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Civil Partnership Ceremonies at the Manchester Register Office

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

Within the Pankhurst Suite is a large ceremony room which can accommodate up to seventy guests, a large waiting area for guests and a small private waiting room especially for the use of the civil partners.

For those wanting 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 venue, particularly in the busy summer months. In view of this you can provisionally book, your ceremony in the Pankhurst Suite, up to 24 months before it is due to take place. This will allow you to go ahead and 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 the Register Office. You can send us an email with details of your request and your daytime telephone number and we will phone you back as soon as we can.  email:

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

Read more about the ceremonies available and the fees

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