You can use this checklist to help you plan your ceremony.

Book your venue

Sutton Register Office

The Register Office (Russettings) is located on Worcester Road in Sutton. You can book your ceremony in one of our designated rooms.

Maximum capacity is:

  • 30 people in the Drawing Room
  • 90 people in the Garden Room

Please don’t invite more guests than the capacity of the room you book.

Other venues in Sutton

Other licensed venues are available in Sutton. You’ll need to book the venue and registrars separately. Contact us on 020 8770 6790 for more information or read about registrar fees for attending a licensed venue.

Give notice

Once you’ve provisionally booked your venue, you will need to give notice. It is a legal requirement that you must give notice at least 29 days before your ceremony, in person.

Marriage packs

Your marriage pack will be sent to you after you have given notice. It will include:

  • information about the framework
  • formal procedures
  • declaratory words
  • contractual words

You will also receive a Customising your ceremony form. You will need to fill this in with details of any enhancements and send it back to us.

On the day


You must arrive at least 15 minutes before your ceremony. It is a legal requirement that you are both interviewed to confirm your details for the marriage register.

Your guests also need to arrive in plenty of time.

If you are delayed for any reason we may not have time for your chosen enhancements or may even need to postpone your ceremony to another day.


You must provide an interpreter for your ceremony if you needed one to complete your notice. The interpreter will be required to act as a witness.

Special Requirements

If you or your witnesses have any special requirements, you must inform the office before your ceremony.


We will play light classical music whilst your guests are seated. You can provide your own music for:

  • the entrance of the Bride
  • the signing of the Register
  • when the Bride and Groom are leaving

Parking and Directions

Parking is available on our forecourt subject to availability, or we are a 10-minute walk away from Sutton Station. Get directions to the Registry Office (Russettings).