Prices

How much will it cost to marry or form a civil partnership in Southampton?

The booking fee of £73 is payable to book any ceremony or civil partnership signing. The fee confirms the date, time and place of your ceremony or civil partnership signing and does not come off the final balance. It is a good idea to be certain about your choice, as moving your booking will mean an amendment fee of £35 will be charged.

Please remember that your legal notices of marriage or civil partnership will cost £35 each, which you will need to factor into your budget as well as the ceremony/signing fee.

The final ceremony fee is due at least three months prior to the ceremony. If the ceremony is booked less than three months ahead, the ceremony fee will be due at the time of booking the ceremony. Bookings made for registrations to take place in the Statutory Register Office Room will incur full payment at the time of booking.

The total fee taken will include the booking fee, the notice fee (if notice is being given in Southampton), any associated referral or document fees, and the ceremony fee. These fees are subject to our cancellation policy and refund conditions stated for notices of marriages and civil partnerships. The ceremony fee includes two marriage or civil partnership certificates and a commemorative certificate except Magnolia or Statutory room bookings. Venue hire fees are paid directly to the venue where appropriate.

Provisional booking fee

Provisional booking fee and amendment fee Fees from 1 January 2024
Booking – non-refundable and in addition to ceremony fee £73
Amend a booking – applies to each amendment £35

Westgate Hall ceremonies

Seating for up to 74 guests.

Day Fees from 1 January 2024
Monday to Thursday £471
Friday £581
Saturday £691

Seasonal Offer Micro ceremony (Basic ceremony to complete legal paperwork only for four guests including two witnesses)

Monday to Thursday: £150

Friday: £175

Saturday: £200

A micro ceremony at Westgate Hall is not to be confused with having a fuller, beautiful ceremony (74 guests).

Golden Jubilee Room ceremonies

  • Capacity: 60 seated guests
  • Cost: As little as £441 including booking and notice fees
Day Fees from 1 January 2024
Monday to Thursday £298
Friday £394
Saturday £449
Seasonal offer micro ceremony (Pre-set ceremony for 25 guests including two witnesses)

Monday to Thursday: £250

Friday: £285

Saturday: £305

Approved venue ceremonies

See individual venues for guest numbers.

Day Fees from 1 January 2024
Monday to Thursday £454
Friday £553
Saturday £625

Mayor's Parlour/Mayor's Balcony/Council Chamber/Committee Room 3 and 4 (Civic Centre)

See individual venues for guest numbers.

Day Fees from 1 January 2024
Monday to Thursday £493
Friday £636
Saturday £746

Magnolia Room ceremonies

Seating for up to eight guests.

Day Fees from 1 January 2024
Monday to Thursday £230
Friday £265
Saturday £285

Statutory Office marriage and civil partnership registrations

This room is limited to the couple and two adult witnesses only. This is a small working office and is designed for couples who wish to complete the legal paperwork only. There is no room for additional guests and no music or photographs are permitted.

Details Fees from 1 January 2024
(Limited availability, registration only. No enhancements, or facilities for music, or photographs) £46 plus £22 for two certificates**

Registrar to attend a religious building

Registrar to attend Subject to registrar availability Fees from 1 January 2024
Church/religious premises Please book well in advance for summer months £108**

Pre-ceremony consultation

Pre-ceremony Appointment Fees from 1 January 2024
Pre-ceremony consultation 30-minute appointment with an experienced registrar. To discuss ceremony detail only. No access to the venue for photographs £40
Advanced pre-ceremony consultation 60-minute appointment with an experienced registrar. A chance to see the venue again and take photographs £70

Commemorative marriage/civil partnership certificate

Commemorative marriage/civil partnership certificate Fees from 1 January 2024
Beautiful certificate to keep (not a legal document) £5

* Naming ceremony fees are for the first child only. Additional children being "named" in the same ceremony are an extra fee of £40.

**This is a statutory fee set by the Registrar General and is subject to change without notice and beyond the control of the Local Authority.

Booking terms and conditions

View the Terms and Conditions of Acceptance for ceremonies and other services offered by Southampton Registration Services.