Weddings and ceremonies

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Weddings and ceremonies

Welcome to the Kirklees Registration Service and all its venues across Huddersfield, Holmfirth, Mirfield and Dewsbury. Our professionally trained registrars carry out all our ceremonies across the authority. From our beautiful Town Halls and licensed venues to our outstanding unique locations and moor side settings around the district, Kirklees has something to offer everyone.

If you have COVID-19 symptoms

If you start to display any coronavirus symptoms or test positive prior to your ceremony, please contact us to re-schedule: Register offices

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Essential roof works due to commence April 2023

Essential roof works are due to commence at Huddersfield Town Hall in April 2023 and complete by the end of December 2023. These include removing and replacing the existing roof coverings. This work is essential for health and safety, and will protect the town hall ceilings and other heritage assets from water damage. This will ensure that the Town Hall remains a high quality venue for the people of Kirklees and beyond.

Work will also commence on an internal staircase sometimes used for internal photos. The Town hall does have another internal staircase that can be used as an alternative.

Normally our couples enter the Town Hall via Corporation Street, the main Town Hall entrance and are able to exit via Ramsden Street for a photo opportunity outside the town hall.

Ceremony parties will exit at the main entrance, and exterior photo opportunities available on the concert hall steps, Princess street, adjacent to the main entrance.

Registering your marriage

You can't' sign a marriage register or be given a marriage certificate during the ceremony. Instead you will sign a Marriage Schedule. This is a one-page document which contains the details of both people getting married which are needed to register a marriage. This applies to all marriages - both civil and religious.

The Marriage Schedule will be provided by the Superintendent Registrar in the registration district of your marriage and will contain all the details required to complete a marriage registration.

In addition to father details, other details can be recorded, like mother or step-parent.

Each person must still give Notice of Marriage and the marriage ceremony remains the same. It is only the way that a marriage is registered that has changed.

Please do not forget that our friendly staff are here to help. We are always happy to answer any questions and support you through the entire process. We want to ensure that your ceremony is personal to you and just how you always imagined it would be!


Dear Denise, Tara and all the team at the Town Hall. Thank you so much for making our wedding so perfect. You were so kind and accommodating, especially helping our nerves! We didn't feel rushed or like one of many weddings. You made us feel so special and at ease and we will always remember you as a special part of our wedding. Thank you for all your hard work and for being so lovely. Love Mr and Mrs Gaye.

Mr and Mrs. Gaye

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for making our ceremony very special indeed. You were always so helpful and professional. Lisa, you made sure Terry didn't marry Elizabeth and somehow, you managed to fit his name on the marriage certificate. We had a perfect day and such an intimate and personal ceremony. Thank you all!

Jenny and Terry Pemberton McDonald

Yesterday's event was particularly warming. It was a pleasure to meet Cathryn and her team. The service was beautiful conducted and my husband Tony and I were made most welcome.

Kate Moreton-Deakin

Your taking of our wedding day vows renewal service was the start of a wonderful day for Bertie (alias) Bob and me Carol. Thank you from McCrorie Clan and Campbell

McCrorie Clan and Campbell

Thank you Cathryn, you made everything and everyone feel so special and made our ceremony a day we will remember forever

Julia and Nick

David and Tara officiated at our wedding and I would like to pass on our massive thanks for helping making our day very special. David made the vows simple to follow at a time when nerves are kicking in, which made it much more enjoyable for Debbie and myself

Chris and Debbie

We met with Cathryn on a couple of occasions and from our first meeting Cathryn was extremely helpful, pleasant and very reassuring. On the day of our wedding we were both very nervous but Cathryn again made us feel very relaxed, our ceremony was beautiful and very special to us and our guests

Sandra and Sarah