Registry Office Weddings have never been more popular, offering couples a good value, religious-free and flexible alternative to a traditional church wedding. Unlike getting wed in a church, you are legally entitled to marry at any registry office in Wales and England, even if you don’t live nearby. Remember that you must still give your notice of intention to marry at the registry office(s) where each of you live – your Wedding Licence will be valid for twelve months from the date of issue but many Registry Offices don’t take bookings more than three months in advance.

Most registrars are flexible in allowing the couple to personalise their service with individual vows, music, flowers and decorations but make sure you check with them before-hand.

 

Bury St Edmunds Registry Office

Located in the historic core of Bury St Edmunds, this Registry Office can accommodate up to 58 people in the Georgian Marriage Room. Many wedding parties use the award winning Abbey Gardens for the setting of their photographs, which is a short walk through the pretty avenue of trees.

Ceremonies are held during weekday opening hours and on Saturday until 12.30pm. The office is open Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm (Closed until 11.00am on the third Wednesday of every month).

7 Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, IP33 1UZ

Tel: 0345 607 2060

email:[email protected]

 

Gipping and Hartismere Registry Office

The Register Office at Stowmarket dates back to the 17th Century and has an historical link with the writer and poet, John Milton. It is surrounded by spacious and attractive gardens that make an ideal setting for memorable photographs. There are two ceremony rooms: The John Milton Room has a guest capacity of 30 and The Gipping Room a guest capacity of 2.

Ceremonies are held during office opening hours and on Saturdays until 12.30pm. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9.30am to 4pm (Closed from 2.00pm on the second Tuesday of every month).

Milton House, Milton Road South, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1EZ

Tel: 0345 607 2050

email: [email protected]

 

Ipswich Registry Office

Ipswich Register Office is one of the largest in Suffolk, it’s in a modern and attractive building located near the Suffolk College. There are two ceremony rooms: The Neptune Suite has a capacity for 80 guests and The Suffolk Register Office has a guest capacity of 2.

Ceremonies are held during weekday opening hours and on Saturdays until 12.30. The office is open 9am – 4pm Mon – Fri. (Closed until 11.00am on the last Thursday of every month)

St Peter House, 16 Grimwade Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP4 1LP

Tel: 0345 607 2050

email: [email protected]

 

Sudbury Registry Office

Situated within Sudbury Town Hall the Registry Office offers couples two ceremony rooms: The Assembly Room has a guest capacity of 80, and The Charterhouse Room has a guest capacity of 2.

Ceremonies are held during weekday opening hours and on Saturdays until 12.30pm. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Friday, 9.30am to 4pm (Closed until 11.00am on the third Wednesday of every month)

The Town Hall, Old Market Place, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1TL

Tel: 0345 607 2080

email: [email protected]

 

Lowestoft Waveney Registry Office

Waveney Register Office is a listed building situated in Lowestoft town centre. It has two ceremony rooms: The Eastern Suite can accommodate 50 guests, and the Waveney Room 2 guests.

Ceremonies are held during office opening hours and on Saturdays until 12.30pm. The office is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday, 9.30am to 4pm (Closed from 2.00pm on the last Thursday of every month)

St Margaret’s House, Gordon Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR32 1JQ

Tel: 0345 607 2070

email: [email protected]

 

Felixstowe Outstation

The Town Hall, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2AG

Tel: 0345 607 2050

email: [email protected]

By appointment only made via Ipswich Registry Office.

 

Haverhill Outstation

The Burton Centre, Camps Road, Haverhill, CB9 8HB

Tel: 0345 607 2080

email: [email protected]

By appointment only made via Sudbury Registry Office.

 

Newmarket Outstation

The Guineas Centre, 63 The Guineas, Newmarket, CB8 8HT

Tel: 0345 607 2060

email: [email protected]

By appointment only made via Bury St Edmunds Registry Office.

 

Saxmundham Outstation

County Offices, Street farm Road, Saxmundham, IP17 1AL

Tel: 0345 607 2090

email: [email protected]

By appointment only made via Woodbridge Registry Office.

Find out about getting married in Saxmundham here

 

For a complete list of approved premises for marriages and civil partnerships please see www.suffolk.gov.uk/.