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Civil marriages and partnerships

What you need to do first

If you want to marry or form a civil partnership, both you and your partner must:

  • come to the register office and give notice, even if you're getting married/forming a partnership somewhere else
  • have lived in England or Wales for at least eight days

To make an appontment call (0191) 6436164 Option 3.

A notice is:

  • valid for twelve months after the superintendent registers it
  • only valid for the venue on the notice - if you change your mind you'll both need to give new notices and pay another fee
  • £35 for each notice (per person) payable by credit or debit card

We will:

  • display the notice at the register office for 28 clear days, so you must give at least thirty days notice
  • then issue an authority for the marriage/partnership

If the marriage/partnership is not in North Tyneside, you must either:

  • collect the certificate and take it to the office where the event will take place
  • ask us to post the certificate to your home address, for you to deliver to the relevant register office

If the registrar doesn't have the authorities before hand, your marriage/partnership might be delayed or postponed.

Marry/form a civil partnership at our register office

We conduct civil marriages and civil partnerships at our registry office.

Register office fees and facilities
Room Day Fee Capacity
Tyne View
1st floor room
Monday to Thursday £225 70 guests
Tyne View
1st floor room
Friday and Saturday £255 70 guests
River Suite Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday £100 10 guests
Register office room Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday am only £50 Parties to the marriage and 1 witness each

Marry/form a civil partnership at another approved venue

We also conduct civil marriages and civil partnerships at other approved venues in North Tyneside.

Registrar fees

The fee for the Superintendent and the Registrar to attend a civil marriage or civil partnership at a registered venue is:

Registrar fees
Day Fee
Monday to Friday £400
Saturday £435
Sunday and bank holidays £500

Non-refundable booking fee £40

Other approved venues in North Tyneside

Venues and facilities
Venue Rooms and capacity
The Hall
Station Road
Backworth
NE27 0AH
Telephone (0191) 268 4247
Website - www.backworthminers.co.uk
Newton room - 55 guests
Grey room - 100 guests
The Clubhouse
Percy Park RFC
Preston Avenue
North Shields
Telephone: (0191) 257 5710
Website: www.percyparkrfc.co.uk
Main Function room - 170 guests
Small Bar - 80 guests
Wallsend Hall
The Green
Wallsend
Telephone: (0191) 2637022
Website: www.wallsendhall.co.uk
The Assembly Room - 200 guests
Parlour Room - 50 guests
Upstairs Room - 200 guests
St Mary's Lighthouse and Visitor Centre
St Mary's Island
Whitley Bay
Telephone: (0191) 200 8650
Conference Room - 50 guests
Village Hotel Newcastle
Cobalt Business Park, West Allotment
Telephone: (0191) 338 5245
Website: www.village-hotels.co.uk
 
Inspiration Suites - 250 guests
Vibe Suite - 200 guests
The Grand Hotel
Tynemouth
Telephone: (0191) 293 6666
Website: www.grandhotel-uk.com
The Orchid Suite - 150 guests
The Oak Room - 80 guests

The Park Hotel
Tynemouth
Telephone: (0191) 257 1406
Website: www.parkhoteltynemouth.co.uk
 

Bay Room - 50 guests
Rotary Room - 100 guests
Collingwood Suite - 100/200 guests
Longsands - 200 guests
Ballroom - 600 guests
Nineteen32
Linskill Terrace
North Shields
Telephone (0191) 257 8000
Website - www.nineteen32weddings.com

Convert your civil partnership to a marriage

For information on converting a civil partnership to a marriage, visit GOV.UK.

Customer feedback

‘Absolutely fantastic and made our day even more special.’

‘Thank you for looking after us and for the wonderful service you gave us. You made it extra special.’

‘Thank you so much for making our day magical.’

‘Your team helped us have a very special day.’

‘I would like to thank the registrar and her staff for making our day so special. The ceremony was handled in a delightful manner. We were all very impressed.’

‘Thank you for helping make our day so intimate and special. You and the ladies were so very kind and warm.’

‘We’d just like to say a huge thank you for the beautiful ceremony we had. It exceeded our expectations and you were all so lovely. We had the best wedding ever and our guests loved the location.'

Contact us/further information

Call us on (0191) 643 6164 (option 3) or download our guide.

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Corrections to Marriage/Civil Partnership

From 1st November 2017 anyone applying to have a correction made to a marriage or Civil Partnership entry will be charged a fee of £90, if the error is deemed to be incorrect information given to the registrar at the time of the marriage. This fee is for the consideration of a correction only and is not refundable should the correction not be granted.

Foreign Divorce/Civil Partnership Dissolution

From 1st November 2017 any foreign divorce document or Foreign Civil Partnership dissolution obtained outside the British Isles which is a requirement for legal notice of marriage/civil partnership, will incur a fee of £50 to £75. This fee is for the consideration of the document only and is not refundable. The fee is payable at the time of notice appointment.

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