Same sex couples in a civil partnership can change their partnership to a marriage at the register office.
The conversion' is a legal paper process with the option to have a celebratory ceremony.
You'll need to book an appointment and then visit the register office.
A statutory fee of £45 will be payable.
Book an appointment
To book an appointment, call us on 0117 922 2800.
You must bring to your appointment:
- a passport for each partner
- proof of address (utility or council tax bill)
- your original civil partnership certificate
At the register office:
- £45 for the conversion process
- £11 per marriage certificate (you need at least one)
Organising a ceremony
You can have a celebratory ceremony with a registrar in the register office or at any of the approved premises in Bristol.
There's a non-refundable £30 booking fee to secure a date and time of a ceremony.
At Bristol Register Office
The Mayoral Room, Old Council House: 50 guests maximum
- Monday to Friday: £234
- Saturday: £281
The Lantern Room, Old Council House: 70 guests maximum
- Monday to Friday: £651
- Saturday: £766
- Sunday: £946
- Bank Holiday: £941
The Grand Council Chamber, The Old Council House: 150 guests maximum
- Monday to Friday: £796
- Saturday: £919
- Sunday: £1136
- Bank Holiday: £1130
Venues other than the Bristol Register Office
Costs are for the registrar to be there:
- Monday to Saturday: £389
- Sunday: £404
- Bank Holiday: £486