Marriage and Civil Partnership

COVID - 19 Service update -

You are not able to make an appointment to arrange to give notice of your intention to get married or register a civil partnership. We do not know when this service will be resumed. If you have already given notice and have had to postpone your ceremony we are unable at this time to give any advice about the need to give notice again. We will update this page as soon as we have more details. 

Following government advice we will no longer be able to proceed with arranged -

  • marriage
  • civil partnership
  • celebration ceremonies

Couples who have bookings with us that were due to take place in the immediate future will be contacted to discuss the options available to them.  

If you would like to change of date of existing booking, please email:

We are dealing with an unprecedented number of enquiries and so will respond to emails as soon as is practically possible.

Please do not come to the Register Office in person to rearrange a ceremony

Marriage and Civil Partnership

You can get married at any licensed approved or registered building in England and Wales. A ceremony can take place on any day of the week, subject to the venue, availability of a registrar and providing that the legal procedures, referred to as giving notice, have been completed.

You do not have to live in Hull to have a marriage or civil partnership ceremony in Hull.

Your wedding day is a special day and while a civil ceremony has a fairly standard format, there is plenty of scope within it to make it personal. We will be as flexible as we can to ensure your ceremony is how you want it to be and befitting for the occasion.

Hull may not be a rural area with sweeping countryside but there are still many settings in Hull that can help make your ceremony a very special occasion.

Your marriage can take place in our ceremony room at the Guildhall. The Guildhall is a prestigious historic building in the city centre which provides an impressive setting for you to share your special day with family and friends.

Find out more about getting married at the Guildhall

There are many other venues in Hull that are licensed for marriages and civil partnerships. These venues all have their own unique features and offer a range of different packages and experiences to help you create your perfect day. The venues licensed also make an ideal setting for a renewal of vows or baby naming ceremony.

Find out more about venues in Hull licensed for marriage and civil partnerships

We also appreciate that you may wish to have a ceremony at alternative place of your choice such as your home or garden or somewhere else that has some special significance to you, with this is mind we have a further option known as a Freedom Ceremony, in which we will combine a ceremony that covers the legalities, along with a bespoke ceremony at the chosen location.

Find out more about Freedom Ceremonies

Wherever you choose to get married in Hull the registrars will work with you to make your day really special.  Once you have decided where and when you want your ceremony you are advised to contact us as soon as possible. A booking fee of £45 is applicable to all bookings, this charge is made to secure the date and time of your ceremony.  This is not an additional charge this amount will be deducted from the balance of the ceremony fee applicable.  All booking fees paid are not refundable and not transferable unless notice of marriage has been given. The cost of a ceremony will vary depending on the day of the week, time of ceremony and then venue that you have chosen.

Find out more our fees for marriages and civil partnerships