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Book a ceremony at Merton Register Office

Bookings for marriages and civil partnerships can be made up to two years in advance. To secure the date and time you require you can either book in person or telephone Merton Register Office at Morden Park House.

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Coronavirus - updates to Terms and Conditions

  • The Coronavirus pandemic has not ended and the virus is still present in the population. It may be necessary to cancel and/or reschedule appointments and ceremonies at short notices due to changes in government restriction, or the need for our staff to self-isolate.
  • By booking at this time you agree that you understand and accept the risk of late notice cancellations or rescheduling.
  • The maximum number of guests that the room you have booked can accommodate is stated in the booking letter you will receive. However, due to the pandemic the number of guests may be varied without warning due to government guidance and guidance from Public Health England.
  • The minimum number of guests required to attend a ceremony is two. They must fully understand all that is said during the ceremony and act as the legal witnesses of the event.
  • No refunds will be offered to customers who are subject to restrictions in the number of guests due to pandemic.
  • There will be no right to reschedule due to guest or other pandemic restrictions, the normal rescheduling fees and polices will be in operation.
  • At the recommendation/instruction of the Government enhancements to ceremonies above the statutory minimum may be removed at any time without notice.
  • Face coverings will be encouraged to be worn by all visiting Morden Park House. 
  • All those visiting Morden Park House are expected to keep a minimum of 2 metres from our staff at all times.

Number of guests at Morden Park House ceremonies

From the 19th July 2021, the country moves to Step 4 on the Road Map, our rooms will have the following capacities:

The Sheridan Room30 guests
The Lord Nelson Room40 guests
The Ewart Room 100 guests
The Gazebo100 guests

Please note that you are permitted 1 photographer or videographer in addition to the guest numbers. However, it is vital that this individual like everyone else must remain no closer than 2 metres from all staff members at all times.

The Gazebo, has the same number of guests as our largest room (The Ewart)  in case the ceremony needs to be moved inside the house due to bad weather.

Number of guests at other licensed venues in Merton

From the 19th May 2021, licensed venues in Merton are permitted to organise their guests as they see fit within the constraints of their licence. However, all persons must keep a minimum of 2 metres from the registrars at all times.


Days that we offer appointments to get married on

Weddings at Morden Park House will initially be available Thursday - Sunday only. We have decided to limit the days we offer weddings to Thursday-Sunday only. This is to allow us to more safely manage the numbers of customers in the building.

Extra guests outside

Only the maximum number of guests as stated can be admitted to the house and the courtyard. If more guests want to meet you in the public park after the ceremony that is fine.

Live streaming the ceremony

One of your witnesses is welcome to stream the ceremony and make use of the guest Wi-Fi, however it is sensible to provide a 3g/4g/5g back up as the signal is often not very strong. You will need to provide your own equipment.

Photography

We need to minimise contact between couples and our staff therefore we cannot allow our staff to handle your phones and cameras. You are welcome to take your own photographs or have your photographer do so of course.

Making sure you are safe to marry at Morden Park House

We have implemented a strict one way system through the building. This means that there cannot be any arrivals of brides and or grooms to the front of the house. Everyone must enter the house through the courtyard.

Fees

Sheridan Room (30 guests normally)

Day

2021

2022

2023​

Thursday​​£210​​£250​​£275
Friday​​£210​​£250​​£275
Saturday​£250​£300​£330
Sunday​£550​£600​£625
Selected days*​£1,500​£1500​£1500
Ceremonies outside normal hours​£600​£600​£600

Lord Nelson Room (40 guests normally)

Day

2021

2022

2023

Thursday​£250​£290​£300
Friday​£250​£290​£300
Saturday​£300​£350​£380
Sunday​£575​£625​£650
Selected days*​£1,300​£1500​£1500
Ceremonies outside normal hours​£600​£600​£600

Ewart Room (100 guests normally)

Day

​​2021

2022

​2023

Thursday​​£450​£500​£525
Friday​​£450​£500​£525
Saturday​£500​£550​£600
Sunday​£600​£650​£680
Selected days*​£1,500​£1500​£1500
Ceremonies outside normal hours​£725​£725​£725

Court Yard (100 guests normally)

Day

2021

2022

2023

Thursday​​£500​£575​£600
Friday​​£500​£575​£600
Saturday​£625​£700​£725
Sunday​£700​£750​£800
Selected days*​£1,500​£1500​£1500
Ceremonies outside normal hours​£725​£725​£725

Outside venues

Day

2021

2022

2023

Monday​£475​£525​£550
Tuesday​​£475​£525​£550​
Wednesday​​£475​​£525​£550
Thursday​​£475​​£525​£550
Friday​​£475​​£525​£550
Saturday​£525​£575​£590
Sunday​£575​£625​£650
Selected days*​​£1,500​£1500​£1500
Ceremonies outside normal hours£725​​£725​£725

* Selected days: Christmas Day, Good Friday, Easter Sunday, Easter Monday, Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve (when on a Saturday on Sunday)

Normal hours for ceremonies are Monday – Friday 09:00 – 15:30 and Saturday 09:00 – 17:30

Exclusive use of Morden Park House, attendance of the registrar for your ceremony and security guards, an option to erect a marquee in the court yard.

Exclusive use Pack

 

Accessibility

All rooms in Morden Park House have step free access via a lift.

Drinks packages 

(Please note that this service is currently unavailable)

DayCost
Mon - Fri up to 40£425
Mon - Fri up to 100£500
Saturday up to 100£600
Sunday up to 100£650

Couples have the opportunity to toast their union at Morden Park House with our brand new drinks reception packages. Prices include one drink per person (this can be extended to two, additional charges apply), two hours from the start time of your ceremony to enjoy the courtyard and your drinks, a selection of seating and staff to serve your guests. In case of inclement weather a suitable room within the building will be made available for you.

To secure a booking in one of the rooms or venues listed above, a non-refundable booking fee, and potentially a deposit, will apply as detailed below:

Time of booking

Booking fee

2021

Booking fee

2022​

Booking fee

2023

Non-refundable deposit required
Under 12 months ahead £30.00 ​£50.00​£75.00 £0.00
Between 12 and 24 months ahead £50.00 ​£50.00​£75.00 £100.00

Please see our Terms and Conditions for more information.

Only the parties marrying or forming a civil partnership may book a ceremony.

Information packs

The following documents detail what will happen in your ceremony. Please note these are only relevant for ceremonies that have been booked.

Ceremonies at Morden Park House

Ceremonies at Outside Venues in Merton

Pre-Ceremony Organiser

Other Ceremonies

Opening hours

Monday to Friday 9.00am - 4.30pm, except for the third Thursday of every month when the office closes at 12.30pm.

Saturday and Sunday some services are available by appointment only.

Christmas opening hours

Contact us

Merton Register Office
Morden Park House
Morden Park
London Road
Morden
SM4 5QU

Map of Merton Register Office

Email: register.office@merton.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 8274 5777

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