Marriage and civil partnership fees

Find out about fees for giving notice, hiring a venue and registrar's attendance.

Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership

Giving notice of marriage or civil partnership costs £35.

You must pay at the time of your appointment.

You can pay by:

  • cash
  • cheque
  • credit or debit card

Ceremony fees

Ceremony fees include a non-refundable deposit, the registrar's attendance, and one certificate. Fees do not include venue hire for approved venues; please speak to the venue staff for costs.

The Guildhall

The cost of a ceremony in the Guildhall is listed in the below table, for the couple and up to a maximum of 13 guests due to strict government guidelines.

You may have an extra standing photographer who will not be counted.

Please be aware that your guests will be required to wear a face mask unless they are exempt due to medical reasons.

These fees reflect the reduced number of guests due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, and will be subject to change once the guidelines are lifted and ceremonies return to their normal capacity.

  1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021  1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022  1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023  1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024
Monday to Thursday £222 £311 £320 £330
Friday and Saturday  £426  £521  £537  £553


(Pre COVID-19 fees to March 2021: Monday to Thursday £302, Friday and Saturday £506.)


The Robing Room - fully booked

The cost of a ceremony in The Robing Room, for the couple and up to 12 other people.

  1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021  1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022  1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023   1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024
Monday to Thursday  £120 £145 £150  £155
Friday and Saturday £177 £200 £206 £212


Poole approved venues

The cost of a ceremony in an approved venue in Poole. These fees do not include venue hire, and the number of guests vary between venues. You should speak to them to find out more.

  1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021  1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022  1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023   1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024
Monday to Saturday  £537 £553 £570 £587
Sunday and Bank Holidays £587   £605  £623 £642 


The Register Office - fully booked

From 1 April 2019, the Register Office will be based at Bournemouth Register Office. Please contact registrars@bournemouth.gov.uk for more information.

Contact us

Email
registrars@poole.gov.uk

Telephone
01202 633744

Address
Registrars
The Register Office
The Guildhall
Market Street
Poole
BH15 1NF

Opening times
Monday to Thursday: 9am to 4.30pm
Friday: 9am to 4pm

Page last updated: 04 October 2020