Marriages and civil partnerships

My Account services – 21 June to 24 June

Due to essential maintenance work, our online council tax, benefits, bulky waste, Register Office booking and certificate ordering services will be unavailable between 6pm, Friday 21 June and 8am, Monday 24 June. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges are as follows.

Marriage certificates

You can order a certificate online.

Item Collection or delivery Cost
Standard certificate In person at the Register Office at the time of registration £11
Standard or short certificate 24-hour next day service – includes first class post, if needed £35
15-day standard service – includes second class post, if needed £11
Additional postage and packaging First class recorded delivery £3.50
Special delivery, guaranteed next working day £8.50

Marriage, renewal of vows or commitment ceremonies

The following fees apply:

  • a £35 per person fee for entering a Notice of Marriage
  • a £46 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the register office
  • a £100 non-refundable deposit is required when booking a ceremony at the Thameside Complex or any approved premise

You should give at least 24-hours written notice if you need to cancel your ceremony.

A £35 admin fee is payable if the date or time of any ceremony is changed with 24-hours written notice. The full fee will be charged for:

  • failure to attend
  • cancellation with less than 24 hours' notice

Marriage ceremonies at Thurrock Register Office or Thameside Complex

The following premises fees apply.

Location Day Cost
Superintendent registrar's office capacity strictly 12 guests Monday to Saturday £46
Hawthorn Suite, capacity 70 Monday to Friday £220
Saturday – morning £280
Saturday – afternoon £350
Thameside Theatre Monday to Friday £270
Saturday – morning £330
Saturday – afternoon £400

Marriage ceremonies at other approved premises

Fee payable to Thurrock Council via the Superintendent Registrar (for their attendance and that of the registrar of marriages) before whom a civil marriage is to be solemnised in any of the other approved premises listed on our approved premises page:

Day Cost
Monday to Friday £465
Saturday £500
Sunday and public holidays £575

Renewal of vows and commitment ceremonies

The following premises fees apply:

Location Day Cost
Register office, capacity strictly 12 guests Monday to Friday £290
Saturday £340
Approved premises Monday to Friday £310
Saturday £360
Sunday £410

Changes to initial registration

The following fees apply:

  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar of a correction
  • £90 – consideration by the Registrar General of a correction

Fees are payable to the Registrar or Superintendent Registrar.

Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage at Thurrock Register Office

The following fees apply:

  • £45 – conversion of a civil partnership into marriage, full process

Conversion of a civil partnership into marriage at other approved premises

The following fees apply:

  • £27 – completing the declaration
  • £91 – signing the declaration in a religious building registered for the marriage of same sex couples

We set the fee for signing the declaration on approved premises in Thurrock, or in Thurrock Register Office at a different time or a different place from where the declaration was completed.

Divorce and civil partnership dissolution

The following fees apply:

  • £50 – consideration by the Superintendent Registrar of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar General of a divorce obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £50 – consideration by the registration authority of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles
  • £75 – consideration by the Registrar General of a civil partnership dissolution obtained outside of the British Isles