Fees and Documents


Notice of Marriage - £35.00

Marriage Certificate

  • £4.00 (issued on the day)
  • £7.00 (current register)
  • £10.00 (historical)

Ceremony at The Register Office, Chelmsford - £46 plus £4 certificate fee

Fees are payable for

  • Notice of Marriage
  • Attendance of registration staff at the ceremony
  • Marriage Certificate(s)

Documents required will include

  • Passports or Birth Certificates
  • Divorce decree absolute (if previously married)
  • Dissolution order (if previously in a civil partnership)
  • Certificates or other documentation to confirm marital and civil partnership status, residence, nationality and names

Other documents may also be required but this will depend upon personal circumstances. Registration staff will always be pleased to provide help and assistance.

Approved venues in England and Wales

To find a venue for civil marriage or civil partnership in England and Wales visit the website

Essex CC and Trading Standards make venue prices clear