Coronavirus review

The government has now removed all legal restrictions on marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. The number of people permitted to attend ceremonies will be determined by health and safety and fire risk assessments. For ceremonies taking place in registration offices, attendees are required to wear a face-covering. The couple and the registrar conducting the ceremony may remove their face coverings once the ceremony has started.

Check the latest on wedding and civil partnership ceremonies during coronavirus.

Oxford ceremony rooms

Dexter Room - the larger ceremony room at Oxford register office. This room has free Wi-Fi access.

Inside Oxford ceremony room

The ceremony rooms at Oxford Register Office are located in a Victorian building close to the city centre.

The larger Dexter Room has oak panelling and stained glass windows. The room is attractively decorated in cream and aubergine with decorative cornices.  

The maximum number of people permitted to attend a ceremony in the Dexter Room is 23 (weekdays) or 48 (weekends). This number does not include the couple, but does include others such as babies, small children, photographers or musicians. Although this is the maximum number permitted to attend a ceremony, people arranging ceremonies are encouraged to respect other attendees and those working who may have a more cautious approach to the lifting of restrictions, and may wish to consider inviting smaller numbers of attendees.

The maximum capacity for the Oxford Register Office statutory room is the couple and two witnesses only.

Oxford Register Office (statutory room) Designated times for marriages
Day Times
Tuesday 9.30am, 10.15am, 11am

The fee is £57. Capacity: Couple and two witnesses only.

Oxford Register Office (statutory room) Designated times for civil partnerships
Day Times
Wednesday 9.30am, 10am, 10.30am

The fee is £57. Capacity: Couple and two witnesses only.

Dexter Room - designated times for marriages and civil partnerships
Day Times
Wednesday 10.30am, 11.30am, 12.30pm, 1.30pm
Thursday 10.30am, 11.30am, 1.30pm, 2.30pm
Friday* 11am, 12noon
Saturday* 9am, 10am, 11am, 12noon

The fee is £325, rising to £335 after 31 March 2022.  * If you would like a ceremony on a Saturday or Friday out of designated hours, you will have to pay at the higher rate detailed below.

Dexter Room -  outside of designated times
Day Times
Friday 4pm
Saturday 2pm, 3pm, 4pm, 5pm

Fee is £600, rising to £650 after 31 March 2022.  

Dexter Room - Sundays and bank holidays
Day Times
Sunday and bank holidays 9am, then on the hour until 5pm

Fee is £665, rising to £690 after 31 March 2022.  

Services and facilities

  • Webcasting facility

Free Wi-Fi

We are pleased to be able to offer free Wi-Fi in the Dexter Room for use during ceremonies.

You can stream your ceremony live from your laptop. Involve distant family /friends in your ceremony via a webcam, and have easy access to the internet.

Just select 'Oxford Free Wi-Fi' from the available Wi-Fi connections and you will be presented with the council's public Wi-Fi landing page. Then all you need to do is click on the 'Get Online' button to have access to the internet. By accessing this free Wi-Fi you are accepting the council's terms and conditions and you can click to view these when you ask to join the Wi-Fi should you wish to.

All equipment, including laptops, must be provided by the user.

Accessibility and access

  • Disabled access is good
  • Public car parks are close by

Getting here


Oxford ceremony rooms
Oxford Register Office
Tidmarsh Lane