If the registry office is performing your ceremony
Book your registry wedding or micro wedding ceremony through the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages. Find out what’s included and how they are different.
Wedding ceremonies performed by the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths & Marriages are a simple and affordable option.
All of the planning and legal requirements involved in getting married are taken care of for you.
Book a marriage interview and submit a notice of intended marriage form at least 1 month before you intend to marry.
What is a registry wedding?
A registry wedding is a type of marriage ceremony performed on any date, subject to availability. Bookings are essential.
You can choose to have the ceremony in a registry office or at a range of scenic venues.
You can invite a small number of guests. The exact number will depend on the wedding venue.
Registry weddings include the ceremony only. If you want a reception or some form of celebration after the wedding ceremony:
- it will need to be planned and paid for separately, or
- opt for a micro wedding performed by the Registry
Learn more about planning a registry wedding.
What is a micro wedding?
A micro wedding performed by the Registry is a type of marriage ceremony held:
- on a specific set date as a one-off event
- at well-known locations and venues
You can invite up to 35 guests, depending on the wedding venue.
You can also choose to include optional extras such as:
- food and beverage packages to enjoy with your guests after the ceremony
Learn more about planning a micro wedding.
The difference between registry weddings and micro weddings
What's included in your registry wedding package will depend on the type of ceremony you choose.
|Inclusions||Registry weddings||Micro weddings|
|Fee for notice of intended marriage form||Yes||Yes|
|Choice of date||Yes||No|
|Ceremony fees||From $469||From $1,199|
|Standard marriage certificate||Yes||Yes|
|Commemorative marriage certificate||Yes||Yes|
*A wedding reception are optional extras for Handpicked Cellar Door and Chippendale Registry Office venues only.