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Marriage ceremonies at the Manchester Register Office

See our Covid-19 Information and updates for details of the changes to how this service operates during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Before you can get married you must give a notice of marriage.

Ceremonies at the Manchester Register Office are held in the Pankhurst Suite, in Heron House.

There is a large ceremony room at the Pankhurst Suite (up to 70 guests), a large waiting area for guests and a small private waiting room for the use of the couple.

Two witnesses are required. They can be anybody, including family members, but must both be over the age of 16, speak English and understand what is taking place.

For a basic ceremony, with just two witnesses and no guests, there are some times during the week when the Pankhurst Suite can be booked at a lower fee, but availability is limited (see Standard Ceremony fees information).

The Pankhurst Suite is very popular as a marriage venue, particularly in the summer, so we allow you to provisionally book your ceremony here up to 24 months in advance. This will allow you to make your other arrangements knowing that the time and venue for your ceremony has been fixed.

To book your ceremony in the Pankhurst Suite, please contact us by email to registeroffice@manchester.gov.uk including the details of your enquiry, and your daytime telephone number in case we need to phone you back.

You will need to pay a non-refundable deposit of £40 when you book.

New legislation in England and Wales will see changes to the registration of a marriage in a civil building after 3 May 2021

More information about the ceremony and the fees.

 

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