Marriage/civil partnerships certificate

We hold copies of marriage certificates for all marriages in Gwynedd since 1837, and civil partnership since 1994. If you are looking for a marriage certificate dated before 1837 please contact the archives service.

If the wedding was held at a church which had its own officials to act for the Registrar, Gwynedd Council’s Registration Service will not receive a copy of the certificate until the register at the chapel has been closed.  For advice, please call:  01766 771000.

  • Cost
    £12.50 including first class post 
  • How to request a copy?
    • Phone: 01766 771000 and pay with a debit card
    • Post: Download the form below:
      Buy a copy of a marriage certificate                                                          Buy a copy of a civil partnership certificate and return with a cheque/postal order made payable to ‘Gwynedd Council’ to: Registrars, Council headquarters, Shirehall Street, Caernarfon, LL55 1SH
  • How and when will I receive the certificate? Once we have received your application and payment, we will aim to send the certificate to you in the post within 10 working days

If you need the certificate in a hurry, you can make an urgent request.

If we receive the request before 10.30am (Monday - Thursday) you may choose to collect the certificate from Siop Gwynedd in Caernarfon (after 3 o’clock that day) OR have it be posted with ‘1st class – Signed For’ postage the same day.

The cost for an urgent request is £38.50 for each copy including first class post.

  • How do I make an urgent request for a certificate?- Phone: 01766 771000 and pay with a debit card before 10.30am (Monday to Thursday)


More information

Call us on 01766 771000.