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Service fees

Registrations Service Fees

2017/18

Service Fee When Offered Comments
Notice of Marriage and Civil Partnership (per person) £35   Appointments must be booked in advance.
Consideration by a Superintendent Registrar of a divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles £50    
Consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce/civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles £75    
Non-refundable reservation fee for all types of ceremonies £40   To secure date and time of ceremony and administration of supporting documentation

Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in a Registration Office Ceremony Room  capacity up to 40

£150

£175

£200

Mon – Thu

Fri

Sat

Our smaller rooms are the Wyndham Room in Salisbury and the Weaver’s Room in Trowbridge
Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in a Registration Office Ceremony Room with capacity 60 - 70

£200

£220

£250

Mon – Thu

Fri

Sat

Our larger rooms are the Wessex Room in Chippenham, the Library in Salisbury and the Members Room in Trowbridge

Statutory marriage ceremony or civil partnership registration

£46

Tue & Wed mornings subject to availability Conducted only at Wiltshire Register Office, County Hall, Trowbridge. 

Small statutory ceremony for couple plus 2 witnesses

Marriage at an Approved Venue

£430

£450

£480

£500

Mon–Fri

Sat

Sun

Bank holiday

No ceremonies on Christmas Day
Civil Partnership Ceremony at an Approved Venue

£430

£450

£480

£500

Mon–Fri

Sat

Sun

Bank holiday

No ceremonies on Christmas Day
Combination Ceremony package includes cost of reservation fee

£550-£800

Mon–Sun

Price dependent on number of pre ceremony meetings  required (ask staff for details)   Ceremonies:  Small legal marriage or CP ceremony for couple and 2 witnesses followed by large ceremony at couple’s choice of venue .

Civil Partnership paperwork conversion to marriage £45 Mon-Fri No ceremony just an administration exercise.
Register Marriage in a Registered Building £86 Mon-Sun Where Registrar is required to attend a religious building ceremony
Civil Partnership Declaration (prior to celebration of marriage ceremony) £27 Mon-Fri Ceremony would have to be booked separately at costs listed above.
Letter provided by the Registrar General confirming that, on the basis of information provided, no record of a marriage or civil partnership in England and Wales has been found within a 10 year search period £50 (per 10 year search)   Example: if required when getting married or forming a civil partnership outside England or Wales
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ServiceFeeWhen OfferedComments
Welcoming (Naming) or Celebration of Marriage ceremonies in an Approved Venue

£250
£270
£300


Mon- Fri
Sat
Sun and Bank holiday

Only one celebrant attends.  These ceremonies have no legal standing.
Welcoming (Naming) or Celebration of Marriage ceremonies in a Registration Office Ceremony Room

£225

Mon-Sat

These ceremonies have no legal standing.
Single event venue inspection fee
£60Mon-Fri
Inspections only conducted Mon – Fri – couple would be required to attend.
Private Citizenship ceremony

£120
£150

Mon-Thu
Fri

Per person


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ServiceFeeWhen OfferedComments
Nationality Checking Service child appointments

£35

Mon-Fri

Per child
Nationality Checking Service adult appointment
£65Mon-Fri
Per adult
Joint Nationality and Passport Checking appointment
£80Mon-Fri
Per adult
Joint Nationality and Passport Checking appointment
£50Mon-Fri
Per child
Nationality Checking Service additional appointment
£65
Mon-Fri
Per person
Private Citizenship ceremony£120
£150
Mon-Thu
Fri
Per adult


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ServiceFeeWhen Offered Comments
Certificates at time of appointment
£4
Mon-Fri
When registering a birth/death/marriage or civil partnership.
Certificates purchased after registration
£7
Mon-Fri
Whilst register is still held at the registering office.
Copy Certificates 

£12

If posted (2nd class)

For all archived certificates in the custody of Superintendent Registrar and held at the History Centre, Chippenham, processed within 3-5 working days and posted out 2nd class. 
Proof of life certificate
£10
Tue-Fri
Signing of documentation required by pension suppliers
Express copy certificate
£25
Mon-Fri
Produced within 24 hours 1st class postage included
While-u-wait certificate
£30
Tues-Fri
9:30 – 14:00 only. 
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Fees must be submitted in the form of a cheque made payable to Wiltshire Council with the application form.


ServiceFeeLicence Validity
Approved venues licence£1650

Religious premises as an Approved

Venue for Civil Partnership licence fee

£1650Licence is valid for three years



Please note: All fees are liable to be increased on or after 1 April each year

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Cancellation of Ceremonies and Refund of Fees

All cancellations must be made in writing and can only be accepted from the customer themselves. We will not process any cancellation request made by telephone or by a third party. 

Cancellations can be accepted by email, or by letter.

Any cancellation request MUST quote the ceremony booking reference number, the full names of the couple and full details of the date, time and venue of the ceremony. It should also confirm if a refund of fees is required.

Booking fee

  • The booking fee paid at the time of booking your ceremony is non-refundable

Statutory Notice of Intent fee

  • The notice fees, paid at the time of your notice appointment, are non-refundable

Certificate fee

  • Any certificates paid for in advance and not issued due to cancellation will be refunded in full

Ceremony fee

  • Ceremony fees are refundable in part or in full, dependent upon when you inform us of the cancellation in writing as set out below:


Time of cancellationRefund due
6 weeks or more before the date of the ceremony100%
Less than 6 weeks before, but not less than 48 hours before the date of the ceremony50%
Less than 48 hours before the date of the ceremonyNil

Please contact us if you wish to postpone your ceremony and discuss alternative dates.



This policy is with effect from 7th October 2016
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Fees for correction to Initial Registration


ServiceFee
Forename added within 12 months of birth registration
£40
Consideration by Registrar / Superintendent Registrar of a correction application
£75
Consideration by the Registrar General of a correction application
£90
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Last updated: 26 October 2017 | Last reviewed: 26 October 2017