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Register office

If you're looking for a quiet and simple ceremony, set within a grand historic building, our register office at the Guildhall in Bath is the ideal place. 

Guildhall, Bath

The iconic Guidlhall, a magnificent Grade 1 Listed Georgian and Victorian building in the heart of Bath, houses our Bath Register Office.

The Guildhall is an impressive setting for a ceremony, with Georgian interiors and grand staircases creating an elegant wedding scene. A short stroll away is the beautifully kept Parade Gardens which overlook the River Avon and Pulteney Bridge, and the Roman Baths are just as close too, marking the union of two people in picture perfect harmony.

For couples seeking a small ceremony, our register office rooms provide an affordable and dignified option. The ceremony will take place in a tidy office environment rather than a ceremonial room. The ceremony is for the couple and two witnesses only, and the content of the ceremony is simple and straightforward yet meaningful.

Additional information

A ceremony at our register office in Bath is available on the following days and times.

Day Time
Monday 9am, 9.30am, 10am, 2pm, 2.30pm and 3pm
Tuesday 9am, 9.30am and 10am
Wednesday 9am, 9.30am and 10am
Thursday 9am, 9.30am and 10am

When you give notice of your marriage or civil partnership at your local register office, please record the venue as "Bath and North East Somerset Register Office".


Your photographer will not be able to take photographs during your ceremony unless they are one of your witnesses. However, photographs can be taken after your ceremony as you exit the building onto the high street. Parade Gardens are close by (open during the summer months) and can provide a lovely backdrop for your wedding photos.


Unfortunately, no confetti can be thrown whilst inside the Guildhall building, but biodegradable confetti can be thrown as you exit the building onto the high street. Confetti cannons are not permitted anywhere.

Wedding venue category


Number of guests

The ceremony is for the couple and two witnesses only, and without any enhancements.


  • Disabled access
  • Toilets

Contact venue

Call us on 01225 477234 to discuss this room, or any aspect of your ceremony. Alternatively you can email using the button below.

Marriage certificate fees

Document fees
Service Amount
Standard application for a copy of a marriage certificate
(produced within 5 working days)
Priority application
(produced same day if ordered Monday – Friday before 2pm)
Shipping fees
Service Amount
Collection from the Guildhall, Bath FREE
1st class post £2
Signed for delivery £3

Airmail postage available upon enquiry

Giving Notice

If you wish to get married or enter into a civil partnership, you must sign a legal statement at your local register office to say you intend to get married or form a civil partnership. This is known as ‘giving notice’.

Giving notice fees
Circumstance Amount
Marriages and Civil Partnerships £35.00 per person


Additional fees that may apply when you give notice
Circumstance Amount
If one or both are subject to immigration control £47.00 per person
Consideration of foreign divorce documents
(where the divorce can be considered locally)
This fee rises to £75 if the divorce needs to be referred to the General Register Office £75


Ceremony fees - Register Office

2023/2024 Fees (couple plus two witnesses only)

Marriages and Civil Partnerships 2023/24
Time Fees
Monday to Thursday £46.00

Plus non-refundable booking fee of £50.00