Civil weddings and civil partnerships

Civil weddings and civil partnerships

Information to help you plan your civil wedding or partnership. 

Giving notice and arranging your ceremony 

You can hold a civil ceremony at: 

  • The Passmore Edwards Room or The Old Court Room at Newham Register Office 

  • 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 paartnership page.

Venue 

Capacity 

Available times and fees 

 
Newham Register Office 

 

For the couple and two witnesses only) 

At 9.15am only) 

Passmore Edwards Room (for up to 50 people in East Ham Town Hall) 

 

for up to 50 people in East Ham Town Hall) 

 

Monday to Friday - £180 

Saturday before 1.30pm - £278 

Saturday after 2pm - £424 
 
Sunday and Bank Holidays - £530 

 

Old Court Room 

(for up to 120 people in East Ham Town Hall) 

 
Saturday 2pm - £515 

Saturday 5pm - £669 

Sunday and Bank Holidays - £618 to £772 depending on time booked 

 

Other approved venues in Newham 

 

 

Monday to Friday - £417 

Saturday - £474 

Sunday and Bank Holiday - £525 

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