Civil weddings and civil partnerships

Civil weddings and civil partnerships

Giving notice and arranging your ceremony 

You can hold a civil ceremony at: 

  • Newham Register Office or The Old Court Room at East Ham Town Hall 
  • A licensed venue in Newham. Please visit our licensed venues in Newham page for more information. 

After you have chosen your venue and discussed possible dates you must both go to the register office to give notice. You can visit our give notice of intention to marry or enter into civil partnership page for more information.

Marriage fees 

As well as the fee to give notice of marriage or civil partnership, you will need to pay a fee for the ceremony. Find out more on our give notice of intention to marry or entre into a civil partnership page.



Available times and fees 

Newham Register Office 


For the couple and two witnesses only 

Monday mornings at 9.15am only - £56.00 


Old Court Room



for up to 50 people in East Ham Town Hall 

 (this capacity can be increased by prior arrangement for weekend ceremonies. Extra fees will be payable and is subject to availability)

Monday to Friday - £213

Saturday before 1.30pm - £341

Saturday after 2pm - £501
Sunday and Bank Holidays - £630



Other approved venues in Newham 





Monday to Friday - £496

Saturday - £571

Sunday and Bank Holiday - £635

*These fees are variable depending on the time you want the ceremony to take place.