Marriages and civil partnerships

Fee and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Marriage certificates

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: £32
24 hour next day service: £22
7 day standard service: £10
Postage and packaging Standard first class: £1.50
First class recorded, signed-for: £2.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day: £7.50

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 £25 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 £190
Hawthorn Suite, capacity 70 Saturday - morning £240
Saturday - afternoon £290
Thameside Theatre Monday to Friday £240
Thameside Theatre Saturday - morning £300
Thameside Theatre Saturday - afternoon £340

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 £415
Saturday £445
Sunday and public holidays £505

Renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies

The following premises fees apply:

Location Day Cost
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Saturday £240
Approved premises Monday to Friday £280
Approved premises Saturday £310
Approved premises Sunday £340

The register office provides seating space for up to 12 guests.

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