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Licensed Venue Fees

The following fees include the attendance of a Celebrant and Registrar to conduct and legally register your marriage or civil partnership ceremony, two statutory certificates and one commemorative certificate.

The fees for the use of your venue are set by the proprietors of that venue and must be paid directly to them.

You can find a full list of licensed venues here.

Please ensure that you have reserved your booking with your chosen venue before booking your registrars.

We can provide Celebrants and Registrars 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year (subject to availability), and bookings can be made up to 3 years in advance. 

Ceremony fees must be paid in full at the time of booking and include a £100 non-refundable booking fee. 

To book your Registrars call us on 0345 60 80 198.

Registrars' fees

Fees for the Registrars’ attendance at a licensed venue in East Sussex for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies booked before 31st March 2020:

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £553
Friday - Sunday £603
Public Holiday £653

Ceremony surcharges

The following charges apply in addition to those stated above:

Peak demand days (New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Saturdays and Sundays of all Bank Holiday weekends, Christmas Eve, Boxing Day & New Year's Eve) £100
Ceremonies commencing between 5.01pm and 9.59pm £150
Ceremonies Commencing between 10pm and 8.59am £250
Ceremony Preparation meeting (Optional) £60
Ceremony amendment fee £50
Commemorative certificate* £6
Silver-Plated certificate case* £20
Registrar's fountain pen* £10


*Price includes VAT charged at 20%

Contact us

Phone: 0345 60 80 198

Email: ceremonieshub@eastsussex.gov.uk

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