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Barnard Castle register office


Book an appointment at Barnard Castle register office or arrange a ceremony.

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Weddings and civil partnerships can now take place in our register offices, but numbers are restricted. If you have a wedding ceremony booked in a church, hotel or other venue, please contact them directly if you have any queries or require further information. Wedding receptions are not permitted so please contact your venue should you have a reception booked. 

All naming ceremonies and non-statutory celebrations are still suspended. Email any queries you have to theceremonyteam@durham.gov.uk.

You can order birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates online or over the phone.

Hold your celebration here

Our register office is near the centre of the beautiful old market town in the heart of scenic Teesdale. 

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The number of guests allowed for ceremonies at Barnard Castle register office is currently restricted. See the changes to weddings and civil partnerships information on our Getting married and Arranging a civil partnership pages for the latest guidance. 

We have a ceremony room which has seating for up to 34 guests and parking is available nearby. 

Photographs can be taken nearby or you may choose to travel a short distance to have these taken in the grounds of Bowes Museum by prior arrangement.

You can book ceremonies on weekdays, weekends or public holidays - contact us to find out what dates are available.

How to get here

The Barnard Castle Register Office is located at 30 Galgate, Barnard Castle. DL12 8BH

Contact us
Register Office - Barnard Castle
03000 266 000
Our address is:
  • 30 Galgate
  • Barnard Castle
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH12 8BH
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