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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Lewes 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.

Lewes Register Office is located at Southover Grange.

Ceremonies at Southover Grange 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 Southover Grange 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 Winterbourne Suite (Capacity 15)

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £353
Friday - Sunday £478
Public Holiday £603


The Evelyn Room (Capacity 30)

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £353
Friday - Sunday  £478
Public Holiday £603


The Newton Room (Capacity 60)

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £353
Friday - Sunday £478
Public Holiday £603


The Ainsworth Room (Capacity 60)

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £403
Friday - Sunday £528
Public Holiday £653


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 Years Eve) £150
Ceremonies commencing from 5.01pm until 9.59pm £175
Ceremonies commencing from 10pm until 8.59am £275
Ceremony Preperation 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%

Phone: 0345 60 80 198


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