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Victorian Marriage Registry

The Victorian Marriage Registry offers elegant civil marriage ceremonies on weekdays and weekends for couples seeking an intimate and simple wedding. Situated in the heart of Melbourne, the Old Treasury Building is host to all Victorian Marriage Registry weddings and provides a beautiful heritage listed location for couples on their special day. All services and ceremonies are conducted by the Victorian Marriage Registry’s state officers employed by the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages who will ensure all legal requirements, paperwork and vows are taken care of for your wedding day.

 

The Venue

Located on the corner of Spring and MacArthur streets, the Victorian Marriage Registry is proud to offer the beautiful heritage listed Old Treasury Building as your potential wedding venue.
Situated next to Treasury Gardens and in close proximity to many wonderful restaurants, bars and hotels the Old Treasury building is an ideal location for photographs and celebrations after your ceremony.

 

 


Viewing times are every Thursday 12:30 to 1:30pm (excluding public holidays)

Rooms

The Victorian Marriage Registry offers couples the choice of two ceremony rooms.

The Margaret Craig Room

Perfect for ceremonies shared with friends and families. Accommodates no more than 55 guests.

The Thomas Hyde Room 

Perfect for intimate ceremonies and signing marriage paperwork. Accommodates no more than 8 guests.

Both ceremony rooms are elegantly furnished with period-styled furniture and decorated with flowers and artwork including some prints kindly loaned to the Registry by Port Jackson Press.

Viewing times are every Thursday 12:30 to 1:30pm (excluding public holidays).

 

Photo of the Margaret Craig room at the Old Treasury Building, the larger marriage room offered by the Victorian Marriage Registry   Photo of the Thomas Hyde room at the Old Treasury Building, the smaller marriage room offered by the Victorian Marriage Registry
Margaret Craig Room
accommodates up to 55 guests.
  Thomas Hyde Room
accommodates up to 8 guests.

 


 

The Ceremony

The Registry’s team of civil marriage celebrants provide a professional and warm wedding ceremony.

 

There are two different ceremonies

The standard marriage service: a traditional ceremony with the option of a reading or poem.
The alternative marriage service: a sweet and simple ceremony without readings.

Depending on the type of service selected, the ceremony will take between 10 to 20 minutes.

 

Witnesses and interpreters

It is a legal requirement that couples have two adult witnesses (18 years or older), who can speak and understand English, present on the day of the ceremony to witness and sign the marriage certificate. 

Witnesses:

  • can be a friend or family member
  • do not have to be Australian Citizens
  • do not have to provide proof of identity documents.

Please note, the Registry does not provide witnesses for your ceremony.

 

All ceremonies are conducted in English. If either the Bride or Groom do not speak or understand English, they will need to provide an interpreter for their ceremony.

The interpreter:

  • cannot be a family member
  • must be arranged before the ceremony.

The Bride and Groom must notify the Registry of their intention to use an interpreter.

Please note, the Registry does not provide or organise an interpreter.

You can contact the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS) if you need help finding an interpreter.

If an interpreter is required and not present on the day of the ceremony, the ceremony will not go ahead and full re-booking fees will be applied.

 

Photo of couple celebrating.

 

Fees

Product

Price

  Thomas Hyde room
(up to 8 guests)
Margaret Craig room
(up to 55 guests)

Midweek

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday - 9:30am to 4:30pm

(Please note Tuesdays are only available during peak periods)

$320.00 $420.00

Premium

Friday to Sunday

$390.00 $490.00
Note: The $170.00 booking fee is non-refundable.    

Reschedule fee

 
More than 60 days before your wedding date $50.00
46 to 60 days before your wedding date $100.00
Less than 45 days before your wedding date $200.00

Shortening your notice period

 

Fee to marry less than one month after giving your notice of intent to marry.

Note

$50.00

Cancellation

 

45 days or more before your wedding date

BDM will refund your ceremony fee, but not the $170.00 booking fee.

 

Less than 45 days before your wedding date

BDM will not issue any refund.

 

 

Read more information about weddings at the Victorian Marriage Registry in the Victorian Marriage Registry FAQs.

 

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