Getting married is possibly the most important and exciting occasion in any couple’s life – however, it can also be the most stressful time for all those involved.
Stirling Registrars are here to help we can give advice on the running of the day as well as the legalities.
If you have any enquiries regarding your wedding day please feel free to contact us.
- The minimum notice period has been extended from 14 clear days to 28 clear days. Anyone lodging marriage or civil partnerships notices will have to allow for a 28 clear days notice period.
- The legal preliminaries to marriage in Scotland are explained in a separate leaflet called Marriage in Scotland.
- There is no residential qualification required for marriage in Scotland.
Both birth certificates and fees should be with the completed marriage notice forms. Extra documents will be required to go with the forms if either party has been married or in a civil partnership before. The Registrar will be able to help with this.
If a person is subject to immigration controls, they will need to meet certain immigration eligibility requirements. In particular, you will need to provide a Declaration of Immigration Status form. You can get this form from the Registrar’s office or on the NRS (National Records of Scotland) website.
You will need evidence to support the statement you make on the Declaration of Immigration Status form.
Foreign nationals should allow enough time for submitting the marriage notice forms if extra documentation is required.
- We can provide a personal and professional non-religious ceremony for any couple wishing to renew their vows.
- Our staff will assist you in arranging this special day and will deliver a personal ceremony tailor-made to your needs.
- You can include the exchanging of rings, regardless of whether they are new or old!
Renewal of vows - £115.13 (includes pre-ceremony consultation, ceremony and certificate).
Please note: Fees may be subject to increase
Forms required for civil and religious or belief marriages
- Marriage Notice form
- Civil Partnership Notice Application Form (If you are planning to register your civil partnership in Scotland)
Basic statutory fees for all civil and religious or belief marriages
- £30.00 for each person registering a marriage notice form
- £55.00 civil marriage fee
- £10.00 for each extract of the entry in the register of marriages (applied for within one month of registration of the marriage)
Therefore, the minimum statutory fee a couple will be charged is £125.
In addition to the basic statutory civil marriage/partnership fees, depending on where and when your civil marriage/partnership is taking place, some of the following fees may also apply:
Provisional marriage/civil partnership booking fee
Civil Marriage/Partnership at a Registration Office:
- £195.00 Saturday
- £250.00 Sunday or Public Holiday
Accommodation fee at Stirling (Viewforth room hire)
- Free – Drummond Room- up to 12 (incl. Bridal Party)
- £65.00 – Drummond Room – seats 13-50 guests
- £250.00 – Council Chambers – seats 60 guests
Civil Marriage/Partnership at an alternative Venue:
- £155.00 Monday to Friday
- £230.00 Saturday
- £300.00 Sunday or public holiday
Payment by debit or credit card can also be accepted at most offices, cheques and postal orders should be made payable to Stirling Council.
A Saturday ceremony for 15 people in the Drummond Room
Provisional booking fee £30
Statutory fees (based on one marriage certificate) £125
A full list of registration fees can be found in Registration Fees & Charges
Last updated: Friday, September 17, 2021 12:36 PM