Once you have chosen your venue and discussed your ceremony time and date with them you should ensure a Registrar is available before booking your venue.

Coronavirus (Covid-19) update

During the Government Covid roadmap, there are changes on how ceremonies may take place. At this time we are prioritising those couples who need to postpone their ceremony due to current restrictions. We are only accepting new bookings for ceremony dates after 28 May 2021.

If you wish to contact us please email ceremonies@northyorks.gov.uk and include your venue, date of ceremony and booking reference in the subject line. We will respond to your email as soon as possible, but please be advised that we are very busy at this time.

Changes to marriage registration from 4 May 2021

New marriage legislation means that the way a marriage is registered in England and Wales will change from 4 May 2021. You will no longer sign a marriage register or be given a marriage certificate during the ceremony, instead you will sign a Marriage Schedule. 

Find out more about the changes to marriage registration.


To book your register call our customer services team on 01609 780780.

Once your ceremony is booked, you will need to give Notice of Marriage/Civil Partnership - known as ‘Giving Notice’. You will need to make an appointment with the register office where you live (and pay council tax), and bring specific documents.

Please read the information on the check list carefully so that you have all the correct documents to complete your legal preliminaries. The check list provides a guide to ensure you have everything you need for your appointment. If you do not bring the right documents we will not be able to complete your notices.

You will need to pay a deposit to secure the booking. View current registration fees.