You can book your ceremony/registration as far ahead as you wish but it is not possible to give notice more than 12 months in advance of your chosen date.
A non-refundable/non-transferable booking fee must be paid when you book to secure a date and time.
If you have to postpone or cancel your arrangements please let us know as soon as possible. You will have to pay an amendment fee.
The full amount (after the booking fee) must be paid four weeks before the ceremony
You will be given a date by which notice should be given.
If notice is not given by this date your booking will be cancelled.
If you give notice in Stoke on Trent and are to hold your ceremony outside our district you must allow time to collect the documents from us and take them to the registrar where your ceremony is taking place.
A civil partnership can not take place until 28 clear days after you have given the notice.
Civil partnership ceremonies are available at the register office every Tuesday from 2pm to 4pm (except bank holidays) and this costs £46.
|Bennett Room (holds up to 70 guests plus the couple)||Mitchell Room (holds up to 20 guests plus the couple)|
|Monday to Thursday||£140||£90|
|Sunday and bank holidays||£280||£225|
|Additional fee for special dates or times||£170||£170|
|Additional fee for ceremonies from 6pm onwards||£170||
|Monday to Thursday||£305|
|Sundays and bank holidays||£390|
|Additional fee for special dates or times||£170|
|Housebound notice (plus notice fee of £35 or £47)||£47 per person|
|Detained notice (plus notice fee of £35 or £47)||£68 per person|
|Attendance by a registrar at a housebound ceremony||£81|
|Attendance by a superintendent registrar at a housebound ceremony||£84|
|Attendance by a registrar at a detained ceremony||£88|
|Attendance by superintendent registrar at a detained ceremony||£94|
|Civil partnership at the register office||£30|
|Civil partnership/conversion of civil partnership to marriage stage two ceremony at Hanley Town Hall (Mitchell and Bennett rooms)||£65|
|Civil partnership/conversion of civil partnership to marriage stage two ceremony at an approved premises||£65|