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The Register Office is located within the City’s attractive Town Hall, in the Town Hall Square.


Civil Weddings and Partnership Ceremonies are held at The Leicester Register Office on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and on Saturdays.


Ceremonies held at other approved premises within the City of Leicester can be held on any day of the week.


Our experienced team can guide couples through the whole wedding process and help you to make your ceremony special.




From 1 January 2015 we are changing the way that the marriage rooms at the Town Hall, Leicester are booked for ceremonies.

The Oak Room (which has a capacity of 80 guests) and the Fountain Room (which has a capacity of 40 guests) will be bookable to include a hire charge for the room. The cost will be for a ½ hour slot. An additional ½ hour slot can be booked by paying for the additional ½ hour. The charges are as follows:

Oak Room

Monday – Friday              £120

Saturday                         £150


Fountain Room

Monday – Friday              £80

Saturday                         £100


Please note this does not include the cost of any marriage certificates.


For legal reasons you will not be able to give notice of intention to marry in the Oak Room or the Fountain Room before 1 January 2015. You will be able to reserve the room of your choice with the Ceremonies Team on payment of the fee. The team will also advise you on the options available for you to enhance your ceremony. Further information on booking the Oak & Fountain Rooms will be provided by the Ceremonies Team at the time of making your booking.



The Laurel Room (which has a capacity of 6 guests) is not subject to the above changes. The fee for getting married in the Laurel Room is the national one for a register office marriage plus the cost of any certificates. From 1 January 2015 it will only be possible to have a standard ceremony in the Laurel Room.


These changes have been introduced to enable us to provide the types of service that couples now expect for their wedding.


Kevin Lewis

Head of Registration & Coronial Services




Around 1,000 marriage ceremonies take place within the register office building every year.

As part of the legal preliminaries to their wedding the citizens of the City of Leicester who wish to marry anywhere other than the Church of England must give a legal notice of their intention to marry. In the course of a year more than 2,000 notices are entered in the records of this office.


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Contact us


For all enquiries relating to the availability of dates and times, venues, fees and documents that may be required at an appointment, please telephone our Ceremonies Enquiries Team who will be pleased to assist you on 0116 454 1000

General enquiries: call:          0116 454 1000

Fax number (for marriages): 0116 2914676
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Town Hall
Town Hall Square