York’s Register Office at 56 Bootham – will re-open for weddings on Saturday (10 March) following a refurbishment of the Grade II listed Georgian building.
The £130,000 scheme has seen the creation of the new ‘Ebor room’ where wedding parties can chat to the registrar and prepare themselves for the ceremony; an improved reception area; the relocation of the upstairs ceremony room to the ground floor making it more easily accessible, and an additional interview room, which will enable the office to carry out more appointments.
In addition to the refurbishment, registrars have been working on a digitisation project which means that customers will soon be able to book appointments with a registrar, make payments and order copy certificates online 24/7 for the first time via www.york.gov.uk, making it even quicker and easier.
Amanda Sykes, Registration Services Manager, City of York Council, said: “I’d like to thank all our customers and staff for their patience while the refurbishment was going on. We’re delighted with the new-look office and hope it will really improve facilities for our customers.”
Councillor Ann Reid, Interim Executive Member for Culture, Leisure and Tourism, City of York Council, said: “The Register Office is a key civic building in the city and I’m really pleased that we’ve been able to improve the facilities, whilst keeping the unique look and feel of the historic building.”
Contact information for York Register Office is unchanged: call 01904 654477 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the week commencing 12 March, some appointments will still take place at West Offices – customers are advised to double check when they make their appointment whether it will be at Bootham or West Offices. All ceremonies will be held at Bootham from 10 March