Decision details

Cheshire East Council Registration Service - Review of Fees

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Corporate Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Registration Service reviews its ceremony fees on a regular basis to ensure that the full cost of the work undertaken is recovered. Portfolio Holder approval is sought for the fees for marriages, civil partnerships and renewal of vows ceremonies in the Mayor’s Reception Room, Crewe, the Silk Room, Macclesfield and the Mayor’s Parlour in Crewe for 2022/23 and 2023/24.


That the fees, as outlined in the Appendix to the Report, are agreed with immediate effect.

Reasons for the decision:

Many couples make their decisions over ceremonies a number of years in advance. They are constantly reminding the Registration Service of their need to budget for the ceremony and as such are very anxious to know the level of fee they will be charged. Such requests are often made in advance of a formal booking being made for a ceremony. In addition, publishing fees for future years helps the Registration Service to more accurately predict income levels.

Publication date: 30/04/2021

Date of decision: 30/04/2021

Effective from: 11/05/2021

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