Marriage, civil partnership and other ceremony payments

Pay with a credit or debit card for marriage, civil partnership and other ceremonies.

You can use a credit or debit card to make your payment.

We cannot accept online payments from the USA. Contact us to make a payment.

Cards accepted

We accept:

  • Visa credit
  • Visa debit
  • Visa electron
  • MasterCard
  • Mastercard Debit
  • Maestro

We do not accept American Express cards for payments.

How to pay

  1. Open the Pay for a ceremony form (below) - choose ceremony type and then fill in details.
  2. Check shopping basket - you can request additional certificate copies here.
  3. Proceed to checkout - where you enter your card details and address.
  4. Confirm payment - submit or cancel your payment.
  5. Online security - you may be redirected to Verified by Visa (opens in a new window) or Mastercard Securecode (opens in a new window) for additional protection for shopping online
  6. Receipt - you will have an on-screen receipt and an email copy if you provide your email address.

Pay for a ceremony

Ceremony fees

Ceremony costs are as shown on the provisional booking letter or if in doubt please contact us.

Marriage payment

For payment for a marriage ceremony you will need to specify the:

  • date of ceremony
  • place of ceremony
  • full name of the bride and groom

Civil partnership payment

For payment for a civil partnership ceremony you will need to specify the:

  • date of ceremony
  • place of ceremony
  • full name of both partners

Help with online payments

When fees are payable

If you are registering a ceremony, fees are payable three calendar months before the date of the ceremony. For ceremonies which are taking place in less than three calendar months, immediate payment is due at the time of giving notice. Only when the payment is received will the booking be confirmed. No bookings can be made via this system.

Can I pay by cash or cheque instead?

Please contact the Oxford Register Office. We are open for ceremony fee payments from Monday to Thursday 9am - 4.30pm, and Friday 9am - 4pm. 

Need more information?

If you experience any problems using these pages please send us feedback.

Booking and cancellation fees

A booking fee will be payable for all ceremony bookings and cancellation fees will be payable. Oxfordshire Registration Service ceremony booking terms and conditions (pdf format, 44Kb)