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Civil Partnership Information

COVID-19: Advice for couples with ceremonies booked or giving notice of intention to marry

We are re-booking ceremonies that were cancelled due to COVID-19. Please email registryoffice@sthelens.gov.uk to change the date of your ceremony if you are looking to book for 2021.

As we have no date for the re-opening of the register office, and due to social distancing and limits on the number of people who can attend a ceremony when the service resumes, we are only taking new bookings for 2021 at this time.

All monies paid to St Helens Registration Service will be carried over to the new booking.

Please read these frequently asked questions about your ceremony.

For those who have paid for a notice and not completed the service, the fee will be transferred to another date.

We await clarification for those who have given notice and the legal document has expired.

Please also read these frequently asked questions about post-dated passports. All correspondence must be made with the relevant passport office.

Opposite-sex civil partnerships

Opposite-sex couples who wish to form a civil partnership are now able to! Available at 9.30am only, Monday to Thursday. 

£46 statutory fee + £11 per certificate.

Additional legal fees and booking fees apply.

For more information, please contact St Helens Register Office on 01744 676789.  Please note that this is an administrative appointment and not a ceremony.

Opposite-sex civil partnership ceremony

You can have an additional non-statutory civil partnership ceremony at a St Helens Town Hall or at an approved venue. Please contact St Helens Register Office on 01744 676789 for more information.

Converting a same-sex civil partnership into a marriage

You can convert your civil partnership into a marriage at the St Helens Register Office.

The fee for converting a civil partnership into a marriage at a register office is £45 (not including certificate). Please note that this is an administrative appointment and not a ceremony.  

If you choose to have an additional non-statutory conversion ceremony, at a venue of your choice, please note that there is an additional administrative conversion fee of £27 if you have a ceremony, plus the certificate fee, which is £11 per certificate. 

Non-statutory ceremony fees

St Helens Town Hall Ceremony Room 

April 2020 - March 2021: Monday to Thursday £240; Friday £270; Saturday £300

Approved venue

April 2020 - March 2021: Monday to Thursday £315; Friday £340; Saturday £390; Sunday £440; Bank Holiday £490

Contact us to book an appointment