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How much will it cost to get married?

The statutory fee for entering a notice of marriage is £ 35.00 per person ( £ 70.00 per couple).

If you are marrying in the Register Office, the fees vary depending on the day of the week and which register office is to hold the ceremony.  Please contact your local registration office for full details.

The cost of a marriage certificate is £ 4.00

If you are marrying in one of our Approved Premises between 1st April 2015 and 31st March 2017 the fees are as follows:

Approved Premises Marriage Fees
Monday-Thursday £ 300.00
Friday £ 330.00
Saturday £ 425.00
Sunday and Bank Holidays £ 480.00

Please Note: All fees are required to be paid 8 weeks prior to the date of the ceremony. You can pay in cash, by cheque, or by credit / debit card.  Cheques should be made payable to 'Cumbria County Council'.

A standard non-refundable booking fee of £ 26.00 is charged when you book your ceremony and if you wish to book your ceremony more than 12 months in advance of the date of your ceremony there is a £ 52.00 non-refundable booking fee. This is in addition to any other fees payable.

NB: All fees are regularly reviewed, and can be confirmed at time of booking with the Registrar. 

Please note: If you make any change to your booking there is an amendment fee of £ 27.00 ( £ 52.00 if within 8 weeks of the ceremony date).  It is your responsibility to check that the venue will have a valid marriage licence at the time of your marriage.

Refund of ceremony fees

Our refund policy on cancelled bookings is as follows:

  • Ceremony cancelled 2 months prior to the date - full refund

  • Cancelled less than 2 months up to 2 weeks prior to the ceremony date - 50% refund

  • Less than 2 weeks prior to the date of the ceremony - no refund

Please note

The above refunds do not include the administration fee.

For the purpose of refunds, the cancellation date is deemed to be when written confirmation is received by the registrar.