Getting Married In Chester

These guidance notes are for couples getting married in Chester, who live in England and Wales and intend to marry, by civil ceremony, in an approved premises in Cheshire.

More detailed information about the legal preliminaries to marriage are available from any registrars office and couples are advised to seek advice from a superintendent registrar if they are unsure about any of the information shown below.

Booking the Registrars
As soon as a couple have made provisional arrangements for a marriage to take place in approved premises, they should contact the superintendent registrar of the district in which the premises are situated. On the day of the marriage it will be necessary for two registrars to attend, one to conduct the ceremony and the other to register the marriage. Registrars will attend marriages in approved premises from 10:00 am to 4:00 p.m. Monday to Sunday and including bank holidays, subject to availability. 

It is now possible to book registrars up to two years in advance and couples are advised to contact the appropriate register office as soon as possible. A deposit is required to secure the date and time. The marriage cannot take place without the presence of the registrars.

Registrar Contact Details
The Chester Grosvenor is licensed to perform civil wedding ceremonies, in order to book a registrar you will need to contact Cheshire West and Chester Registry Office:
Cheshire West and Chester
District: Chester and Ellesmere Port
Office: The Register Office
Goldsmith House
Goss Street
Chester, CH1 2BG

Tel: 0300 123 7037
Fax: 01244 972934
Email: chesterregisteroffice@cheshirewestandchester.gov