Civil Marriage Ceremonies

The RiverHill is the perfect location for your Wedding Day, including the Wedding Ceremony itself. If you are considering a civil marriage at The RiverHill, you may find the following information helpful.

Ceremonies may be held from 9.00 am until 4.00pm each day (except Good Friday, Christmas Day, Boxing Day and Main Bank Holidays).

After discussing dates and times with the hotel, the bride and groom to be must notify Birkenhead Registry Office of their intention to marry at the RiverHill.

They then make an advanced booking with their registrar and arrange the necessary formalities, including the Registrar’s fee. Provisional bookings can be made 12 months in advance, though they can not be confirmed until 3 months in advance.

Civil marriage ceremonies are solemn and non-religious. Any queries with regard to this can be dealt with by the Registry Office.

Music as a background to the event, can be supplied by the guest.

The Bride and Groom must meet with the Registrar privately before the ceremony in a separate room. They need not be seen together, but if they do want to meet prior to the Ceremony, the hotel will provide a separate room for them.

After the ceremony, you may arrange the recital of poetry or personal vows, however, please discuss this with the Registrar in advance.

The Registrar’s fee is £289.50, Monday to Friday, £328.50 on a Saturday, and £389.50 on a Sunday and Bank Holiday. This is payable at the Registry Office 7 days in advance of the event.

No flash photography to be used during the ceremony.

The hire charge of the room in the hotel is £100.00 Monday to Friday and £150.00 on a Saturday and Sunday, and is payable 14 days in advance. There is no hire charge for those taking advantage of one of our Special Offer Wedding Packages.

Please contact us directly to discuss your requirements further and to view the Hotel.