Births, deaths and marriages

Ceremonies at York Register Office

Visiting York Register Office

For the safety of our staff and customers, and to help minimise the spread of coronavirus, York Register Office is currently closed to the public, other than by appointment.

Unless you have an appointment or are attending a ceremony, please do not visit in person.

Find out more about how we are working towards larger wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

We've provided the following information to help you prepare for the time when ceremonies can recommence:

Ceremonies in the Bootham Suite

You can hire rooms in The Bootham Suite if you want a ceremony as part of your civil marriage or partnership.

  Guest limit Cost Monday to Thursday Cost Friday and Saturday
Larger room 9 or more* £262.00 £357.00
Smaller room 8 £153.00 £210.00

* For details of current limits on the number of guests at your ceremony, see more information about how we are working towards larger wedding and civil partnership ceremonies.

Your ceremony in the Bootham Suite can be enhanced with readings, your own vows and music; you'll also have access to the picturesque gardens - find out more about facilities at York Register Office.

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Small celebrations at York Register Office

Small marriages and civil partnership celebrations can be conducted in the Register Office (subject to availability), with a guest limit of 2. The cost for these ceremonies is £46.00.

These ceremonies will be held in a working office and not in one of our Bootham Suite rooms.

You'll need to arrange your own witnesses. We're unable to provide any witnesses on the day of your ceremony.

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Getting married elsewhere in York

See a map of 'approved' marriage venues in York. The fees for registrars to attend these venues are:

  • Monday to Thursday: £543.00
  • Friday and Saturday: £630.00
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: £682.00

This is in addition to the fee for 'giving notice of marriage' and is totally separate to any fee charged by the venue.

Please make postal orders payable to 'City of York Council' or pay by telephone using your debit or credit card (terms and conditions apply). We do not accept cheques.

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Booking a ceremony at York Register Office

Contact York Register Office to provisionally book a date and time for your marriage or civil partnership. This can be more than a year in advance of your proposed date, if necessary.

You’ll need to pay the non-refundable, deductible deposit of £50.00 when you book.

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York Register Office

56 Bootham, York, YO30 7DA

Telephone: 01904 654477