Weddings

Monday, 27 August 2018
Reference
2018060727000214
Category
Request Date
Thursday, June 7, 2018
Response Date
Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Question

Please give the fee charged for getting married at a registration office in your area (including cost of registrar) in the following years:
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
 
Please advise the cost you charge for ceremonies (registrar fee, certificates etc) at an approved venue, during the day on a Saturday,
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
 
If different, please advise the cost of ceremonies at an approved venue at another time of day / different day of the week during the following years:
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018
 
Please give details of any other fees charged during the following years:
 
2014
2015
2016
2017
2018

Answer

“Please give the fee charged for getting married at a registration office in your area (including cost of registrar) in the following years:
 2014 - £155.00 (office hours Monday – Friday) and £275.00 (outwith office hours Monday – Friday and at any time on a Saturday). Includes statutory fees and cost of one Marriage Extract (as certificates are called in Scotland).
2015 – As above
2016 – As above
2017 – As above
2018 – As above
 
"Please advise the cost you charge for ceremonies (registrar fee, certificates etc) at an approved venue, during the day on a Saturday, "
Note: The Marriage and Civil Partnership (Scotland) Bill 2014 removed requirement for ‘approved’ places. See: “Section 19/101. This section makes amendments, principally to section 18 of the 1977 Act, so that civil marriage ceremonies can take place anywhere, other than in religious premises, agreed by the couple and the registrar, rather than at approved places (places approved by the local authority).”

2014 - £293.50 for a civil marriage at a place (outwith the registration office) agreed between the couple and the local registration authority on a Saturday. Includes statutory fees and cost of one Marriage Extract.
2015 – As above
2016 – As above
2017 – As above
2018 – As above
 
"If different, please advise the cost of ceremonies at an approved venue at another time of day / different day of the week during the following years:" 
2014 - £213.50 for a civil marriage at a place agreed between the couple and the local registration authority (outwith the registration office) during office hours Monday – Friday. Includes statutory fees and cost of one Marriage Extract.
2015 – As above
2016 – As above
2017 – As above
2018 – As above
 
"Please give details of any other fees charged during the following years:"
2014 – For a civil marriage outwith the registration office where costs of travel from, and returning to, the office are incurred by the registrar: mileage at 0.45p per mile by vehicle, plus the full cost of any ferry, boat or air fares.
2015 – As above
2016 – As above
2017 – As above
2018 – As above”