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Bishop Auckland register office


Book an appointment at Bishop Auckland 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 building is on the main road in a double-fronted Victorian end-terrace house.

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The number of guests allowed for ceremonies at Bishop Auckland 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. 

You can choose to hold your ceremony in:

  • the ceremony room which holds up to 25 people
  • the register office (for a less formal ceremony) 

Parking is usually available on the main road and on smaller side roads. There is also a small public park opposite for photographs and for guests to congregate after the ceremony.

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

How to get here

The Bishop Auckland Register Office is located at Cockton House, Cockton Hill Road, Bishop Auckland. DL14 6HS

Contact us
Register Office - Bishop Auckland
03000 266 000
Our address is:
  • Cockton House
  • 35 Cockton Hill Road
  • Bishop Auckland
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DL14 6HS
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