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 regret that the holding of all ceremonies has now been suspended. We are unable to state when ceremonies will resume.

As a priority, we are contacting couples about their ceremony in priority date order. If you wish to completely cancel your booking with us, we will send a full refund of our fees for the ceremony.

Please do not ring us, please email us on: ceremonies@northyorks.gov.uk. Please put the date of your ceremony in the subject line of your email.

Extra staff are being brought in but there will be delay in responding.


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.