Register Office Fees

Certificate Fees

Notice of Marriage and Notice of Intention to Form a Civil Partnership Fees

Ceremony Fees

Baby Naming and Renewal of Vows Ceremony Fees

Civil Partnership Conversion Fees

Citizenship Fees

Religious Premises Fees

Fees for Changes to Initial Registration

Terms and Conditions of Booking

 

1 April 2019 - 31 March 2020 

Certificate Fees

Table of Certificate Fees

Certificate Cost
Standard Service - Issued at the time of registration, or processed within 15 working days if requested later  
          Birth, Death or Marriage certificate issued by a Registrar or Superintendent Registrar £11
          Civil Partnership certificate issued by Local Registration Authority £11
Priority Service - On or before the next working day (for orders placed up to 3pm)  
          Birth, Death or Marriage certificate issued by a Registrar or Superintendent Registrar £35
          Civil Partnership certificate issued by Local Registration Authority £35

Notice Fees

Table of Fees for Notice of Marriage or Intention to Form a Civil Partnership

Service Cost
Notice of marriage or civil partnership £35 per person
Notice of marriage or civil partnership - referred to the Home Office £47 per person
Certificate of No Impediment £35 per person
Reduction to the 28 day notice period (waiver) £60 per person
Notice of marriage or civil partnership for a housebound person £47
Attending a marriage or civil partnership for a housebound person £84
Notice of marriage or civil partnership for a detained person £68
Attending a marriage or civil partnership for a detained person £94
Application to clear a divorce from any country other than the UK by Newcastle Register Office £50
                                                                                                                                                    by the General Register Office £75

 

Ceremony Fees

Table of Fees for All Ceremonies

Ceremony Fee Cost
Non-refundable booking fee (required for all ceremonies) £40
Administration fee for requests to change ceremony bookings £80
Deposit requires for Leazes Room and Approved Venue ceremonies £40

All ceremonies bookings are accepted subject to our Terms and Conditions of Booking.

Table of Fees for Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies

Ceremony Cost
Register Office               Monday to Saturday  £57
Leazes Room                   Monday to Thursday  £185
                                                 Friday to Saturday  £195
Approved Premises     Monday to Thursday  £400
                                                  Friday to Saturday  £470
                                                  Sundays and Bank Holidays  £550
Attendance at a church wedding  £90

All the above fees include one copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate. 

Table of Fees for Baby Naming and Renewal of Vows Ceremonies

Ceremony Cost
Leazes Room               Monday to Thursday £190
                                              Friday and Saturday £200
Approved Venues     Monday to Thursday £250
                                             Friday and Saturday £320
                                             Sunday and selected bank holidays £390
Fee for each additional sibling at a baby naming ceremony £50
Reduction for ceremonies following each others - for example a wedding ceremony followed by a baby naming ceremony at the same venue £50

Table of Civil Partnership Conversion Fees

Ceremony Cost
Administrative ceremony in the Register Office     Monday to Saturday (including certificate) £56
When combined with a civil ceremony     Conversion fee £27
                                                                                           Venue fee As relevant

Table of Fees for Citizenship Ceremonies

Ceremony Cost
Private Citizenship ceremony £150 per adult
EU Settlement Scheme £14 per applicant

Table of Fees for Religious Premises

Service Cost
Certification of a building as a place of worship £29
Registration of a building for the solemnization of marriage £123
Registration of a building for the solemnization of marriage of same sex couples £64

Table of Fees for Changes to Initial Registration

Service Cost
To change or add a forename to a birth registration within 12 months of registration £40
Application to correct a birth, death, marriage or civil partnership registration by Newcastle Register Office £75
                                                                                                                                                                               by the General Register Office £90

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Terms and Conditions of Booking

Bookings can be made up to two years before the ceremony date.

Civil Marriage and Civil Partnership Bookings

Your ceremony booking is accepted subject to the following conditions:

  • No legal impediment to the marriage or civil partnership exists and legal preliminaries are completed within statutory time limits;
  • Any foreign divorce/dissolution papers are accepted by the Registrar General where applicable;
  • Home Office permission is granted where applicable;
  • A booking confirmation fee and a deposit is paid (see below).

Re-affirmation of Vows and Baby Naming Ceremonies

Your ceremony booking is accepted subject to the following conditions:

  • Proof of birth or prior marriage/civil partnership is provided;
  • A booking confirmation fee and a deposit is paid (see below).

