Victoria - Marriage Registry Weddings

Marriage Office Ceremonies at the
Victorian Private Marriage Registry

Authorised Celebrants and Award Winning Ceremony Room located at the Marriage Victoria offices in South Yarra.

MOBILE CONTACT: 0424 77 88 00

Price Guide What will I pay

The beautiful renowned South Yarra ceremony room at Melbourne Marriage Registry – Victoria and Victorian Private Marriage Registry can be booked for your personal wedding ceremony – literally any time of day or day of the week – 365 days a year – 7 Days a week, including Christmas Day or any Public Holidays.

This stunning and welcoming ceremony room in South Yarra  is Melbourne’s most chosen alternative and privately run successful registry (for the last 14+ years) to the State Government-run Victoria Marriage Registry in Spring Street, Melbourne.

Service is our key ingredients, and the celebrants all work tirelessly to make your wedding amazing – is all about your choice of wedding ceremony – and whether you are wanting a simple elopement or an elaborate wedding at your own chosen location.We can offer you all options at Melbourne’s most affordable value for money pricing.

You can book your Victorian Private Marriage Registry wedding ceremony to be legally conducted in one month from the date of signing your Notice of Intended Marriage, and there is no additional fee for use of our ‘Up-To-35 Guests’ sized ceremony room. Or, you can elope with as few as two guests!

Please refer to the costings on this Price list and the conditions listed below. All bookings are dependant upon availability. There are two separate payments for our services: Part One (Lodgement of the Notice of Intended Marriage) and Part Two (Ceremony).

Part One: Initial Lodgement of ‘Notice of Intended Marriage’ (Form 13) Paperwork

Lodgement of ‘Notice Of Intended Marriage – Form 13’with authorised celebrant. (This includes any transfer of NOIM-Form 13 paperwork from another celebrant across to Melbourne Private Marriage Registry – Victoria)

Initial Non–Refundable Lodgement  Payment                        *$175


Part Two: Marriage Registry – Ceremony Booking – Fee Schedule* (Additional cost to Part One fee)

*Prices listed are 100%  ‘all-inclusive’ – including the Celebrant, all Legal Paperwork, as required by law, and use of our warm and intimate Ceremony Room (which can accommodate up to 35+ people).  A booking of up to 30 minutes is allocated for your ceremony time in the ceremony room for up to 6 guests attending with you, of a full hour if you choose up to 35 guests. We also recently added a 40 minute option for up to 12 guests.

You will be required to bring two witnesses over the age of 18 years.

The choices are endless.

You may choose to have anywhere from just a few friends and family, right up to approximately 35 guests, however we recommend booking in for extended time for your ceremony if you wish to extend your celebrations with your group and have a photographer take the time to photograph in our lovely ceremony space with you – as ceremonies with larger guest numbers usually run overtime and this will be billed in additional 30 minute increments.

Please note – after the celebrant uploads all the legal documentation into the Government marriage portal, the final processed Marriage Certificate will be obtainable from for the current fee of $64.40 with local Express Post delivery including. Please check their website for details.

Upon your request, the celebrant is also able to order this Official Marriage Certificate on your behalf and ensure it is posted to your chosen address location, so your don’t have to worry about producing further IDs for the online ordering process to the BDM offices.

There are two separate parts you will need to make payment for with us:

  1. Payment One:     The $175 lodgement fee for the Notice of Intended Marriage.   This is an up-front payment and is non-refundable.
  2. Payment Two:     The Ceremony Fee, which is all-inclusive of the legal documentation, the celebrant, use of the ceremony room, and the conducting of the ceremony. There are many different options depending on the number of guests and which date and time suits you.


*Varying Re-schedule Fees (*this only applies to Part Two of the fee schedule)

~ More than 1 month before ceremony booking                                 No charge

~ Between 8 to 30 days before ceremony booking                                   $80

~ 4 to 7 days before the ceremony booking                                           $150
~ 1 to 3 days before the ceremony booking                                     Full payment due.
*Varying Cancellation Fees (*this only applies to Part Two of the fee schedule)
~ More than 1 month before booking                                                  No charge
~ Between 8 to 30 days before ceremony booking                                  $150
~ 4 to 7 days or less before the ceremony booking                                 $180
~ 1 to 3 days before the ceremony booking                                     Full payment due.
~ Late arrival or non-attendance will incur the full booking fee. No refund will be due. A new time will need to be booked – at the appropriate booking fee or cost.

