A civil marriage is a secular (non-religious) ceremony that is conducted and registered by a registrar. No religious content is permitted in the ceremony, but secular readings, music and other personal touches can be added which will ensure that the ceremony is unique to the couple.
Where can I get married?
You are able to get married in buildings that have been officially registered for marriages.
- The Register Office, in Hammersmith Town Hall
- Hammersmith Town Hall - The Rose Room, The Riverside Room, The Mayor's Parlour, The Council Chamber, The Marble Gallery
- Fulham library
- Approved venues in Hammersmith & Fulham
- Places of religious worship in the district where one of you lives
- Places of religious worship outside the district in which you live, but which one of you uses as your usual place of worship.
Booking a ceremony at Hammersmith Town Hall or at an approved venue in Hammersmith
It is often the case that weddings get planned up to two years in advance and so it is important that before you plan or book any suppliers that you check the availability of the registrars.
A ceremony can be provisionally booked and a non-refundable deposit of £100 is required. The deposit will be deducted from the final balance which is owed. In order for you to be married a notice of marriage will need to be given up to a year in advance.
The notice waiting period is either 28 days or 70 days and so it is important that notice is given as soon as possible after a provisional booking is made. This will ensure that your provisional booking becomes a confirmed.
If you are booking a ceremony more than a year in advance then please give your notice of marriage early on within the 12 months before your ceremony date.
If you choose an approved venue you will also need to make a booking at the venue.
Marriage certificates cost £11 each. This is in addition to the ceremony fee.
|Venue||Monday to Thursday||Friday||Saturday||Sunday and bank holidays|
|Register Office (capacity for 4 people)||£46||£46||£46||Not available|
|Rose Room (capacity for 14 people)||£128||£207||Not available||Not available|
|Riverside Room (capacity for 40 people)||£152||£228||£228||Not available|
|Mayor's Parlour (capacity for 30 people)||£272||£327||£380||Not available|
|Council Chamber (capacity for 150 people)||£380||£491||£491||Not available|
|Marble Gallery (capacity for 150 people)||£672||£672||£672||Not available|
|External approved venues (day time)||£380||£491||£491||£601|
|External approved venues (after 6pm)||£655||£708||£762||£875|