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Ceremonies in East Sussex

Licensed Venue 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 the attendance of a Celebrant and Registrar, 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.

View the full list of Licensed Venues.

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).

Bookings can be made up to 3 years in advance. 

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

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 2022:

9am - 5pm  
Monday - Thursday £573
Friday - Sunday £623
Public Holiday £673

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* £12

*Price includes VAT charged at 20%

Contact us

Phone: 0345 60 80 198


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