NSW Marriage Office

Your Courthouse Wedding Options

What Is A Registry Wedding?


Registry weddings in NSW are much smaller and simpler than personalized weddings.

You can marry at our office in Newcastle, in the Hunter Valley or in Tamworth. We can also come to your location, so you can choose the location of your registry wedding in the vicinity of Newcastle - your garden, a park or the beach. 

You might choose to have just your witnesses attend with you, or invite a few others with your numbers limited to 10.  There are no props or styling such as arches or aisles.

Registry weddings follow a prescribed legal script and take around 20 minutes. NSW Marriage Office ceremonies are performed during office hours, Monday to Friday.  

Who Is A Registry Wedding For?


For those wishing to marry in a hurry, with no fuss, a registry wedding is ideal.

Often registry weddings suit those getting married if they've been married before, as these ceremonies are far simpler and quicker.

If you need to marry with a visa in mind, a registry wedding can be your simple solution.

Those who are planning a non-legal wedding overseas and want to formalise their marriage in Australia have a registry wedding ceremony.  Similarly, for couples with no religious beliefs – or different religious beliefs – a registry wedding is a no-fuss and secular option.  

Small Wedding Simplicity

If you'd like a simple legal wedding or a small wedding with your closest few, we provide registry wedding ceremonies at our office in Newcastle, in the Hunter Valley and in Tamworth. And if you'd like to marry at your own Newcastle location, we can come to you.

Are you planning a courthouse wedding?

Don't! Marry in a beautiful location, not a crusty courthouse!


If you’re about to book your wedding at a courthouse, you can have the same legal marriage provided but in a much nicer location.  The prices are the same, but you get a friendly, natural ceremony from an Authorised Marriage Celebrant instead of a courthouse worker.

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Wedding Fees

Everything you need to make your marriage official is included in all our packages.  Lodgement of your Notice of Intended Marriage (NOIM) all legal preparation, your celebrant, a legal marriage ceremony, submission of documents and registration of your marriage.


Registry weddings are available at our Newcastle office from $475. 


For full details of our registry office wedding ceremonies, enquire now.


We are authorised, qualified and experienced Commonwealth Marriage Celebrants who offer a complete registry wedding service. The closest government registry office is in Sydney, so the NSW Marriage Office provides this service in the Newcastle, Tamworth and Hunter Valley areas. 

Everything for your marriage is included. We lodge all of your legal paperwork, our celebrant performs the legal ceremony for your marriage on the day.  Later that day your documents are filed and registered with the NSW Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages.