Marriages and civil partnerships

Fee and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Marriage certificates

Download the form below to apply for a certificate at the time of registration. You can also order a copy certificate after registration.

Certificate Cost
Standard marriage certificate from registrar who registered the marriage. This cost applies only at the time the marriage is recorded by the registrar £4 (£7 after registration)
Standard marriage certificate from superintendent registrar 2 hour priority service: £35
24 hour next day service: £25
7 day standard service: £10
Postage and packaging Standard first class: £2
First class recorded, signed-for: £3.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day: £8.50

Marriage, renewal of vows or commitment ceremonies

The following fees apply:

  • a £35 per person fee for entering a Notice of Marriage
  • a £46 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the register office
  • a £100 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the Thameside Complex or any approved premise

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

A £30 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 ceremonies at Thurrock Register Office or Thameside Complex

The following premises fees apply:

Location Day Cost
Superintendent registrar's office capacity strictly 12 guests Monday to Saturday £46
Hawthorn Suite, capacity 70 Monday to Friday £210
Hawthorn Suite, capacity 70 Saturday - morning £260
Saturday - afternoon £310
Thameside Theatre Monday to Friday £260
Thameside Theatre Saturday - morning £310
Thameside Theatre Saturday - afternoon £360

Marriage ceremonies at other approved premises

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

Day Cost
Monday to Friday £435
Saturday £475
Sunday and public holidays £535

Renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies

The following premises fees apply:

Location Day Cost
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Monday to Friday £280
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Saturday £330
Approved premises Monday to Friday £300
Approved premises Saturday £350
Approved premises Sunday £390

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply from 1 November 2017:

  • £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 from 1 November 2017:

  • £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 from 1 November 2017:

  • £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 from 1 November 2017:

  • £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