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Marriages and Civil Partnerships

Getting married or forming a civil partnership is an important and special occasion and there are many important decisions to make along the way before your special day.

For couples who are unsure whether to have a marriage or civil partnership, visit the GOV.UK website.

Tameside has a lot to offer you and our Registration team, who have a wealth of experience, look forward to working with you to ensure that your ceremony is special.

Whether your ceremony is on a small or large scale, Tameside has something to offer you from the elegant Register Office marriage room - The Denyer and Richardson suite - located on the ground floor in Dukinfield Town Hall, one of Tameside's most prestigious venues to a variety of 8 Approved Premises within Tameside which are licensed to hold civil marriages. For a list of approved premises please see the link below.

Should you have any questions for need any further advice please do not hesitate to contact the Register Office.


The marriage and civil partnership room for Tameside Register Office is located at the Town Hall, King Street, Dukinfield. Opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 4.30pm..

Statutory Notice
Registration for Solemnising Marriage
and Forming a Civil Partnership

Click the thumbnails below to see the bigger pictures of Dukinfield Town Hall, and the Register Office.

Dukinfield Town Hall Dukinfield Town Hall Interior Dukinfield Town Hall Register Office Dukinfield Town Hall Register Office Dukinfield Town Hall Register Office

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.


Contact Information
Contact by Post

The Register Office
Dukinfield Town Hall
King Street
SK16 4LA
Contact by Telephone
0161 342 5032

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