Arranging a civil marriage or civil partnership ceremony
Civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies can take place in registration offices or one of the other approved venues across Dumfries and Galloway.
There are a number of registration offices across the region where you can organise a civil ceremony. Our registrars can check availability and arrange the relevant paperwork for your marriage or civil partnership.
Our registrars can also conduct civil ceremonies at authorised venues in Dumfries and Galloway. You should contact the venues to discuss availability and costs but you'll also need to contact a registration office to complete the required documents.
You can contact the Registration Development Team on 030 33 33 3004 if you'd like to become an authorised venue or if you would like to have your ceremony at a venue which isn't already authorised. The process can take at least 6 weeks.
Registration Development Team
Tel: 030 33 33 3004
The amount you pay depends on how you'd like to get married. Marriage fees must be paid when you submit your documents.
Notice fee - £30 per person (non-refundable)
Civil marriage solemnisation or civil partnership registration - £55
Marriage or civil partnership certificate - £10
Enhanced fees - additional fees charged by Dumfries & Galloway Council
Advance booking for registration office ceremony - £101 (non-refundable)
Registration office ceremony with more than 8 guests - £106
Registrar's attendance at authorised venue ceremony - £230 (non-refundable)
Registration on a Saturday - £130
Registration on a Sunday or public holiday - £196
Postage fee - £7
How to Pay
There are a number of ways to pay for your marriage or civil partnership fees.
- Send cheque (payable to Dumfries and Galloway Council) when you submit your application
- Supply a daytime telephone number and email address where we can contact you for payment. Payment can then be made by debit or credit card
- Telephone the Registration Service on 030 33 33 3004 (choose option 2 to register a birth, death or marriage) to pay by debit or credit card. Please allow time for us to receive your application before contacting us to pay.
- Find out more about arranging a civil ceremony
Payment should be made within 5 days of submitting your marriage or civil partnership application. Do not sent card details with your application. Failure to do so will result in your application being rejected and returned.