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Marriage Fees In Scotland – What Would You Pay?

Marriage Fees In Scotland – What Would You Pay?

Statutory fees for civil, religious or belief marriages 

With effect from 1 May 2022, the fees set by the Registrar General by Act of Parliament are as follows: 

  • Marriage Notice – per person submitting a notice of marriage to the district registrar    £45
  • Solemnisation of a civil marriage    £55

A civil marriage at the statutory fee allows for both parties to the marriage and their two witnesses to attend, as required by the law.

  • Marriage certificate purchased within one month of your marriage registration    £10
  • Marriage certificate purchased more than one after the marriage registration    £15

Payment should be made to your registration office who will advise you of the payment methods.

Example of statutory fees for a civil marriage solemnised in a registration office
  • Marriage Notice – Party One    £45
  • Marriage Notice – Party Two    £45
  • Statutory civil marriage fee    £55
  • Marriage Certificate    £10
  • Total    £155
Additional fees for civil marriages

Local authorities may charge additional fees to cover extra costs for:-

  • Accommodating additional guests and use of marriage rooms
  • Attendance of an authorised registrar at places other than their registration offices.

These fees are set by each local authority. Please contact your registrar for details.

Example of statutory fees for a religious/belief marriage 
  • Marriage Notice – Party One    £45
  • Marriage Notice – Party Two    £45
  • First Marriage Certificate    £10
  • Total    £100
Additional fees for a religious/belief marriage

Please ask the religious or belief celebrant who is to solemnise your marriage about the fees they charge.