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Due to the amount of previously postponed weddings which are now taking place we are extremely busy at the moment. It may take longer than usual for us to respond to you but please bear with us.

Ceremony fees


The fees on this page are for all ceremonies taking place from 1 April 2024 to 31 March 2025.

For a ceremony in County Durham you will need to pay:

  • a booking fee of £50 (non-refundable, non-transferable and not deducted from the ceremony fee)
  • a ceremony fee (see below)
  • a fee to give legal notice for marriage or civil partnership of £35 or £47 per person depending on the type of notice required

Ceremonies at a register office

Ceremony with the couple and guests as listed below (price includes one marriage certificate):

VenueSize of venueCeremony fee
30 Galgate, Barnard CastleRoom holds 20 guests£240 Monday to Thursday
£350 Friday
£380 Saturday
£435 Sunday and bank holidays
Durham City - Aykley Heads HouseMain ceremony room holds 40 guests£310 Monday to Thursday
£350 Friday
£380 Saturday
£435 Sunday and bank holidays
Durham City - The Story (from 17 June 2024)Couple and 2 witnesses only£57 Monday to Wednesday (mornings only)
Durham City - The Story Manor Room (from 17 June 2024)Room holds 10 guests£170 Monday to Wednesday (mornings only)
Durham City - The Story Durham Room (from 17 June 2024)Maximum number of guests to be confirmed£310 Monday to Thursday
£350 Friday
£380 Saturday
£435 Sunday and bank holidays
Durham City - The Story Oswald Room (from 17 June 2024)Maximum number of guests to be confirmed£310 Monday to Thursday
£350 Friday
£380 Saturday
£435 Sunday and bank holidays

Ceremonies at a licensed venue

TimeCost
Monday to Thursday£530
Friday to Sunday£580
Bank holiday weekend (including Saturday and Sunday)£620

Ceremonies at a church

In some cases a local registrar may need to attend the service. Price includes one marriage certificate.

TimeCost
Monday to Friday£97
Saturday and Sunday£580
Bank holiday weekend£620
Contact us
Registration Service
03000 266 000