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Marriages and Civil Partnerships


Tameside Register Office marriage/civil partnership


The capacity of the room is 15 in total  both parties who are to marry/form a civil partnership,  two witnesses , 10 seated guests and photographer.  (staff not included) – if you are not having a photographer an additional guest may be invited. 
The fee for the ceremony is £57 which includes the cost of the marriage/civil partnership certificate.
The marriage and civil partnership room for Tameside Register Office is located at the Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield.

For enquiries regarding available dates please call 0161 342 5032. 

You are required by law to give notice of marriage at 28 days before your  ceremony can take place at the Register office in the district in which you reside
(see Statutory Notice of Marriage/Notice of Civil Partnership below)
 
Dukinfield Town Hall Dukinfield Town Hall Interior Dukinfield Town Hall Register Office    
 


Tameside Approved Premises
 

Since 1 April 1995, the Marriage Act 1994 has allowed suitable privately owned premises to be licensed for marriage ceremonies, offering a vast choice of type, location and cost. You may marry at any approved premises in England or Wales.
 
View the current list of Approved Premises in Tameside.

 
For premises outside Tameside contact the Superintendent Registrar at the Register Office covering the district of the building(s).
 
To book a marriage at an Approved Premises, contact the proprietor of the building. You will also need to book a Registrar to conduct the ceremony. Fees for the attendance of the Superintendent Registrar and Registrar of Marriages are detailed on the Guidance to Applicants for Approval of Premises as Venues for Civil Marriages. The current fee is £332.36   for the Registrar to attend an Approved Premise. Upon booking a fee of £100 non refundable deposit is payable. (0.09MB)
 

Church of England or Church in Wales

If you wish to be married in either of the above you or your partner would generally have to live within the parish of the church, or be a regular worshipper. If the minister is able to marry you, he/she will arrange for the Banns to be called or for a Common Licence to be issued. The marriage will also be registered by the minister, and there is generally no need to involve the local Superintendent Registrar. If the Register Office needs to be contacted, the vicar will advise you.
You can search for Religious Buildings in Tameside using the Local Groups and Organisations Database.


Other Places of Religious Worship

The church or religious building in question must normally be located within the registration district where you or your partner live, or, if outside the district, be a place of regular worship for either or both of you. The service will be conducted by the Minister of the venue, but occasionally a Registrar is required to register the marriage.

To book a marriage at any of the above venues, contact the Minister of the Church, and the local Superintendent Registrar, where necessary.

The above information is a general guide only. For marriages outside England or Wales, or marriages of people with special needs or requirements, contact the Superintendent Registrar for advice.
 

Statutory Notice of Marriage/Notice of Civil Partnership

You are required by law to give notice of marriage. You must attend the Register office in the district in which you reside in order to give notice.  Please note a marriage notice is only valid for 12 months. The notice is only valid for the venue where the ceremony is to take place.  After giving notice if you change venue you will be required to give another notice.
When you attend to make the formal arrangements, you will need to produce certain documents to confirm your name, age, marital status and nationality. Please note a marriage notice is only valid for 12 months. The notice is only valid for the venue where the ceremony is to take place.  After giving notice if you change venue you will be required to give another notice.
When you attend to make the formal arrangements, you will need to produce certain documents to confirm your name, age, marital status and nationality.

You are required to give notice of marriage/civil partnership in the district in which you live.  If you live in Tameside please call 0161 342 5032 and we can make the appointment.
 
Mandatory documents:
 -    A current valid passport.  If you do not have a valid passport you must bring a full birth certificate (if you were born after 1 January 1983 a copy of you mothers full birth certificate or passport is also required)  If you do not have a passport and are bringing a both certificate you will also need to provide a form of photo ID, eg driving licence.
 
 -    You must supply a document to show you address in Tameside.  One of the following is acceptable:    
     Utility bill, dated within 2 months, bank statement dated within 1 month, or the most recent Council tax bill.
 
  -   If you have been widowed the death certificate of your spouse
  •     If you are divorced, a decree absolute bearing the courts original stamp (if you were divorced  outside the UK, please contact the Register office for advice)
 
 -    Any documents relating to change of name
  •   You will be charged £35.00 each to give notice

Outdoor marriages and civil partnerships

For further information on outdoor civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies please see the following link:
 
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/outdoor-civil-marriage-and-civil-partnership-ceremonies/guidance-for-couples-outdoor-civil-marriage-and-civil-partnership-ceremonies
 

Emergency “out of hours”

An emergency “out of hours” service is available for the following only-
  • A Registrars General Licence provides for a marriage to take place in circumstances where one of the parties is seriously ill and not expected to recover and cannot be moved to a place where the marriage could normally be solemnized. Marriage by Registrar General’s licence cannot take place in a register office, approved premises or a registered building. There are no other circumstances where a Registrars General Licence can be issued.
 
This service can be requested via the Council’s 24 hour emergency call centre on 0161 342 2222


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Contact Information
Contact by Post

Tameside Register Office
Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council
Tameside One
PO BOX 317
Ashton-Under-Lyne
OL6 0GS
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 5032

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