Terms and conditions

Administrative charge

Once an appointment has been made and confirmed, there will a charge to make any further changes. This relates to the following types of appointments:

  • notice of marriage
  • civil partnership notice
  • marriages
  • ceremonies
  • re-registration of birth
  • civil partnership conversion ceremonies
  • individual citizenship ceremonies
  • renewal of vows
  • naming ceremonies
  • Nationality Checking Service

Booking deposit fees (ceremonies)

A non-refundable and non-transferable booking deposit is payable at the time of booking.

The remaining balance is payable at the time of giving notice of marriage or no later than a week after giving notice should the notice be given at another Register Office.

Nationality Checking Service

A non-refundable fee paid at the time of booking. The appointment can be re-arranged once but we will need at least two working days' notice before the appointment date. Any subsequent changes (48-hour notice applies) will attract the administrative charge.

Cancellation of ceremony bookings by the registration service

Your ceremony may be cancelled by the Reading Registration Service if:

  • the total fees have not been paid
  • legal preliminaries have not or cannot be completed

Cancellation of bookings by the customer

In the event that you need to cancel a ceremony you will be required to notify us in writing.

If you have already paid the balance in full:

  • More than eight weeks before the ceremony date, you will receive a full refund of the ceremony fee (excluding the non-refundable booking fee).
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  • Between four and eight weeks before the ceremony date, you will receive 50% refund of the ceremony fee (excluding the non-refundable booking fee).
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  • Less than four weeks before the ceremony date or failure to cancel, there will be no refund.
     
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