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A Guide to Civil Ceremonies

Once the date and reception suite have been chosen and confirmed as available with the Hotel, contact the Superintendent Registrar at the Darlington Register Office to confirm that they can conduct the Ceremony on your chosen date and to arrange the time. A Notice of Marriage can be made up to 12 months in advance and a provisional booking up to 24 months in advance of the Wedding Date. When these arrangements have been finalised, please inform the Hotel and a deposit should then be paid.

The Ceremony, which cannot be religious in any way, will be discussed with the Superintendent Registrar. On your Wedding Day, the Registrars will arrive and meet the Groom approximately 20 minutes before the time of the Ceremony. The Ceremony itself takes between 20 and 30 minutes, the Marriage Register will then be completed and signed and if you wish, music can be played at this time. The hotel can help with this. Photographs can be taken after the Ceremony is completed. Please note that no food or drink can be consumed in the room where the Ceremony takes place for one hour prior to or during the Ceremony. Guests will then leave the room for at least 60 to 90 minutes when reception drinks etc will be served and more photographs taken during which time the room will be re-set for the Wedding Breakfast.


£500.00 (exclusive of fee paid to the Registrar) - an additional fee of £200.00 applies for any gazebo weddings (fee is refundable if the ceremony cannot take place outside due to the weather) 

Ceremony price includes two complimentary green and ivory flower arrangements provided by Flowers By Nattrass

Once the suite and date have been chosen and confirmed as available with the hotel, you need to contact Darlington Registry Office to confirm they can conduct the ceremony on your chosen date and to arrange the time.

Darlington Registry Office

01325 406 400