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Register office weddings and civil partnerships

In Liverpool a civil marriage ceremony or civil partnership can take place at the Liverpool Register Office, or at any venue approved by the city council. The times are subject to the agreement of the registration service.

The venue

Liverpool Register Office is situated within St George's Hall, a Grade 1 listed building on a world heritage site, set in the heart of Liverpool's cultural quarter. It is one of the best examples of Neo-Classical architecture in Europe.

We have three beautifully decorated ceremony rooms at the hall. The Grand Jury Room can accommodate up to 70 people and the Sefton Room up to 50 people. If you would prefer a more intimate or simple ceremony the Rose Room can accommodate the happy couple and up to four guests. If you wish to marry or form a civil partnership in any of these rooms please contact us to discuss availability.

Grand Jury and Sefton Rooms

Sefton and grand jury rooms

From left: The Grand Jury Room and The Sefton Room

Fizz Bar

Guests can relax in our Fizz Bar before the ceremony or whilst photographs are being taken of the happy couple. Serving Prosecco, wine, bottled lager and soft drinks, the bar is located on the Power and Glory landing at the south entrance to the hall.

The cash only bar is open to all wedding parties on Friday and Saturday afternoons.

Webcam service

If you have guests who can't celebrate with you in person, they don't have to miss out. From Spring 2015 we can offer a webcam service for all ceremonies taking place in the Grand Jury and Sefton rooms, where we can broadcast your ceremony via a secure website. The ceremony can also be downloaded for up to 1 month afterwards.

If you've already booked your ceremony with us and would like this to be included in your package, just get in touch.

Costs

In addition to the costs of giving notice of your intention to marry/form your civil partnership (£35 each) the ceremony fees are as follows:

From 1st September 2014

Grand Jury Room (seats up to 70) and Sefton Room (seats up to 50)

  • Monday-Saturday - £200.

Rose Room (couple and 4 guests)

  • Monday to Thursday before 11am - £50.

These fees include a copy of your Marriage/Civil Partnership Certificate.

Remember that copies of certificates can always be obtained at a later date.

Registrar booking service

You can make a provisional booking online for a registrar to conduct your ceremony up to two years in advance. This service is for weddings at approved venues or Liverpool Register Office. Find out more about the registrar booking service.

Planning your ceremony

A civil marriage ceremony cannot have any religious content, but if you have chosen to have your ceremony in the Grand Jury or Sefton Rooms you can add individual touches such as non-religious music and readings to be added to the legal wording, and video the ceremony.

A Civil Partnership is legally formed by the signing of the civil partnership schedule. Like a civil marriage, this is also non-religious, but couples who wish to arrange for a ceremony should discuss this with us. We have a large and varied library of music for you to choose from. View our list of music.

Other rooms in St George's Hall

There are other stunning rooms in St George's Hall which are not run by Liverpool Register Office. These include the Concert Room and The Great Hall. If you would like to marry or form a civil partnership in one of these rooms, please contact St George's Hall booking team on 0151 225 6911 to check availability and prices.