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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Licensed Venues

The fees listed below are for the attendance of our registrars to conduct and register your marriage or civil partnership ceremony.

The fees for the use of your venue are set by the proprietors of the venue in question and must be paid separately, in addition to the fees below, directly to them. You can find a full list of venues on our Find your perfect venue page.

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

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

Registrars' fees

Registrars’ attendance fee for a Marriage or Civil Partnership at an approved venue in East Sussex for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies booked before 31st March 2019:


Commencing on or after 9am

and before 5pm






Public Holiday


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)


Ceremonies commencing between 6pm-10pm


Ceremonies commencing between 10pm-8am


Optional Ceremony Preparation meeting – Monday-Friday 


Ceremony Amendment Fee


Non-Statutory Commemorative Certificate*


Silver-Plated Certificate Case*


Registrar’s Fountain pen*



*Price includes VAT charged at 20%

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