​Registry weddings

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    Weddings continue, but only with the couple, the celebrant, and two witnesses — totalling a maximum of five people.


    The Registry conducts wedding ceremonies at a range of venues around Sydney. We offer affordable wedding options for couples seeking an intimate experience and look after all the legal requirements from ceremony to certificate.

    COVID-19 notice for Registry wedding bookings

    Marriage interview

    Due to the COVID-19 pandemic we now conduct marriage interviews via the phone. You can book this using our online booking form below and we’ll send you an email outlining the forms you need to complete.

    Your wedding date must be at least one month after you lodge your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM).

    Book an appointment time for an interview >>  

    Five things to do prior to your interview:

    1. Download and complete the fillable PDF Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) and ensure you have had this signed by an approved witness.
    2. Download and complete the fillable PDF Application for a Registry Wedding.
    3. Identification documents:
      • Both parties must provide copies of their documentation such as Passport, or Birth certificate and a current photo ID.
      • If you have previously been married, provide a copy of the Divorce or Death Certificate. If it is not in English, a translation is required by a NAATI Accredited Translator. Both the copy of the original document and the translation are required.
    4. Supply us with two phone numbers so that we can call both parties if you are not going to be together at the time of the interview.
    5. Email the signed and completed documents and copies of your ID to BDM-marriages-SYD@customerservice.nsw.gov.au with Subject Title ‘Papers [insert your names]’

    Fees

    Costs below include the fee to lodge your NOIM ($169) and standard marriage certificate ($60).

    Venue

    ​Availability
    ​Price

    Chippendale Registry

    Parramatta Registry

    Weekdays
    Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

    $442
    Weekends
    ​Friday 6pm to 8pm.
    Saturday 9am to 5pm. 
    Sunday (by special arrangement).
    $557

    Handpicked Cellar Door 

    Temporarily unavailable 

    Alternate Fridays
    ​$565

    ​​Old Wollongong Courthouse

    Check availability when you lodge your notice.
    $565

    ​Pepe's On The Beach - Wollongong

    Temporarily unavailable

    Check availabilitywhen you lodge your notice.
    $565

    *A credit card surcharge of 1.4% for AMEX and 0.4% for Mastercard or Visa applies.

    For more information on our wedding locations and venues, please check out Our wedding venues >>

    Cancellations

    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 usually be issued. For more information see our Refunds Policy - PDF

    The Notice of Intended Marriage Lodgement fee is not refundable. 

    Your wedding ceremony

    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:

    • both parties sign declarations stating they are over 18 years of age, not legally married to someone else and are not directly related to each other
    • vows are exchanged. Parties may also exchange wedding rings if they desire
    • the certificate of marriage is signed by both parties, two witnesses and then presented to the married couple. 

    Witnesses 

    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.

    Your witnesses:

    • must be 18 years or older
    • know either party
    • speak and understand English.

    Interpreters 

    If agreed during your marriage interview that an interpreter is required, the parties must arrange for this in order for the ceremony to take place. The Registry does not supply interpreters.

    Get married with us

    Wedding Venues

    The following venues are currently unavailable due to COVID-19 restrictions:

    • Manly Surf Lifesaving Club, Sydney
    • Handpicked Cellar Door, Chippendale
    • Pepe's on the Beach, Wollongong

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