Marriages and civil partnerships

What is a notice of marriage

A bride and groom hand in hand

A notice of marriage is a signed legal statement that is displayed on the register office notice board for 28 days and is valid for 1 year.

It includes the names, age, marital status, address, occupation and nationality of the people intending to marry or form a civil partnership.  It also states the intended venue for the ceremony.

After 28 days, the marriage authorities or civil partnership schedule can be issued.  These are only valid for use in the venue stated.

If you change your venue after giving notice, you will need to give fresh notices stating the new venue.

Booking your notice appointment will cost £42 each (£84 per wedding/civil partnership). This is payable when you book your appointment and is non-refundable.