Ceremony at the 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 the use of the Library Suite which can accommodate up to 40 people and The Council Chamber which can accommodate up to 70 People.

Notice of marriage at Redbridge Town Hall

When you give notice of marriage, 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

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 civil ceremonies.

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, or perhaps if you are also having a main event/religious ceremony at a venue which is not licensed or approved for ceremonies.

Availability and cost

Ceremonies are only available on Mondays at 10:30am and 11am for 30 minutes only. The cost is £50.

The Registrar fee for ceremonies taking place in the Register office are payable on the day. The fee for marriages and civil partnerships includes one copy of the Marriage or Civil Parnership Certificate which will be issued to you after the ceremony.

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

 

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

Capacity: Up to 40 people including the couple

Availability:

  • on weekdays between 10am and 11:30am and 2pm and 3:30pm
  • on Saturdays (October - March) between 10:15am and 11:45am only
  • on Saturdays (April - September) 10:15am and 11:45am and 1:45pm and 3:15pm

Type of ceremony: choice of wording for the ceremony and the exchange of promises and rings are provided. The couple can choose to arrive together or separately. There is a full opportunity for photographs at the end of the ceremony. Music and readings may also be included. The couple may choose to have their own music (either recorded or live) or to use that provided.

Costs* (for ceremonies taking place from 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019):

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - £140
  • Friday - £195
  • Saturday -  £270

These costs include one marriage certificate which will be handed to the couple at the end of the ceremony.

*In addition, there is a further charge of £30 which will be levied at the time a booking is made. This is a booking fee which guarantees the couple a particular diary slot and is not a deposit to be set against the cost of the marriage. It is non-refundable if the couple decides not to go ahead with the marriage or change the date, in which case a further £30 booking fee will be payable.

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

To arrange a viewing of this room please email register.office@redbridge.gov.uk

The Library Suite set up for a ceremony

 

Ambience: The Council Chamber is set in the heart of a beautiful grade 2 listed building in the centre of Ilford. This is an exceptional space with marble fluted ionic columns with bronze gilded caps and bases dividing the interior walls into bays. The walls are covered in three quarter height panels of Indian Laurelwood. The parquet floor is designed with a sunburst emblem to reflect the ceiling emblem. The tall panelled timber screen hides the main entry doors, framing the mayoral dais, and is topped by the Ilford Borough arms. Most of the chairs within The Council Chamber are original high backed Oak, with brown leather upholstery and carved triangular tops. Other chairs are similar but with curved pediment tops. 

Capacity: Up to 70 people including the couple.

Availability: 

  • on weekdays between 10am and 11:30am and 2pm and 3:30pm 
  • on Saturdays (October - March) between 10:15am and 11:45am only
  • on Saturdays (April - September) between 10:15am and 11:45am and 1:45pm and 3:15pm

Type of ceremony: A choice of wording for the ceremony and the exchange of promises and rings provided. The couple can choose to arrive together or separately. There is a full opportunity for photographs at the end of the ceremony. Music and readings may also be included. The couple may choose to have their own music (either recorded or live) or to use that provided.

Cost* (for ceremonies taking place from 1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019): 

  • Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday - £170
  • Friday - £225
  • Saturday - £300 

These costs include one marriage certificate which will be handed to the couple at the end of the ceremony. 

*In addition, there is a further charge of £30 which will be levied at the time a booking is made. This is a booking fee which guarantees the couple a particular diary slot and is not a deposit to be set against the cost of the marriage. It is non-refundable if the couple decides not to go ahead with the marriage or change the date, in which case a further £30 booking fee will be payable. 

Notices should be given for: The Council Chamber, Town Hall, High Road, Ilford

To arrange a viewing of this room please email register.office@redbridge.gov.uk 

 

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. 

 

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 download and complete a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan(PEEPs)(PDF 320KB) for each disabled person or those with mobility issues attending on the day and return the form to register.office@redbridge.gov.uk  48 hours in advance of the wedding.

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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