Marriage ceremonies and civil partnerships at York Register Office

York Register Office has marriage and civil partnership rooms to suit all tastes and budgets, from the smallest, most intimate of ceremonies, to large celebrations.

The Bootham Suite

If you want a ceremony as part of your civil marriage or partnership, we have 2 rooms available, known as the Bootham Suite.

  Guest limit Cost Monday to Thursday Cost Friday and Saturday
Larger room 50 £245 £330
Smaller room 8 £140 £195

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

The Bootham suite opens out directly onto our gardens. Our gardens are the perfect setting for photographs of your special day; from the 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.

Smaller celebrations at York Register Office

The Register Office is available for marriages and civil partnerships from Monday to Thursday with a guest limit of 2; the cost is £50.

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: £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 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 when you book.

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