*Note: The Booking fee will be refunded within 7 days of written notice being received by the Melbourne Marriage Registry – Victoria and Victorian Private Marriage Registry, minus the appropriate listed cancellation fee. Receipt of such notice is deemed to be dated from the moment our offices receive the written notice. You will receive immediate confirmation from our offices as soon as this written notice is received.

*The Notice of Intended Marriage Form 13 must be lodged no less than one month before the proposed date of the ceremony, and no more than 18 months from the proposed date of the ceremony.

*All Premium costings include any Public Holidays which are not included in the Premium Max costings.

*All Premium Max costings include Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day, Easter (Friday to Monday), Queen’s Birthday, Anzac Day, Australia Day, Chinese New Year, February 29th, Valentine’s day & Valentine’s Weekend plus the weekends closest to these dates.

*A new day is deemed to begin at 6am on each day.

*All bookings are made in 30 minute segments. Any extended time in the ceremony rooms is costed in 30 minute increments.

*Late attendance or failure to arrive for a booked ceremony will result in a cancellation of the booked time and the couple will forfeit the full booking fee. The couple will be required to book a new time at the appropriate booking fee or cost.

*All bookings are dependant upon availability. Early booking is recommended for popular wedding days such as Valentine’s Day and New Year’s Eve.

*Off-site Weddings are available at a higher cost.  We have access to over 20 experienced, excellent celebrants available for your specific requirements. Please enquire during business hours regarding our celebrant-client ‘matching service’. Price will be individually quoted upon enquiry.

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Based on 56 reviews
Anoeska Wessels
Anoeska Wessels
WOW, Chess Melbourne Private Marriage Registry - Victoria we aee left speechless with how amazing today was, we never thought it will feel like we are back in SA getting married between friends and family..... I would have to rate your service 10 out 10 from explaining the process to logeding the paper work right throught to the big day, the service was flawless..... THANKS FOR MAKING OUR DAY SO SPECIAL.
Julia Donaldson
Julia Donaldson
We were fortunate enough to have our wedding here very recently. Merryn and the team are absolute professionals, friendly and very accommodating. The room itself is lovely and welcoming too. We wanted a small, intimate, fuss-free and stress-free wedding, and that is exactly what we got. Highly recommend!
Precious Mei Bumanglag
Precious Mei Bumanglag
We had a wonderful and very intimate wedding in our backyard. Chess is exceptional on her craft such a beautiful ceremony we had because of her. I would really recommend her and the Melbourne-Private Marriage Registry. ❤️❤️
Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight
Was a great special day was absolutely perfect thank you to the team for helping us make our special day perfect
Sami Elphick
Sami Elphick
Everything was absolutely fantastic! The lovely staff were a breath of fresh air. And a special shoutout to Chess, who made our day one to truly remember!!! 5 stars is not enough for this beautiful venue! ❤️
Ajla Lovrecic
Ajla Lovrecic
Such a great experience. We assumed that we would be walking into a room with a desk and signing some papers. It was absolutely beyond our expectations. The ceremony and set up was so beautiful. We wanted something budget friendly & intimate only with our immediate family. We got that and soo much more. Chess was wonderful on the day. She guided us through every step. I was so nervous but the atmosphere when we walked in immediately made us both calm and ready to take the next step in our lives. We couldn’t have imagined a more beautiful day and just want to express our deepest gratitude. Will highly be recommending this to all our family and friends!
Kerrie “Kez”
Kerrie “Kez”
These wonderful people helped us organise our Melb wedding, from our interstate home. And when, at the last moment, we asked if they could come to us on location in Melb, they readily and happily accommodated us. Chess, our Celebrant, was the perfect person for a perfect day. She seemed to have an innate ability to tap into our essence and wove the ceremony accordingly. She exudes love, warmth and sincerity and brings ease and her own beautiful nature to a very special day. Everyone at the wedding was in agreeance and all fell in love with her. She was perfect. Thank you so much Chess. xx
Great service ,Chess was fantastic ,she really made our special day perfect. I definitely highly recommend.