Civil Partnership Fees and Ceremonies
The fees are the same if you choose to just sign the schedule or if you choose to also have a ceremony.
Notice fee: £70 (£35.00 per person)
The Pankhurst Suite
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday £49.00
Civil Partners + 2 witnesses only. This is a basic ceremony.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday £105.50
Friday and Saturday £137.00
The Pankhurst Suite holds up to 70 guests, and the ceremony can be enhanced by readings or music (optional)
At Licensed Venues in Manchester - fee for registrars to attend:
- Monday - Thursday: £285.50 daytime until 4pm Evening - 6pm and 7pm £336.00
- Friday - Saturday: £336.00 daytime until 4.30pm Evening - 6pm and 7pm £397.00
- Sunday and Bank Holidays: £397.00 daytime until 4.30pm Evening not available
All ceremony prices include the cost of one civil partnership certificate. These are reviewed annually in April.
Designing your ceremony
If you choose to have a ceremony, you will be able to have some choice about the content of the ceremony.
Before the ceremony a Registrar will check the details given at the time of notice are still correct, as this information will be recorded in the schedule and on your civil partnership certificate. You have the option of doing this together or separately.
The Celebrant will begin by welcoming you and your guests followed by the traditional partnership ceremony introduction.
From then on, using the checklist and guide that will be provided to you after you have given notice, you can design the ceremony as you please.
During the ceremony you may have someone recite a reading or a poem. Look out in the guide for the 'A reading can be included here......' note as an indicator for when a reading or poem would best fit into your ceremony. Any readings or poems need to be submitted to the Ceremonies Section at least one month before the ceremony so that we can check its suitability (e.g. no religious content).
If your ceremony is in the Pankhurst Suite you are welcome to have music played whilst making an entrance and during the signing of the schedule. We have a selection of music but may not have your choice, so feel free to bring your own CD or arrange 'live' music. Please note that the music cannot be religious in nature.
At approved premises you will need to liaise with the management about the availability and facilities for music.