Description

 

Kensington and Chelsea Register Office offer a range of non-legal ceremonies conducted by a registrar to celebrate those important life occasions such as recognising your years together or welcoming a new addition to your family.

Commitment Ceremony

Commitment ceremonies are an opportunity for couples wishing to have a celebration where they may declare their love and commitment for each other in front of family and friends.  Commitment ceremonies have no legal recognition.  

Commitment ceremonies may take place in any of the approved venues in Kensington and Chelsea or at the Chelsea Old Town Hall itself. 

To make a booking, call us on 0207 361 4100 or e-mail registrars@rbkc.gov.uk

Renewal of Vows Ceremony

This is a special ceremony for couples who wish to renew their vows in a unique and personal way. 

Often a Renewal of Vows Ceremony is associated with a special anniversary but the ceremony is just as appropriate for couples at any stage of their union.  This ceremony is a wonderful opportunity for couples to reaffirm their love for one another and one which their family and friends can share in. 

Renewal of Vows ceremonies have no legal recognition.

Renewal of Vows ceremonies may take in any of the approved venues in Kensington and Chelsea or at the Chelsea Old Town Hall itself. 

You can check availability and book your ceremony online.

Naming Ceremony

A Naming Ceremony is an occasion for parents, family and friends to pledge their love and commitment to a child.  It is an opportunity to celebrate the birth of a new baby or to welcome an adoptive child or step-child into their new family.  Supporting adults, grandparents and older siblings are able to make their promises to the child and you can choose poems or readings to enhance the ceremony. 

Naming Ceremonies can be arranged by anyone, from any cultural background and with any spiritual or religious beliefs.  There is no age limit to a Naming Ceremony and more than one sibling may be named at the same time. 

Naming ceremonies have no legal recognition.

Naming ceremonies may take place in any of the approved venues in Kensington and Chelsea or at the Chelsea Old Town Hall itself. 

To make a booking, call us on 0207 361 4100 or e-mail registrars@rbkc.gov.uk

Citizenship Ceremonies

Any person who has applied for and been granted British Citizenship will be required to attend a citizenship ceremony to make a pledge of allegiance to Her Majesty the Queen and the United Kingdom.  At the completion of the ceremony the new citizen will be presented with their ‘Certificate of Naturalisation’ allowing them to apply for their British passport.  

There are two types of ceremony that you may choose from.  A group ceremony which is held fortnightly at the Kensington Town Hall and for which there is no charge; or a private ceremony which is held at the Chelsea Old Town Hall upon special request.  Private Citizenship ceremonies can usually be arranged at very short notice, often within a couple of days, for an additional fee. 

Public citizenship ceremonies with the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea take place in the Council Chamber at the Kensington Town Hall, on most Tuesday mornings.

Private citizenship ceremonies may take place in the Harrington, Rossetti or Brydon Room at the Chelsea Old Town Hall.

Book a citizenship ceremony

Cost of a Non-Legal Ceremony

Fees and charges for Ceremonies 2021-22

Harrington Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

  • Monday – Friday £250 (£100 Booking, £150 Attendance)

Rossetti Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

  • Monday – Friday £400 (£100 Booking, £300 Attendance)
  • Saturday £450 (£100 Booking, £350 Attendance)
  • Sunday £650 (£100 Booking, £550 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)

Brydon Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

  • Monday – Friday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Saturday £700 (£100 Booking, £600 Attendance)
  • Sunday £800 (£100 Booking, £700 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £900 (£100 Booking, £800 Attendance)

Mayor's Parlour at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Until 31 March 2022

  • Saturday £650 (£100 Booking, £550 Attendance)

 

Other Ceremony Venues in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Service 2021-22

  • Monday – Friday £600 (£100 Booking, £500 Attendance)
  • Saturday £700 (£100 Booking, £600 Attendance)
  • Sunday £800 (£100 Booking, £700 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £900 (£100 Booking, £800 Attendance)

Small Hall, Main Hall or Cadogan Suite at Chelsea Old town Hall

  • Monday – Friday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Saturday £700 (£100 Booking, £600 Attendance)
  • Sunday £800 (£100 Booking, £700 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £900 (£100 Booking, £800 Attendance)

 

Fees and charges for Ceremonies 2022-23

Harrington Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Summer season, 1 April 2022 to 31 October 2022

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £255 (£100 Booking, £155 Attendance)
  • Fridays £275 (£100 Booking, £175 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £425 (£100 Booking, £325 Attendance)
  • Sundays £525 (£100 Booking, £425 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £625 (£100 Booking, £525 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £265 (£100 Booking, £165 Attendance)
  • Fridays £285 (£100 Booking, £185 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £445 (£100 Booking, £345 Attendance)
  • Sundays £545 (£100 Booking, £445 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £645 (£100 Booking, £545 Attendance)

 

Winter season, 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £250 (£100 Booking, £150 Attendance)
  • Fridays 270 (£100 Booking, £170 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £420 (£100 Booking, £320 Attendance)
  • Sundays £520 (£100 Booking, £420 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £620 (£100 Booking, £520 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £260 (£100 Booking, £160 Attendance)
  • Fridays £280 (£100 Booking, £180 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £440 (£100 Booking, £340 Attendance)
  • Sundays £540 (£100 Booking, £440 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £640 (£100 Booking, £540 Attendance)

