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Getting married

4. Marriage fees

Notice of Marriage

Before you can get married, both parties are required legally to give Notice of Marriage. There is a statutory charge of £35.00 per person for this service.

Marriage in the Henry Bell Room, Stockport Register Office

The fees for the Henry Bell Room, inclusive of one marriage certificate, are as follows:

  • Monday and Tuesday £50.00

Marriage in the Robert Hyde Room, Stockport Register Office

The fees for the Robert Hyde Room, inclusive of one marriage certificate, are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday £100.00
  • Friday £125.00
  • Saturday (morning only) £150.00

Marriage in the Sir A Brumwell Thomas Room, Stockport Register Office

The fees for marriages in the Sir A Brumwell Thomas Room, inclusive of one marriage certificate, are as follows:

  • Monday to Thursday £150.00
  • Friday £200.00
  • Saturday £250.00.

Marriages at approved venues in Stockport

The fees for Marriages at Approved venues, inclusive of one marriage certificate, are as follows:

  • £300.00 Monday to Thursday
  • £400.00 Friday
  • £425.00 Saturday
  • £450.00 Sunday and Bank Holidays.

An additional booking fee of £30 including VAT is required to secure a confirmed time, date and venue. This fee applies to marriages booked at an Approved Premise and is non refundable.

Please note these fees are subject to annual review and do not include the hire of rooms or any other wedding service.

  • This fee must be paid to the Superintendent Registrar at least 4 weeks before the ceremony is due to take place, and includes the cost of one marriage certificate, issued on the day and the attendance of two Registration Officers.

New fees for additional registration services

The Home Office have introduced new regulations under the Immigration Act 2016 to introduce new fees for services currently provided free. The fees have been set at a level to recover the full cost of the service.

The additional services for which a fee is payable are as follows:

  • Consideration by a Superintendent Registrar of a divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles: £50.00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles: £75.00
  • Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction application (all marriage corrections): £90.00