Weddings and civil partnerships

Due to the unprecedented demand we are experiencing as lockdown restrictions ease, our telephone lines are extremely busy. We are receiving a very high number of calls and emails, so please bear with us and we will reply as soon as we are able to.

Give notice

Before you can register your marriage or your civil partnership, it is a legal requirement that both of you must give notice of the marriage or civil partnership at your local register office.

Arrange and book your ceremony

We can help you arrange a personalised wedding at one our our register offices or licensed venues.

Alternatively, find out more about how to convert your existing civil partnership into a marriage.


Fees are payable for attendance of registration staff at the ceremony (including a non-refundable booking confirmation fee to guarantee your chosen date and time)

Marriage fees

You will also have to pay for the notice of marriage and marriage certificates. View the latest marriage fees and terms and conditions.

Civil partnerships

You will also have to pay for a notice of partnership, a rehearsal or pre-partnership meeting (optional) and civil partnership certificates. View the latest civil partnership fees and terms and conditions.

Existing bookings

We are prioritising existing bookings with ceremonies taking place in the near future. If you are unable to get through by telephone to pay your fee, please be assured that your booking will not be cancelled and we will contact you.

If you do email us about an existing booking, to help us prioritise our enquiries please include in the subject header:

  • your ceremony date
  • your ceremony location.

Contact your local registrar

Contact your local register office to make an appointment to give notice or to find out more about ceremonies in Kent.