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Marriage

Marriages and civil partnerships

Weddings and civil partnerships at the Register Office

We'd love to help make your special day as perfect as it can be. Middlesbrough Register Office, inside the beautiful Town Hall, has two stunning ceremony rooms where you can have your wedding or civil partnership.

The Victoria Room holds up to 20 guests, and the Erimus Room holds up to 70 guests.

Erimus Room

Victoria Room

The maximum numbers of guests stated above is in addition to the couple entering into the marriage or civil partnership. Two guests must be your witnesses, and they must be at least 18 years old.

Fees

The Register Office fee list shows the cost of holding your ceremony at Middlesbrough Register Office or an approved venue. The ceremony charges include the cost of one marriage certificate and souvenir wallet. Fees need to be paid before the date of the ceremony. Please note that all ceremony bookings are subject to a non-refundable booking fee of £30. The advanced fee policy sets out the policy on refunds.

Bookings

To enable you to make all your arrangements in good time we offer a provisional booking system which allows you to book your marriage or civil partnership ceremony at the Town Hall up to two years in advance. Please contact the Register Office on 01642 729004 to make a provisional booking.

For more information about holding your wedding or civil partnership at Middlesbrough Register Office, please call 01642 729004 or email register@middlesbrough.gov.uk.

Terms and conditions

Our terms and conditions document covers all conditions of booking and holding your marriage or civil partnership at Middlesbrough Register Office. This includes, but isn't limited to, the conditions of your booking, fees and payments, cancellations and refunds, legal matters relating to marriages and civil partnerships, and rules for ceremonies. Please make sure you've read the document and are aware of all the terms and requirements.

 

Weddings and civil partnerships at the Town Hall

Did you know that you can marry in other rooms in the Town Hall too?

Council Chamber

One of the finest features of the Chamber is the seating accommodation, usually reserved for Councillors, which is made of dark oak. The general public are normally seated on divan seats around the room.

Above the Chair's chair and Alderman benches is a battle torn flag, which was presented by the 9th Battalion, Yorkshire Regiment. It hangs in a place of honour to remember the courage of the Middlesbrough volunteers who fought during the battle of the First World War. The flag cannot be restored and must be left to slowly deteriorate, as requested by the Yorkshire Regiment.

You could marry in this room amidst the splendour of such a historic location. Please ask for details.

Council suite

The council suite was completely refurbished in 2001, the first time in more than 40 years. Decorated throughout with modern but elegant furniture, it combines a working office with a corporate hospitality function on behalf of the council and the people of Middlesbrough.

The council suite is normally used to hold meetings with local residents, business people, dignitaries from other areas and other countries, and for the hosting of royal visits.

You could decide to marry in the room set aside for royalty! Please ask for details.

Weddings and civil partnerships at approved venues

There are a range of venues in Middlesbrough which are approved to hold marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

Approved venues give you the convenience of having your ceremony and wedding breakfast in the same place. They also offer a wider range of times, as ceremonies can be conducted outside of normal working days, including Sundays and Bank Holidays (except Christmas Day, Boxing Day, and New Year's Day).

Find out more about getting married at an approved venue.