Registry Offices in Suffolk

registry office Weddings in Suffolk


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 donít 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 donít 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.

Registry Offices in Suffolk

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:bury.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk


To find Wedding Services in Bury St Edmunds take a look at our guide: Get Married In Bury St Edmunds

The Athenaeum
The Athenaeum in the heart of Bury St Edmunds is a stunning venue for your civil ceremony Ė click on the link above to find out all about it
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Registry Offices in Suffolk

Woodbridge, Deben Registry Office


Situated in the pretty village of Melton, Deben Registry Office is located in a quiet rural setting just a few minutes drive from the A12 and the Market Town of Woodbridge. There are two ceremony rooms available, The Sandlings can accommodate up to 20 guests and The Deben Room 2 guests. Parking is available directly outside the office.

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

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The Lindos Centre, Saddlemakers Lane, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1PP
Tel: 0345 607 2090
email: melton.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk


Deben Registry Office is just a short drive from Woodbridge. Check out Get Married In: Woodbridge to discover why you should get married in the historic riverside town of Woodbridge




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)



Registry Offices in Suffolk

Milton House, Milton Road South, Stowmarket, Suffolk, IP14 1EZ
Tel: 0345 607 2050
email: stowmarket.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk


Abbots Hall Weddings
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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: ipswich.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk


For venue, hotel, reception and other Ipswich Wedding Services don't miss our essential article to Getting Married in Ipswich



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)

Registry Offices in Suffolk

WEDDING RECEPTION VENUES
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The Town Hall, Old Market Place, Sudbury, Suffolk, CO10 1TL
Tel: 0345 607 2080
email: sudbury.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk


For all the information and services you need for a Sudbury Wedding take a look at our article: Get Married In: Sudbury

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: lowestoft.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk


Civil Marriages - Outstations
You can marry in a civil marriage ceremony at any local authority ceremony room, register office, registration office or approved premises in England or Wales. An approved premise will be a building such as a hotel or stately home or any other property which the local authority feels is an appropriate place to be married. For civil marriages you do not have to marry in the area in which you live. These Council 'Outstations' are approved premises.

Felixstowe Outstation - The Town Hall, Undercliff Road West, Felixstowe, IP11 2AG
Tel: 0345 607 2050
email: ipswich.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk

By appointment only made via Ipswich Registry Office.

Haverhill Outstation - The Burton Centre, Camps Road, Haverhill, CB9 8HB
Tel: 0345 607 2080
email: sudbury.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk

By appointment only made via Sudbury Registry Office.

Newmarket Outstation - The Guineas Centre, 63 The Guineas, Newmarket, CB8 8HT
Tel: 0345 607 2060
email: bury.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk

By appointment only made via Bury St Edmunds Registry Office.
Find out about Marrying in Newmarket here

Saxmundham Outstation - County Offices, Street farm Road, Saxmundham, IP17 1AL
Tel: 0345 607 2090
email: deben.registrars@suffolk.gov.uk

By appointment only made via Woodbridge Registry Office.
Find out about getting married in Saxmundham here

High Lodge Saxmundham
This 120 acre country retreat offers flexible packages including just receptions, with the facilities to accommodate 300 guests, it is an excellent choice for larger wedding parties. There are also luxury lodges to house guests for the duration.


To find Suffolk Churches in the area where you want to get married use this website to locate the Church and find appropriate contact details - www.achurchnearyou.com

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



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