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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Hastings Register Office Fees

Step 4 – from 19 July 2021:

  • Safety, and maintaining the level of public services we can offer are our priorities.
  • Registrars will wear a face covering.
  • We’re requiring all visitors to East Sussex County Council buildings, including our Register Offices, to continue to wear a face covering in public areas and ceremony rooms (unless exempt).
  • We urge all people attending wedding ceremonies at which we officiate, in any venue, to continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

For the latest information about ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic see our Covid Update Page


Fees include hire of the ceremony room, attendance of the Registrars, two statutory certificates and one commemorative certificate.

Hastings Register Office is located at Hastings Town Hall.

Ceremonies at Hastings Town Hall are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (subject to availability).

Ceremony bookings can be made up to 3 years in advance. 

Ceremony fees are payable in full at the time of booking. 

To book a ceremony at Hastings Town Hall call us on 0345 60 80 198 

Ceremony rooms

Your chosen ceremony room may no longer be able to safely accommodate the original capacity. Anyone whose ceremony affected by the temporary capacity restriction will be notified by email with further information and alternative options. For further information on current room capacities see the Register Office Room Capacities page.

Fees for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies booked before 31st March 2022:

The Mayor's Parlour (Capacity 15)

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £223
Friday - Sunday £348
Public Holiday  £473


The Rossetti Room (Capacity 30)

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £223
Friday - Sunday  £348
Public Holiday £473


The Council Chamber (Capacity 60)

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday  £308
Friday - Sunday £433
Public Holiday  £558

Ceremony Surcharges

The following charges apply in addition to those stated above:

Peak demand days (New Year's Day, Saturdays and Sundays of all Bank Holiday weekends, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day & New Year's Eve) £150
Ceremonies commencing from 5.01pm until 9.59pm £175
Ceremonies commencing from 10pm until 8.59am £275
Ceremony Preparation Meeting (Optional) £65
Commemorative certificate* £6
Silver-Plated certificate case* £25
Registrar's Fountain pen with presentation box* £12

*Price includes VAT charged at 20%

Contact us

Phone: 0345 60 80 198


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