How do I get married at the Council House or Book a Registrar?

Nottingham Council House Weddings and Civil Partnerships

Find out how you can book a Wedding or Civil Partnership at The Council House, or for a Registrar to attend an Approved Premise.

Did you know you can book your wedding reception or other celebratory event at the prestigious Council House in the Old Market Square?

Exclusive use of the Council House for a Saturday evening is £1500 (which can include a 4pm Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom or Dining Room).

 Council House Weddings

Alternatively would you like to have a celebratory Champagne toast? Drinks will be served in your room of choice after your ceremony.

Please ring us for more information, prices and book to come to see our range of rooms on 0115 841 5554.

All Civil Weddings and Civil Partnerships must be attended by a Superintendent Registrar and a Registrar in the district where the ceremony will take place.  If your ceremony is at an approved venue in Nottingham or The Nottingham Register Office, this will be the district of Nottingham.

How do I book a Registrar?

You can book a Registrar for a ceremony in the City of Nottingham by calling us on our office number at 0115 841 5554 or alternatively please email us your contact details at office.register@nottinghamcity.gov.uk and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Fees and Deposits

  • A deposit of £50 is required to book a ceremony at the Council House*
  • A deposit of £100 is required to book a ceremony at an Approved premise*

The balance is payable one month before the ceremony and no refunds will be given for cancelled ceremonies within one month of the date. However, if a ceremony is rearranged no further fee will be payable.

*Please note, while you may pay for your service with cash or card, we do not accept £50 notes or cheques.

Prices for Registration Officers to attend at Approved premises in Nottingham (other than Council House):

  • Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership: £35 or £47 each
  • Certificate of Marriage or Civil Partnership: £11 each
  • Attendance of Registrars at a religious building: £86

For a full list of Approved Premises click here

Personalising the content of your Marriage or Civil Partnership ceremony

In addition to the choice of the legal words of marriage declaration and contract, you or one of your guests may want to contribute a poem or reading to your ceremony. You may also have a favourite piece of music special to you both that you would like to be played before and after your ceremony when the register is being signed.

Any such music or additions you may like to be considered for inclusion in the marriage ceremony must be secular in nature and have been agreed by one of the Superintendent Registrars prior to the day of your marriage.

Statutory Ceremony

A Statutory Ceremony is a Wedding or Civil Partnership held in a licensed working office in the Council House. This ceremony has no music and is a very low key ceremony with you, your partner and just two witnesses.

The current fee for this ceremony is £46 plus £11 per certificate. If you intend to have a Statutory ceremony you must state this before you give your Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership as this will be stated on your paperwork.

If you would like to find out more about Statutory Ceremonies then please contact the Nottingham Register Office on 0115 841 5554


For pictures of our rooms and events, visit the Council House website. 

Contact Us

The Register Office The Council House Old Market Square Nottingham NG1 2DT Opening hours: Mon to Fri 9am to 4.30pm office.register@nottinghamcity.gov.uk
Tel: 0115 841 5554
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