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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 two 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 wish to marry or form a civil partnership in either 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

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 April 2014

Sefton Room (seats up to 50)

  • Monday-Saturday AM (appointment times before 11am) - £49.
  • Friday and Saturday PM (appointments after 11am) - £200.

Grand Jury Room (seats up to 70)

  • Monday to Saturday - £200.
  • Saturday appointments before 11am - £49
  • Sunday - £250.

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 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.