Civil partnerships

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. 

Ceremony fees for Hanley Town Hall
   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
 Friday  £170  £100
 Saturday  £195  £115
 Sunday and bank holidays   £280  £225
 Additional fee for special dates or times  £170  £170
 Additional fee for ceremonies from 6pm onwards  £170

 £170

 

Cost of registrar to conduct ceremonies at an approved premises (balance payable four weeks in advance)
 Monday to Thursday  £305
 Friday  £320
 Saturday  £330
 Sundays and bank holidays  £390
 Additional fee for special dates or times  £170
 
Housebound and detained civil partnership ceremonies
 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 
 
Booking fees
 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
 Amendment fee  £25