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Ceremony fees

You must pay a Non-refundable deposit when you book your ceremony, the balance would be due 12 weeks before the ceremony.

Non-refundable Deposits 
Location Fee
Register office £68.50
Religious buildings £116.50
All other locations £100

The fees for ceremony rooms at the Bournemouth Civic Centre (Town Hall) and Poole Guildhall include the room and the registrars. All fees below include one marriage or civil partnership certificate that would be sent in the post after the event.

Please be aware of the following maximum guest numbers at our venues:

  • The Register Office, Bournemouth: 2
  • The Laurel Office, Bournemouth: 12
  • The Willows, Bournemouth: 50
  • Council Chambers, Bournemouth: 125
  • The Guildhall, Poole: 120 in the larger space, 12 in the smaller space
  • other approved premises and churches vary, please ask your chosen venue for details
Venue

April 2024 to March 2025 April 2025 to March 2026 April 2026 to March 2027
The Register Office (Bournemouth)
Wednesday £68.50 £68.50 £68.50
The Laurels (Bournemouth)
Monday to Thursday £183 £190 £197
Friday £250 £259 £269
The Willows (Bournemouth)
Monday to Thursday   £468 £486 £505
Friday to Saturday   £651 £677 £704
Monday to Saturday (Winter Promotion Jan-Mar)   £327 £340 £353
Council Chambers (Bournemouth)
Saturday   £844 £877 £912
Sunday and Bank Holidays   £973 £1,011 £1,052
The Guildhall (Poole - 120 guest room)
Monday to Thursday   £468 £486 £505
Friday to Sunday   £651 £677 £704
Monday to Saturday (Winter Promotion Jan to Mar)   £322 £340 £353
The Guildhall (Poole - 12 guest room)
Monday to Thursday   £183 £190 £197
Friday   £250 £259 £269
Approved premises across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
Monday to Saturday   £691 £718 £746
Sunday and Bank Holiday   £755 £785 £816
Churches across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole
All ceremonies with Registrar attendance   £116.50 £116.50 £116.50

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