Civil partnerships and marriage ceremonies at York Register Office

At our office

The register office is available for carrying out marriages and civil partnerships, Monday to Thursday, and has a guest limit of 2, with a cost of £50.

In the Bootham Suite

If you want a ceremony as part of your civil marriage or partnership, 2 rooms are available in part of our premises, known as the Bootham Suite:

  • the larger room will seat 50 comfortably and costs £245 Monday to Thursday and £330 on Friday and Saturday
  • the smaller room is upstairs and has a guest limit of 8 - it costs £140 Monday to Thursday and £195 Friday and Saturday

The Bootham suite opens out directly onto the gardens. The gardens are the perfect setting for the pictures of your special day. From a large hard standing area you can make your way down via the stepping stones, to various photo opportunities on the lawns. There is also a large rockery which forms a perfect backdrop for your pictures.

Your ceremony in the Bootham Suite can be enhanced with readings, your own vows and music.

At approved venues in York

See a map of approved places to get married in York. Fee for registrars to attend these venues are:

  • Monday to Thursday: £510
  • Friday and Saturday: £590
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: £640

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

Fees are subject to change.

Please make postal orders payable to 'City of York Council' or pay by card. We do not accept cheques.

Provisional bookings

Contact the York Register Office to provisionally book a date and time with us. this can be more than a year in advance of your proposed date, if needed.

You’ll need to pay the non-refundable, deductible deposit of £50 when you book.

Getting married in York

For more information on getting married in York, see:

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