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First things first

~~Civil Partnerships for Opposite Sex Couples

The Civil Partnerships (Opposite-sex Couples) Regulations 2019, which extend eligibility for forming Civil Partnership to opposite sex couples were approved in Parliament on 5th November, 2019. The regulations come into force on 2nd December, 2019.
This means that opposite sex (male and female) couples will be able to form a Civil Partnership from Tuesday, 31st December, 2019 onwards subject to giving notice of Civil Partnership on Monday, 2nd December, 2019.
Notice of Civil Partnership cannot be given before Monday, 2nd December, 2019 and if given after that date then it will mean the Civil Partnership can be formed after a minimum waiting period of 29 days.
This section on the website will be updated shortly to include more information on the process and options for forming a Civil Partnership.
Should you be an opposite sex couple who wishes to form a Civil Partnership please contact the Register Office on 0191 6436164 for further advice.
This new legislation does not affect the arrangements currently in place for Same Sex Civil Partnerships.

~~Congratulations on deciding to get married or form a Civil Partnerships. Organising such a major life event can often be confusing and seem overwhelming. The following information will hopefully help navigate you through the options and decisions to be made.
The Register Office is always here to help and give advice and guidance where possible by ringing us on 0191 6436164.

All couples can now choose either a marriage or a civil partnership and deciding which one to choose is a personal decision.
The Register Office is unable to give any advice on the validity of any marriage or civil partnership, or of the benefits of choosing either a marriage or a civil partnership. If you are unsure of the implications of either a marriage or civil partnership on issues such as inheritance or your personal finance then you should seek independent legal or financial advice to help you choose whether to form a marriage or a civil partnership.

 

 

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 appointment 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 in a church, you must either:

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

If the minister 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                  £258                            70 guests
Tyne View
1st floor room
Friday and Saturday                  £288                             70 guests
River Suite Monday to Saturday   £195                   16 guests
Register office room  Friday am only              £57 Parties to the marriage and 1 witness each

 

A non-refundable booking fee of £40 is required for every ceremony booked

PLEASE NOTE THE FEES FOR CERTIFICATES ISSUED AFTER MARRIAGE/CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ARE:

£11 standard certificate issued within 5 working days

£35 priority cerficate issued within 24 hours

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 £443
Saturday £479
Sunday and bank holidays £546

A non-refundable booking fee of £40 is required for every ceremony booked

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

Spanish City Dome                                     Function Room - 220 guests

Marine Avenue                                            Lower Dome - 150 guests

Whitley Bay                                               Champagne Bar - 100 guests

NE26 1BG                                                 1910 - 65 guests

Telephone (0191) 6917090                           Upper Dome - 60 guests

Website: www.events@spanishcity.co.uk

Newton room - 55 guests
Grey room - 100 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

Linksill Centre
Linskill Terrace
North Shields
Telephone (0191) 257 8000
Website - www.weddingsatlinskill.co.uk

The Town Hall Chambers                      Grand Chamber - 120 guests

High Street East                                  Grand Staircase/Reception - 40 guests

Wallsend                                            Hallway/Corridor - 20 guests

NE28 7AT                                           Boardroom - 15 guests

Telephone (0191) 5009777

Website: www.townhallchambers.com

The Wheatsheaf                               Main Room 120 guests

Benton Square                                 Restaurant 60 guests

Whitley Road

Benton

NE12 9SU

Telephone (0191) 2709888

 

PLEASE NOTE THE FEES FOR CERTIFICATES PURCHASED AFTER MARRIAGE/CIVIL PARTNERSHIP ARE:

£11 Standard certificate issued within 5 working days

£35 for a priority certificate issued within 24 hours

 

                 

 

 

Convert your civil partnership to a marriage

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

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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.