The Victorian Marriage Registry offers elegant marriage ceremonies at Melbourne's Old Treasury Building.
Our celebrants conduct civil ceremonies, ensure compliance with legal requirements and prepare vows for your wedding.
- Choice of Thomas Hyde or Margaret Craig room
- Legal marriage ceremony.
Learn more about what’s included in your fee.
The Old Treasury Building is next door to the Treasury Gardens and is ideal for photographs. It's also close to city restaurants, bars and hotels for celebrations after your ceremony.
There are two ceremony rooms to choose from. Both are beautifully furnished with period-styled furniture and decorated with flowers and artwork. (These include prints kindly loaned by Port Jackson Press)
Room viewings: 12.30–1.30pm every Thursday (excluding public holidays).
Our team of celebrants provide a professional and warm ceremony.
There are two different ceremonies:
- Standard marriage service: a traditional ceremony with the option of a reading or poem.
- Alternative marriage service: a simple ceremony without readings.
Depending on the service you choose, the ceremony will take between 10 and 20 minutes.
Ceremonies can take place on weekdays (except Tuesdays) or weekends.
Personalising your ceremony
If you book the standard ceremony, you're welcome to incorporate your own vows, reading and music. Learn more about personalising your ceremony.
The law requires you to have two witnesses at your ceremony to witness and sign the marriage certificate.
- Must be 18 years or older
- Can be a friend or family member
- Don't need to be Australian Citizens
- Don't have to provide proof of identity documents.
The Registry doesn't provide witnesses.
All ceremonies are in English. If either of you don't speak or understand English, you'll need to provide an interpreter.
- Can't be a family member
- Can't sign as a witness to the marriage
- Must be arranged before the ceremony.
If you're going to use an interpreter, notify us beforehand.
We don't provide or organise interpreters. If you need help finding an interpreter, contact the Translating and Interpreter Service (TIS)
If you need an interpreter, your ceremony can't go ahead unless they are present. There is a fee to rebook a new date.
What does your fee include?
Your ceremony fee includes:
Legal marriage ceremony
Commemorative marriage certificate
Standard (official) marriage certificate.
Once your marriage is registered, you can apply for a standard marriage certificate from BDM.