Commitment ceremony

You can arrange a commitment ceremony if you want to formally celebrate your relationship and commitment to each other but don't want to enter into a marriage contract.

Ceremonies can be held at the The Council House or an approved venue and can be formal or informal and include readings, poetry, music and people that are special to you.

Typical order of service:

  • Introduction and welcome
  • Readings or a speech by a special guest
  • Vows or promises
  • Exchange of rings
  • Signing of the certificate
  • Closing words

How to book

To book a commitment ceremony, that can be booked up to two years in advance, call 01752 268331 or email

Plymouth Registration Service no longer accepts cash or cheque payments and can only take payments by card.

Commitment Ceremony Fees

Type of booking Cost
Booking fee (non-refundable) £45
Booking amendment fee (non-refundable) £35
Monday - Thursday (office hours) £415
Monday - Thursday (5pm - midnight) £480
Friday and Saturday (office hours) £465
Friday and Saturday (5pm - midnight) £530
Sunday (office hours) £555
Bank Holiday (office hours) £815


Type of booking Cost
Booking fee (non-refundable) £45
Booking amendment fee (non-refundable) £35
30 minutes Friday or Saturday  £405