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The Registry conducts wedding ceremonies at a number of locations around Sydney. We offer affordable wedding options for couples seeking an intimate experience and look after all the legal requirements from ceremony to certificate.
You must arrange a marriage interview at the Registry. A marriage officer will use this interview to verify your supporting documents and start planning for your ceremony.
Both parties must be present at the marriage interview. You must complete and bring the following forms to lodge at the interview:
Book an appointment time for an interview
Download application for Registry marriage [PDF 285kb]
Download Notice of Intended Marriage [Fillable PDF 100kb]
Costs below include the fee to lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage ($166) and issue of standard marriage certificate ($58).
Parramatta Registry Office(max number of guests: 24)
Chippendale Registry Office(max number of guests: 12)
Handpicked Cellar Door(max number of guests: 20)
Novotel Northbeach(max number of guests: 25 to 30)
Sage Hotel(max number of guests: 25 to 30)
Old Wollongong Courthouse(max number of guests: 25 to 30)
Pepe's on the beach(up to 30 guests)
*Credit card surcharge applies: 1.4% for AMEX and 0.4% for MasterCard or Visa.
For more information on our wedding locations and venues see
Both parties must provide their original birth certificate and/or a current passport. If a passport cannot be provided, other current photo ID can be accepted.
If you have been previously married, you must provide evidence of the termination of the marriage in the form of an original of your final divorce papers or a death certificate (if you have been widowed).
All documents must be originals. If they are not in English, a qualified interpreter must have translated them. The wedding ceremony date and time will be booked once all of these documents have been provided.
The ceremony fee can be refunded if a notice to cancel is received at least 14 days before the ceremony date or Notice of Intended Marriage expiry date.
If a notice to cancel or change the date of a marriage ceremony is received less than 14 days prior to the ceremony date, a refund will not be issued. For more information see our
Refunds Policy [PDF 465kb]
The Notice of Intended Marriage Lodgement fee is not refundable.
It is essential the wedding party arrives 15 minutes prior to the appointed ceremony time and report to reception. The ceremony takes around 15 to 20 minutes where:
You are legally required to have two witnesses at your wedding ceremony to witness and sign the marriage certificate. The Registry does not supply witnesses.