Marriages and civil partnerships
Register office weddings and civil partnerships
Liverpool Register Office is situated within St George's Hall, set in the heart of Liverpool's cultural quarter. It is widely regarded as one of the finest Neo-Classical buildings in the world and is a Grade I listed building.
Built in the early 1800s as a space for music festivals and the civil and crown courts, the hall has always been at the heart of community life in the city.
The Register Office has three beautifully decorated ceremony rooms at the hall. The wood panelled Grand Jury Room can accommodate 4 to 70 people and the Sefton Room, overlooking St John's Gardens, 4 to 50 people.
If you would prefer a more intimate ceremony the Rose Room will seat a maximum of 4 guests.
Grand Jury and Sefton Rooms
From left: The Grand Jury Room and The Sefton Room
If you wish to marry or form a civil partnership in any of these rooms please contact us to discuss availability.
In addition to the costs of giving notice of marriage or civil partnership the ceremony fees are as follows:
Fees from 1st April 2019
- Mon-Thurs before 11am - £57
Grand Jury and Sefton Rooms
- Monday - Thursday - £220
- Friday - Saturday - £250
- Webcasting your ceremony - £60
The fee includes one copy of your marriage or 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. Find out more about the registrar booking service.
Planning your ceremony
To ensure that your wedding is personal to you there are a number of ways in which you can enhance your ceremony.
All ceremonies include legal vows and the exchange of rings. However, if you're planning your ceremony in the Grand Jury or Sefton rooms, you can choose to include the following:
- Music - view our list of music.
- Ring bearers
- Children of the couple
Please note, any enhancements chosen must not contain any religious references or be taken from any religious texts.
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 between March and October.
Wedding ceremony parking
St George's Hall are pleased to offer wedding cars access to St George's Plateau to enable you to alight close to the hall and be met afterwards at the foot of the south steps.
Access must be booked in advance and a fee is payable. Please contact 0151 233 3020 to book your space.
Please note that access to the Plateau cannot be guaranteed and may be restricted due to other events taking place at St George's Hall.
Parking for wedding guests
Although there is no onsite parking available for guests, there are a number of car parks in close proximity to St George's Hall. The closest are:
- Lime Street Station Long Stay, Lord Nelson Street, L3 5QB.
- St John's Shopping Centre, St George's Place, L1 1LQ.
- Queen Square, Whitechapel, L1 1RH.
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 233 3020 to check availability and prices or visit the website.
Signing the marriage register
After your wedding ceremony you will be asked to sign the register. Please ensure you read the information recorded carefully before signing the register. Any request to change or update information will be subject to a charge of up to £90.00 depending on the error. In some cases it will not be possible to change information recorded. If you wish to amend any information recorded in the register please discuss this directly with the Register Office.