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 Civil Ceremony

Fees and charges for Ceremonies 2019-20

Ceremonies

Harrington Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Monday – Thursday £225 (£100 Booking, £125 Attendance)

Friday £225 (£100 Booking, £125 Attendance)

 

Rossetti Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Monday – Thursday £325 (£100 Booking, £225 Attendance)

Friday £325 (£100 Booking, £225 Attendance)

Saturday £375 (£100 Booking, £275 Attendance)

Sunday £600 (£100 Booking, £500 Attendance)

Public Holiday £700 (£100 Booking, £600 Attendance)

 

Brydon Room at Chelsea Old Town Hall

Monday – Thursday £525 (£100 Booking, £425 Attendance)

Friday £525 (£100 Booking, £425 Attendance)

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

Sunday £750 (£100 Booking, £650 Attendance)

Public Holiday £850 (£100 Booking, £750 Attendance)

 

Other Ceremony Venues in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea

Service 2019-20

Monday – Thursday £565 (£100 Booking, £465 Attendance)

Friday £565 (£100 Booking, £465 Attendance)

Saturday £645 (£100 Booking, £545 Attendance)

Sunday £755 (£100 Booking, £655 Attendance)

Public Holiday £855 (£100 Booking, £755 Attendance)

 

Ceremony Changes Fee (applicable at and after second change) £25

 

Register Office Ceremonies (Non-Refundable Booking Fee)  £57