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Aykley Heads House register office


Book an appointment at Aykley Heads House register office or arrange a ceremony at this Grade 2 listed building.

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You can give your notice of marriage/civil partnership for weddings taking place up to 31 December 2020. To make an appointment, contact us on 03000 266 000. Please do not visit our register offices without making an appointment first.

We are accepting wedding and civil partnership bookings for 2020 for our register offices and licensed venues in line with current government guidance.

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

Aykley Heads House is a Grade 2 listed, moderate-sized country villa. 

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The number of guests allowed for ceremonies at Aykley Heads House 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. 

There are three ceremony rooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible:

  • the main ceremony room holds up to 65 people
  • the second ceremony room holds up to 35 people
  • the third ceremony room holds up to 20 people, and is located in a stairwell area 

Photographs can be taken in the grounds. 

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

How to get here

The Durham Register Office is located at Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, Durham. DH1 5TS. 

Aykley heads House is a short bus or car journey from Durham City. It is set back from the main road in its own grounds and there is good public transport links nearby as well as the University Hospital of North Durham. 

Contact us
Register Office - Aykley Heads House
03000 266 000
Our address is:
  • Aykley Heads
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5TS
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