Ceremony at Redbridge Town Hall

Ceremony at Redbridge Register Office

At Redbridge Register Office you can hold your ceremony with two witnesses present. If you would like to celebrate your ceremony with friends and family we offer a range of approved premises.

Notice of marriage/civil partnership at Redbridge Town Hall

When you give notice of marriage/civil partnership, the room where the marriage will take place has to be stated in the notice. You must choose which of the rooms you are going to use before you can give notice. You can contact register.office@redbridge.gov.uk to book a room.

Length of notice of marriage/civil partnership

For most marriages or civil partnerships, you must give at least 28 full days' notice at your local register office. The notice lasts for 12 months.  If you are subject to immigration control, your notice will be automatically referred to the Home Office. They have the right to extend it to 70 days.


The Register Office is only available for marriages and civil partnerships.

The Register Office is for the couple plus their two witnesses only.

The room is a working office environment. It is designed for use if you want a very simple ceremony (NO flowers, personal vows, readings or music), or perhaps if you are also having a main event/religious ceremony at a venue which is not licensed or approved for ceremonies.

If you opt for a marriage, you will be required to exchange statutory vows as part of a brief ceremony.  If you opt for a civil partnership, vows are not required, and you will just be asked to sign the paperwork.  Please note that these are legal stipulations

Availability and cost

Ceremonies are only available on Mondays at 9am for 30 minutes only. The cost is £57, this fee is non-refundable and non - transferable.

The Registrar fee includes one copy of the Marriage or Civil Partnership Certificate which will be posted to you within 7 days after the ceremony.

There is very limited availability for the register office option as they only take place on a Monday at 09:00am. If you would to find out when the next register office timeslot is available, please email us at register.office@redbridge.gov.uk

Notices should be given for: The Register Office, Ilford.

Alternative place for marriages and civil partnerships

Should you wish to have more than two guests and/or tailor your ceremony to your personal wishes, we have a number of approved premises to choose from. 

Notices for intention to marriage/civil partnership

Remember that even for a marriage or civil partnership in the register office, you will be required to complete the legal requirement to give notice of intention


Ambience: This room is tastefully decorated as a ceremony room with dark wood panelling and is a dignified and welcoming room in which to celebrate a ceremony.

Capacity: The couple and up to six guests.

Children (unless under the age of 2) and any photographers/videographers are included in with the guest numbers. 

Costs and availability for ceremonies taking place 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023:

Monday between 10am and 3.30pm 

Fee: £220.80

Friday between 10am and 3.30pm

Fee: £284.80

The fee is required in full at time of booking and is non transferrable and non refundable.

The cost of one certificate is included in the fee and will be posted to the couple within 7 working days.

Duration: 30 minutes

Type of ceremony: A simple ceremony including the option to exchange rings.  Couples can choose to have their own music and there is an opportunity for photographs at the end of the ceremony. 

Library Suite access: The ceremony room is situated on the second floor of the Town Hall and can be accessed by lift. However, in the event the lift is not working, the room can only be accessed by stairs and there is a total of 43 steps from the ground floor to the second floor. 

Notices should be given for: The Library Suite, Town Hall, High Road, Ilford





If you need to cancel a ceremony you must email register.office@redbridge.gov.uk

Ceremony fees will be refunded if you have given at least one months’ notice for the Library Suite

Booking fees are non-refundable


Book the Register Office

Please contact register.office@redbridge.gov.uk to make a booking.

For marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, you can book one of the suites at the time you give your notice. 


Guests with a disabilities or mobility issues

If you or any member of your wedding party or Citizenship Ceremony are disabled or unable to climb the steps at the front of the building, disabled access is available via a ramp at the far end of the front of the Town Hall (located next to HSBC Bank).

You will need to complete a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan form for each person with a disability or mobility issue attending on the day at least 48 hours in advance of the wedding/civil partnership/citizenship ceremony.

There are 25 steps from the ground floor to the first floor where the Council Chambers are located, with 28 external steps from the emergency exit in the Council Chambers. There is a total of 43 steps from the ground floor to the second floor where the Library Suite is situated. There is a lift to all floors within the Town Hall. Disabled toilets are also available within the Town Hall on the Ground and First Floors.

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