Weddings and other Ceremonies

Bride and Groom cutting cake

Whether you are looking to get married, have a civil partnership or hold a naming ceremony for a child, the Registration Service can help you arrange the type of ceremony you are looking for.

We offer the following types of ceremonies:

  • Marriage 
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Citizenship Ceremonies
  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Commitment Ceremonies

The Register Office can be found at Hanley Town Hall which is located in the Cultural Quarter in Hanley City Centre.

The town hall is a listed building and a classic example of Victorian architecture.

There are two ceremony rooms available at Hanley Town hall. Both rooms were fully refurbished in 2012 and offer traditional and elegant surroundings for all ceremonies.The Bennett Room is the larger of the 2 rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 70 guests, including babies, children, witnesses and interpreters.The smaller Mitchell Room can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests, including babies, children, witnesses and interpreters. The Registrar’s office is also available for small intimate ceremonies and can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests (acting as witnesses), no babies or children allowed.  The Register office is available Tuesday afternoons only.

Since the Protection of Freedoms Act came into force on the 1st October 2012 we now offer ceremonies between 8am and 8pm every day excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday. If you require a ceremony outside of these hours your request will be considered.

A deathbed marriage or a deathbed civil partnership requires an emergency response as a special type of licence, i.e. Registrar General's Licence (RG Licence) is required. Please call 01782 235260 during office hours, Out of Office hours call Stoke-on-Call on 01782 234234 or the General Register Office on 0151 471 4237.

Please click on the link to the left of this page to view our ceremony brochure for more details on the types of ceremonies available in Stoke-on-Trent and how to book.

Contact us

Registration Service
Register Office
Hanley Town Hall
Albion Street
Stoke on Trent

Tel: 01782 235260
Out of Office hours call Stoke-on-Call on 01782 234234
Fax: 01782 235258

Opening hours

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Wednesday 8.30am to 6.30pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm
Saturday 9am to 12pm - (by appointment only)

Appointments will be required for all Registrations