How much will it cost?

A booking fee of £60.00 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 really sure about your choice, as moving your booking will mean an amendment fee of £35.00 will be charged.

Please remember that your legal notices of marriage or civil partnership will cost £35.00 each, which you will need to factor into your budget as well as the ceremony/signing fee.

The fee for a marriage or civil partnership ceremony 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 giving notice. The fee includes two marriage or civil partnership certificates.

The fee for a Naming or Renewal of Vows ceremony is due at least three months before the ceremony date or at the time of booking if the ceremony is in less than three months time. An additional fee of £40 per child is payable for naming ceremonies for more than one child. VAT is included for celebratory ceremonies.

Provisional booking fee

Provisional booking fee From April 2021
Non-refundable and in addition to ceremony fee £60 

Westgate Hall ceremonies

Seating for up to 74 guests

Marriage and civil partnership, naming and renewal of vows ceremonies.

Day Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Monday to Thursday (by special arrangement only) £399 £410
Friday £499 £510
Saturday £599 £610
Sundays and Bank Holidays £699 £710
Evening extra fee (ceremonies after 5.00pm) £150 £150

Golden Jubilee Room ceremonies

Seating for up to 55 guests

Marriage and civil partnership, naming and renewal of vows ceremonies

Day Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Monday to Wednesday (by special arrangement only) £255 £259
Thursday £255 £259
Friday £345 £350
Saturday £395 £399
Sundays and Bank Holidays (by special arrangement) £515 £524

Approved venue ceremonies

See individual venues for guest numbers

Marriage and civil partnership, naming and renewal of vows ceremonies

Day Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Monday to Thursday £390 £400
Friday £480 £490
Saturday £540 £550
Sunday and Bank Holidays £590 £600
Evening extra fee - ceremonies after 5pm
(These fees do not include hire feeds charged by the venues)
£150 £150

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

Marriage and civil partnership, naming and renewal of vows ceremonies

Day Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Monday to Thursday (by special arrangement) £421 £429
Friday £549 £559
Saturday £649 £659
Sunday and Bank Holidays £749 £759
Evening extra fee - ceremonies after 5pm £150 £150

Magnolia Room ceremonies

Seating for up to 8 guests

Marriage and Civil Partnerships

Day Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Tuesday - Thursday (limited availability) £195 £198
Friday £220 £224
Saturday (November - March only) £245 £249

Statutory Office

This room is limited to the couple and 2 witnesses only. This is a small working office and is designed for couples who wish to complete the legal paperwork only

Day Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Very limited availability
(no facilities for music or photographs)
£68** £68**

Registrar to attend a religious building

Registrar to attend Subject to Registrar availability Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Church/religious premises Please book well in advance for summer months £108** £108**

Pre-ceremony consultation

Pre-ceremony Appointment Fees for bookings April 2021 - March 2022 Fees for bookings April 2022 - March 2023
Pre-ceremony consultation 30 minute appointment with an experienced registrar. To discuss ceremony detail only. No access to the venue for photographs £40 £40
Advanced pre-ceremony consultation 60 minute appointment with an experienced registrar. A chance to see the venue again and take photographs £70 £70

Commemorative marriage/civil partnership certificate

Commemorative marriage/civil partnership certificate From April 2021
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 £40.00

**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

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