approved premises in Thurrock.

Location Day Cost
Superintendent registrar's office Monday and Tuesday at 10am only £46
Lacey Room Monday to Saturday £190
Mulberry Suite Monday to Friday £225
Saturday – morning £290
Saturday – afternoon £360
Thameside Theatre Monday to Friday £280
Saturday – morning £340
Saturday – afternoon £410

Marriage or civil partnership ceremonies at other approved premises

Fee payable to Thurrock Council via the Superintendent Registrar (for their attendance and that of the registrar of marriages) before whom a civil marriage or civil partnership is to be solemnised in any of the other approved premises listed on our approved premises page:

Day Cost
Monday to Friday £530
Saturday £580
Sunday and public holidays £630

Naming, renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies

The following premises fees apply:

Location Day Cost
Lacey Room, capacity up to 12 guests only Monday to Friday £280
Saturday £350
Approved premises Monday to Friday £320
Saturday £370
Sunday £420

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply:

  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction
  • £90 – consideration by the Registrar General of a correction

Fees are payable to the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar.

Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage at Thurrock Register Office

The following fees apply:

  • £45 – conversion of a civil partnership into marriage, full process

Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage at other approved premises

The following fees apply:

  • £27 – completing the declaration
  • £91 – signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples

We set the fee for signing the declaration on approved premises in Thurrock, or in Thurrock Register Office at a different time or a different place from where the declaration was completed.

Divorce and civil partnership dissolution

The following fees apply:

  • £50 – consideration by the Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £50 – consideration by the registration authority of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar General of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles

Other fees

The following other fees apply:

  • £60 – to reduce statutory waiting period of 28 days or 70 days for notices of marriage or civil partnership
  • £15 – Registrar General's licence for marriage or civil partnership
  • £86 – attendance at a registered building for marriage or civil partnership