Updated 21 September 2021

If your marriage is due to take place in a licensed venue in the Royal Borough of Greenwich, please email  Registrar@royalgreenwich.gov.uk including the following:

  • Full contact details including email and telephone number
  • date
  • time
  • location of your wedding
  • Whether you have given Notice already, and if so the date

Upon receipt of your email we will send a Terms and Conditions form, Notice information and prices. If you wish to proceed please return the signed form for your request to be considered.

We will try to accommodate the time and date of your wedding but until the signed Terms and Conditions are received and payment has been made this is cannot be guaranteed. 

Due to the volumes of emails and enquires please do not send multiple emails regarding the same booking as we will respond in order of the date of the ceremony, and at the latest within 1 month of receiving your email. 

Should your ceremony be within 6 weeks we will prioritise your request and if you have not had a reply within 7 working days please email or call.

Greenwich Register Office is likely to be booked 6 months in advance. Please note the Register Office can only accommodate the couple and 2 witnesses only. We have more availability in our Edwardian Room.

Due to the high level of requests we are dealing with dates will be discussed when we call to book and take payment. We will not be able to answer regular calls and emails to check dates are available as they might not be available by the time your booking takes place.

Before you can enter a civil partnership/marry you must give Notice of your Intention at your local Register Office; we are currently offering Notice appointments to couples with ceremonies planned within 3 months of a Notice appointment.

Wedding and civil partnership ceremony guest numbers

Due to Health and Safety guidance in place in all council buildings face masks must be worn by everyone using the Town Hall, including ceremony guests and couples marrying or entering a civil partnership.

Guest Numbers for ceremonies taking place in the Town Hall are set out below and will be in place until further notice:

Greenwich Register Office – strictly the couple and two witnesses

The Edwardian Room – the couple + 24 guests, inclusive of witnesses, bridesmaids, children and photographer

The Victoria Hall – the couple + 90 guests inclusive of witnesses, bridesmaids, children and photographer

There are two types of marriage ceremonies:

  • civil marriages – take place at a number of venues licensed to hold civil ceremonies
  • religious marriages – take place in any religious building that's registered for marriage.

Before booking your marriage date, make sure you have enough time to give notice of your intention to marry if required. There must be a minimum of 28 / 70 days (dependent on immigration status) between giving Notice and date of marriage / civil partnership.

If you want to get married abroad, read the guidance on getting married abroad (Gov.UK).

If you're already married and want to get remarried, you should contact the Register Office.

Request a Registrar for a marriage or civil partnership ceremony

Civil partnerships

You do not need to have a ceremony for a civil partnership, you can choose to sign the Civil Partnership Schedule in front of two qualified witnesses by booking a statutory ceremony appointment (subject to availability).

If you wish to have a full ceremony, you will need to book a venue and registrars ahead of booking an appointment to give your legal notice of intention.

If you wish to have a civil partnership ceremony in The Edwardian Room or any of the approved venues in the Royal Borough of Greenwich visit our Register office charges page.

Arrange a civil ceremony

COVID-19 Government and local restrictions in place at the time of your ceremony may affect guest numbers and how your ceremony is conducted

You can arrange a civil wedding at the Royal Borough of Greenwich register office or at an approved venue of your choice. You need to give notice of your intention to marry for all civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.

If you are planning to marry/enter a civil partnership at Woolwich town hall, you have three options

  • The fee includes the attendance of the Registrars, your ceremony and one certificate.
  • The Register Office is available only on Tuesdays.
  • The Register Office is strictly the couple and two witnesses only.
  • The Register Office is usually fully booked about six months in advance.

  • You may have up to 10 guests under current COVID-19 restrictions.  

  • Available on Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays when there are no other events booked within the town hall.
  • It is not available on the fourth Saturday of any month.
  • The fee includes the attendance of the Registrars, your ceremony and one certificate.
  • Ceremonies start at 10.30am or 2.30pm.
  • Under current COVID-19 restrictions, maximum capacity is 15 guests.
  • On the day of your ceremony you will have exclusive use of the Victoria Hall for two hours.

If you would like to book a ceremony in any of the venues in the town hall or check availability please call 0208 921 5015 / 5016 to raise a call-back from a Registrar who will contact you to make the booking.

Please note:

  • We cannot book your marriage/civil partnership until you have received clearance of your divorce/dissolution documents as part of the Notice process (if applicable).
  • If you are subject to immigration control we cannot book your marriage/civil partnership until you have received clearance from the Home Office as part of the Notice process (if applicable).

View a list of approved licensed venues in Royal Greenwich

Arrange a Church of England wedding

If you want to get married in a Church of England or Church of Wales church, contact the vicar of the church in which you want to have your service.

If you're subject to immigration control and you want to marry in a Church of England or a Church of Wales church you will need to give notice of your intention to marry.

Arrange a religious wedding (non-Church of England)

If you want a religious wedding in a place of worship that isn't at a Church of England or Church of Wales church, you will need to give notice of your intention to marry.

You should contact your chosen place of worship direct to book your wedding.

You may need the superintendent registrar to attend your wedding – the superintendent registrar or your place of worship will tell you this.

Our register office will send you confirmation of your booking.