We’re open for notice appointments, however due to the high demand, you may need to re-check the system later if no appointments are available when you try to book because we have a huge number of couples wanting to book and appointments are released weekly.
Please don’t book an appointment if you both live in another borough as we’ll have to cancel your appointment – you or your partner must live in Hackney to book an appointment with us.
If you are a European national you must read the section below about changes that took effect from 1 July 2021. This includes information regarding a share code that you must generate before your appointment if you have settled or pre-settled status.
Please ensure you have booked your notice appointment in time for your intended ceremony date (we advise you to do so at the same time of booking your ceremony), otherwise your ceremony won’t be able to take place.
Nearly all couples must give notice before they can be married or form their civil partnership in England or Wales. Some people can give notice for a marriage or civil partnership abroad.
You and your partner must attend an appointment at a register office and show the required documents. The notice is a legal document and one must be signed by each person giving notice. Your notice must state where the ceremony will take place, so make sure that you can give the registrar the name and address of the venue. If you change your mind after the appointment, you will have to give notice (and pay) again.