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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 2021 to 31 March 2022.

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

  • a booking fee of £40 (non-refundable)
  • a ceremony fee (see below)
  • a fee to give legal notice for marriage or civil partnership of £35 per person

Ceremonies at a register office

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

VenueSize of venueCeremony fee
Barnard Castle Register OfficeRoom holds 20 guests£179 Monday to Thursday
£290 Friday
£305 Saturday
£370 Sunday and bank holidays
Bishop Auckland Register OfficeCouple and 2 witnesses only (no ceremony)£57
Monday to Wednesday
(9.30am and 10.30am only)
Bishop Auckland Cockton HouseRoom holds 14 guests£179 Monday to Thursday
£290 Friday
£305 Saturday
£370 Sunday and bank holidays
Durham City - Aykley Heads HouseDurham Room (not bookable at present)£179 Monday to Thursday
£290 Friday
£305 Saturday
£370 Sunday and bank holidays
Durham City - Aykley Heads House Staircase (not bookable at present)£179 Monday to Thursday
£290 Friday
£305 Saturday
£370 Sunday and bank holidays
Durham City - Aykley Heads HouseMain ceremony room holds 28 guests£257 Monday to Thursday
£290 Friday
£305 Saturday
£370 Sunday and bank holidays

Ceremonies at Bishop Auckland Conservatory

Not bookable at present.

Ceremonies at a licensed venue

TimeCost
Monday to Thursday£437
Friday to Sunday£477
Bank holiday weekend (including Saturday and Sunday)£520

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£477
Bank holiday weekend£520
Contact us
Registration Service
03000 266 000