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If you wish to marry in England or Wales you may do so either by civil or religious ceremony.

From 2 March there will be changes to the marriage regulations following the implementation of the second phase of the Immigration Act 2014 (Sham). The Act introduces a referral and investigation scheme for citizens from outside the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland who wish to marry within England and Wales.

Follow this link for information on how the regulation changes will affect you.

Luton Registration Service Marriages and Fees

The Georgian Room

You may have up to 26 guests on Monday to Friday and up to 40 guests on a Saturday or Sunday.
You will be offered a wider choice of ceremony, which includes:

  • choice of declarations and contracting words
  • choice of ring words and the option to write your own
  • bring your own choice of music (non religious)
  • readings
  • any other additional requirements, please discuss with the Registration Officer when giving notice.
Alternatively you may wish to have a very short and simple ceremony - the choice is yours.

The Georgian Room Annexe

You may marry in the Georgian Room Annexe on Mondays to Thursday mornings only.

You will be offered a simple short legal ceremony and may have up to 14 guests. You will have the option of choosing your declarations, exchanging rings and a choice of ring words.

The Registration Officer will discuss all of your requirements at the time of giving notice. Alternatively you may contact the office to discuss before making an appointment.

Luton Register Office

You may marry at Luton Register Office on Thursdays only at 10.00am. You will be offered a simple short legal ceremony, held in a working office. You will have the option of choosing your declarations, exchanging rings and a choice of ring words. This ceremony is for the bride and groom and a limited number of guests only.

The Registration Officer will see you both in private to check the information to be entered into the marriage register.

You will be asked for the following information:

  • your full name, age, occupation, marital status and address
  • the full name and occupation of your natural, adoptive or step- father

This is also the time when the fee for the ceremony is paid.

Witnesses

You are required by law to provide two witnesses to your marriage. They may be relatives, friends or colleagues and they must be able to understand and speak English and understand the meaning of the ceremony. Afterwards they will be asked to sign the register.

Extra copies of marriage certificates

Follow this link to get additional copies of a marriage certificate.

Please note if applying online
When you have submitted your request you will be issued with a reference number which you will need to copy and use when you make your payment.

Fees (cash or cards only)

Notice of Marriage £35.00 each (£20 per person booking fee to be paid at time of  booking appointment,  this will be deducted from the notice fees.)
​Notice of Marriage for those who fall within the scope of the new Immigration Act ​£47.00 each (£20 per person booking fee to be paid at time of booking appointment, this will be deducted from the notice fees.)
Register Office Ceremony, available on Thursdays at 10.00 am only £46.00
Georgian Room Annexe, Monday - Thursday (mornings only)​ £60 (payable in advance)
Georgian Room Monday - Thursday £75 (payable in advance)
​Georgian Room, Friday ​£100 (payable in advance)
Georgian Room, Saturday £150 (payable in advance)
​Georgian Room, Sunday ​£250 (payable in advance)
Marriage Certificate (after the day and while the register is still current, the fee is £8. After the register has been archived the cost is £11) £4.00

Registrars Fees to attend Approved Venue

Monday to Friday £350.00
Saturday £400.00
Sunday and Bank Holiday £450.00

Luton Register Office

6 George Street West,
Luton, Bedfordshire,
LU1 2BJ
Tel: 0300 790 0341
Fax: 01582 429522
Email: registration@luton.gov.uk

Approved ceremony venues in Luton district

The Auction House
Crescent Road
Luton
LU1 0AH    
01582 732655

The Chiltern Hotel
Waller Avenue
Luton
LU4 9RU    
01582 575911

Crescent Hall Events Venue Ltd
50 Dunstable Road
Luton
LU1 1EF
01582 723386
 
Hart House Business Centre
Kimpton Road
Luton
LU2 0LB
01582 522427
 

Hilton Garden Inn
Butterfield
Great Marlings
Luton LU2 8DL 
01582 435300

Luton Town Football Club
1 Maple Road,
Luton,
LU4 8AW
01582 411622

Luton Town Hall
George Street
Luton
LU1 2BQ
0300 790 0341

Mossman Building,
Stockwood Discovery Centre
London Road
Luton,
LU1 4LX
01582 548600

Venue 360
20 Gypsy Lane
Luton
LU1 3JH

Register Office Opening Hours (by appointment):

Monday-Friday 9.15am-4.15pm
Saturday ceremonies by appointment
 

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 Contact information

 
Luton Register Office
6 George Street West, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU1 2BJ
Tel: 0300 790 0341
Fax: 01582 429522
 

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