The ceremony does not give any legal status or rights.

Booking Confirmation Fees

  • A £30 booking fee is payable at the time of booking a ceremony
  • The booking fee is separate to the ceremony fee and is non-refundable

Deposit

Although we do not require a deposit for Register Office ceremonies, a £70 deposit is required for The Leazes Room and Approved Premises bookings. This is non-refundable unless indicated otherwise in these Terms and Conditions.

  • The deposit will be credited against your final ceremony fee if your fee is paid in full at least 16 weeks before the date of your ceremony
  • If you pay your final ceremony fee in full less than 16 weeks before the date of your ceremony we will only credit 50% of you deposit against your final balance

If you book your ceremony by telephone and you contact us to cancel your ceremony within 14 days of receiving your booking confirmation, we will refund any fees that you have paid.

Ceremony Fees

  • Fees for all ceremonies must be paid at least 16 weeks in advance of the ceremony date and it is your responsibility to make sure your fees are paid in time
  • You will not receive a reminder to say that your fees are due
  • If bookings are made within 16 weeks of the ceremony date, the fee must be paid in full at the time of booking

Our fees may increase on the 1 April each year.  The fee that you pay is the one that is applicable on the date you pay your final balance.

Newcastle City Council Venues

We offer two venues in the Civic Centre:

  • The Register Office for ceremonies attended by a maximum of 6 people
  • The Leazes Room for ceremonies attended by a maximum of 70 people

Maximum numbers indicate the total number of people who will be allowed into the ceremony room.  Numbers include both partners, witnesses, guests and other attendees such as photographers.  If maximum numbers are exceeded some members of the party will be excluded from the ceremony.

Changes to Bookings

Any change you make to your ceremony arrangements will incur a non-refundable administration fee of £30

Cancellation of Bookings by Newcastle City Council

Newcastle City Council reserves the right to cancel our ceremony if:

  • You do not give your legal notice of intention to marry or form a civil partnership within the statutory time limits; and/or
  • If ceremony fees are not paid within the timescales shown above and you do not respond to overdue fee reminders.

If Newcastle City Council cancel your ceremony because of non-payment of fees your deposit will not be refunded.

If You Cancel Your Booking

In the event that you need to cancel your ceremony booking after full payment has been made you are required to give us 16 weeks’ notice in order to be eligible for a full refund of the ceremony fee.  For all other cancellations, a percentage of the ceremony fee paid will be retained by Newcastle City Council to cover service costs incurred.  Cancellation is subject to the following:

  • More than 16 weeks’ notice of cancellation – full refund
  • Cancellation between 16 weeks and 8 weeks before the ceremony – full refund minus your deposit
  • Cancellation between 8 weeks and 14 days before your ceremony – your deposit plus 25% of the remaining fee will be retained by Newcastle City Council
  • Cancellation less than 14 days before the ceremony – your deposit and 50% of the remaining fee will be retained by Newcastle City Council

and

  • If you fail to attend your ceremony without notifying us, the full fee paid is non-refundable.

If you need to cancel your ceremony you should notify the council in writing.  Fees will only be refunded upon receipt of your written request to cancel.

Lateness

The time booked for the ceremony is the time the ceremony will commence.  If the ceremony commences late, we reserve the right to seek to amend the ceremony in order to reduce its duration:

  • Should the ceremony not be ready to proceed within a maximum of twenty minutes of the scheduled time and Newcastle City Council is not responsible for any such delay, then we reserve the right to cancel or defer your ceremony
  • Where a ceremony is cancelled in such circumstances the fee will not be refunded

Liability

Newcastle City Council will not accept liability for:

  • The failure of music systems provided by any venue, you or a third party;
  • Any delay or loss caused by your late or non arrival;
  • Any loss caused by a request from you or your representative to delay the ceremony;
  • Any loss or compensation where a ceremony/registration is stopped from proceeding because:
    1. It would be void if it went ahead
    2. An offence under the Marriage or Civil Partnership Acts would be committed
    3. It would be against the public interest; or
    4. The ceremony is unable to proceed due to unacceptable conduct or anti-social behaviour by anyone involved in the ceremony or any invited guest

Any decision to delay a ceremony is at the discretion of the Registration Officers attending on the day.

 

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