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

We are accepting new bookings for ceremony dates. However, please be aware that due to demand dates this year may have limited availability. We will ensure that as part of the booking you are given enough time to give Notice to Marry.

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.

See further information about the changes to ceremonies during Covid-19.

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 registrar contact us at ceremonies@northyorks.gov.uk.

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.