About the room
For Islington and City of London residents only.
For those who want the most simple and basic of marriages or civil partnerships, we offer the statutory room.
These ceremonies are only available on Monday mornings, and are available only to Islington and City of London (the square mile) residents. Before your booking is confirmed, we will ask for proof that one or both of you are resident in Islington or City of London (the square mile). If you are unsure which borough you live in, please check the on the gov.uk website and ensure you live in either Islington or City of London (the square mile).
Ceremonies or civil partnership signings in the statutory room will use the minimal wording required by law, and will take place in the presence of two registrars and your two adult witnesses only.
The time allowed for ceremonies in the statutory room is shorter than in other ceremony rooms, which is reflected in the lower price. This means that there is no scope for any addition to the standard legal ceremony. You will not be able to choose your ceremony, add readings or personal vows, to have separate pre-ceremony interviews or have a walk in. If these are important to you, we strongly recommend you choose one of our other rooms where these options are available.
Please note: the current fee for a statutory ceremony is £57. This fee is set by central government. If the statutory fee for a statutory ceremony increases by the date of your ceremony, you will be asked to pay the difference.