 

Rossetti Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Summer season 1 April 2022 to 31 October 2022

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £410 (£100 Booking, £310 Attendance)
  • Fridays £430 (£100 Booking, £330 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £475 (£100 Booking, £375 Attendance)
  • Sundays £675 (£100 Booking, £575 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £775 (£100 Booking, £675 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £420 (£100 Booking, £320 Attendance)
  • Fridays £440 (£100 Booking, £340 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £490 (£100 Booking, £390 Attendance)
  • Sundays £690 (£100 Booking, £590 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £790 (£100 Booking, £690 Attendance)

 

Winter season 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £400 (£100 Booking, £300 Attendance)
  • Fridays £420 (£100 Booking, £320 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £460 (£100 Booking, £360 Attendance)
  • Sundays £660 (£100 Booking, £560 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £760 (£100 Booking, £660 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £415 (£100 Booking, £315 Attendance)
  • Fridays £435 (£100 Booking, £335 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £480 (£100 Booking, £380 Attendance)
  • Sundays £680 (£100 Booking, £580 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £780 (£100 Booking, £680 Attendance)

 

Brydon Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Summer season 1 April 2022 to 31 October 2022

Mornings (until 12pm): 

  • Mondays to Thursdays £560 (£100 Booking, £460 Attendance)
  • Fridays £580 (£100 Booking, £480 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £740 (£100 Booking, £640 Attendance)
  • Sundays £840 (£100 Booking, £740 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £940 (£100 Booking, £840 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £575 (£100 Booking, £475 Attendance)
  • Fridays £595 (£100 Booking, £495 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £760 (£100 Booking, £660 Attendance)
  • Sundays £860 (£100 Booking, £760 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £960 (£100 Booking, £860 Attendance)

 

Winter season 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Fridays £570 (£100 Booking, £470 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £720 (£100 Booking, £620 Attendance)
  • Sundays £820 (£100 Booking, £720 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £920 (£100 Booking, £820 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Mondays to Thursdays £565 £100 Booking, £465 Attendance
  • Fridays £585 (£100 Booking, £485 Attendance)
  • Saturdays £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)
  • Sundays £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)
  • Public Holidays £950 (£100 Booking, £850 Attendance)

 

Other Ceremony Venues in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Summer season 1 April 2022 to 31 October 2022

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £620 (£100 Booking, £520 Attendance)
  • Friday £640 (£100 Booking, £540 Attendance)
  • Saturday £740 (£100 Booking, £640 Attendance)
  • Sunday £840 (£100 Booking, £740 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £940 (£100 Booking, £840 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £630 (£100 Booking, £530 Attendance)
  • Friday £650 (£100 Booking, £550 Attendance)
  • Saturday £765 (£100 Booking, £665 Attendance)
  • Sunday £865 (£100 Booking, £765 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £965 (£100 Booking, £865 Attendance)

 

Winter season, 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £610 (£100 Booking, £510 Attendance)
  • Friday £630 (£100 Booking, £530 Attendance)
  • Saturday £720 (£100 Booking, £620 Attendance)
  • Sunday £820 (£100 Booking, £720 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £920 (£100 Booking, £820 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Monday-Thursday £620 (£100 Booking, £520 Attendance)
  • Friday £640 (£100 Booking, £540 Attendance)
  • Saturday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)
  • Sunday £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £950 (£100 Booking, £850 Attendance)

 

Mayor's Parlour at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Summer season 1 April 2022 to 31 October 2022

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Friday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Saturday £650 (£100 Booking, £550 Attendance)
  • Sunday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Friday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Saturday £650 (£100 Booking, £550 Attendance)
  • Sunday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)

 

Winter season, 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Friday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Saturday £650 (£100 Booking, £550 Attendance)
  • Sunday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Friday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Saturday £650 (£100 Booking, £550 Attendance)
  • Sunday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)

 

Small Hall, Main Hall or Cadogan Suite at Chelsea Old town Hall

Summer season 1 April 2022 to 31 October 2022

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £560 (£100 Booking, £460 Attendance)
  • Friday £580 (£100 Booking, £480 Attendance)
  • Saturday £740 (£100 Booking, £640 Attendance)
  • Sunday £840 (£100 Booking, £740 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £940 (£100 Booking, £840 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Monday-Thursday £575 (£100 Booking, £475 Attendance)
  • Friday £595 (£100 Booking, £495 Attendance)
  • Saturday £760 (£100 Booking, £660 Attendance)
  • Sunday £860 (£100 Booking, £760 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £960 (£100 Booking, £860 Attendance)

 

Winter season, 1 November 2022 to 31 March 2023

Mornings (until 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Friday £570 (£100 Booking, £470 Attendance)
  • Saturday £720 (£100 Booking, £620 Attendance)
  • Sunday £820 (£100 Booking, £720 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £920 (£100 Booking, £820 Attendance)

Afternoons (from 12pm):

  • Monday to Thursday £550 (£100 Booking, £450 Attendance)
  • Friday £585 (£100 Booking, £485 Attendance)
  • Saturday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)
  • Sunday £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)
  • Public Holiday £950 (£100 Booking, £850 Attendance)