Civil weddings and civil partnerships

Where to hold your ceremony

Newham Register Office 

At Newham Register Office we have two rooms you can choose to marry in depending on your requirements for your ceremony.  

You can hold your ceremony in our register office room with just your two witnesses present. You will need to give your notice to marry at Newham Register Office to have this room.  However, this room is only available on a Monday morning at 9.15 am and due to the limited availability of this option it is usually fully booked for six months or so ahead.  

If you would like to celebrate your ceremony with family and friends,  we also offer use of The Old Court Room at East Ham Town Hall which can accommodate up to 50 people for a weekday ceremony but can accommodate up to 100 people at weekend ceremonies by prior arrangement.

You will need to give your notices to marry at East Ham Town Hall to use this room for your ceremony.  This room is more readily available with ceremonies held throughout the week. 

Please note that once you have given your notices to marry you are not able to swap to the other rooms so it is important that you choose the right venue option to meet your needs. This should be discussed with the Registrar at your notice appointment.  

Other venues 

Newham also has a range of other venues that are licensed to hold civil ceremonies.
Many are large enough for receptions, so you can celebrate in one location.