Booking a ceremony
  • A to Z
  • Newsroom
  • Contact us
  • Accessibility
  • A- A+

Booking a ceremony

​You can book a ceremony date when you give your notice. Please see our Giving your notice of marriage or civil partnership page for details on how to do this.

If you want to reserve a ceremony slot, you can make a provisional booking in advance on payment of a booking administration fee. For details of Registrar Fees please see our Registrar fees document​ .​​

If you have any questions, you can contact us by email or phone 0113 222 4408.​​

Click to expandAdvanced provisional bookings

You can make a provisional booking up to 3 years in advance on payment of a booking administration fee. If you change the date of your provisional booking you will need to pay a new administration fee. This fee is non-refundable and does not form part of the ceremony or notice fee. If you are booking more than one year in advance we will agree a date with you by when you should give your notice in order to confirm the booking.

If you are booking your ceremony at an approved premises or you need a registrar to register your ceremony at a religious building you must first ensure that the registrar is available before you confirm any other arrangements.

Please ring 0113 222 4408 to make a provisional ceremony booking.

Click to expandPaying for your ceremony

All ceremony fees must be paid in full on the day of your notice of marriage/civil partnership appointment. If you give notice outside of Leeds you must pay your ceremony fee within 14 days of giving notice. We would prefer to receive your payment by phone using a credit or debit card. Please ring 0113 222 4408. If you prefer to pay by cheque please send your cheque along with your ceremony details to:

The Ceremonies Co-ordinator
Leeds Register Office
City Centre One Stop
2 Great George Street
Leeds
LS2 8BA​​

Click to expandCancelling a ceremony

We only accept cancellations from one of the parties. Cancellations can be made by phone, letter or email: register.headoffice@leeds.gov.uk. We will confirm cancellations in writing to both parties.

Ceremonies cancelled within 28 days of the ceremony taking place will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the ceremony fee. All refunds will be made by cheque. No refunds can be made where no notice of cancellation is received up to the time of the ceremony.

Provisional booking administration fees cannot be refunded. ​​​​​​

To view documents in PDF format you will require the free Download Adobe Reader Adobe Acrobat Reader


Did you find the information you were looking for?