Marriage and Civil Partnership venues and fees

Fees for Birkenhead Town Hall

We can fit 60 guests in the room at Birkenhead Town Hall. Registrars can also attend other venues for ceremonies. Check with each venue for their capacity and opening times.

 Monday to Friday  £240
 Saturday  £285

Statutory ceremonies at Birkenhead Town Hall

These ceremonies will take place on Wednesdays at 9am, 9:30am, 10am and 10:30am subject to availability.

A statutory ceremony is a simple legal ceremony. There is strictly no provision for additional guests, music, or ceremony embellishment.

The ceremony will take place in the Superintendent’s Office, the room capacity only allows for the two people to be married or forming a civil partnership and two witnesses. The witnesses must be over the age of 16 and able to understand English. Register Office staff are unable to act as witnesses.

The Statutory ceremony fee is £57. This includes one marriage certificate, which will be posted out approximately 7 to 10 days following the ceremony.

Notice of marriage must be completed through your local council 3 to 4 months before the marriage date and is in addition to the £57 ceremony fee.

View the notice of marriage information regarding documents that must be produced. The notice fee is £70 per couple. Once notice is given, the date and time of the marriage will be arranged.

If you or your partner do not have the appropriate immigration status the Home Office will automatically be notified, the notice period could be extended to 70 days while they investigate. The notice fee is £94 per couple.

Fees for other approved venues in Wirral

 Monday to Friday  £482
 Saturday  £544
 Sunday and Bank Holidays  £627

Approved venue times are set at 11am, 12:30pm, 2pm and 3:30pm.

We also offer later weddings at 5pm and 6.30pm for approved venues for an additional fee of £100.

Marriage and Civil Partnership venues and fees apply from 1 April 2023.

Other approved venues