COVID-19: Service update Monday 24 March

We understand that for some couples a refund would be preferable in these uncertain times. Please contact us if this is the case and we will return your fees, again without charging the usual admin fee. We hope to welcome you back in the future.

How to cancel your ceremony

This applies to all ceremonies:

  • marriages
  • civil partnerships
  • conversion
  • renewal of vows
  • naming 
  • commitment 

If you would like to cancel or postpone your ceremony, the following conditions apply:

  • ceremonies taking place at Brighton Town Hall or an approved venue: if 4 weeks notice is given, your fee will be refunded less £165 administration fee
  • ceremonies taking place in the register office: the fee is non-refundable 
  • ceremonies taking place at religious venues: the fee is non-refundable 

You will not be entitled to a refund if you don't let the register office know of the cancellation or you fail to attend the ceremony.

The fee is non-refundable if you give us less than 4 weeks notice. 

How to amend your ceremony

This applies to all ceremonies:

  • marriages
  • civil partnerships
  • conversion
  • renewal of vows
  • naming
  • commitment

You will be charged £40 for each alteration if you want to reschedule or postpone your ceremony with 4 weeks notice. 

How to cancel or amend your appointment

This applies to:

  • notice of marriage
  • notice of civil partnership
  • conversion appointments

If you would like to cancel, reschedule or postpone your appointment the following conditions apply:

  • no refund is given if less than 5 working days notice of cancellation is received
  • no refund is given for failure to attend the appointment
  • no refund is given if the wrong documents are produced, we will reschedule your appointment and charge the full amount again

To cancel a ceremony or appointment, email us at ceremonies@brighton-hove.gov.uk