Definition of registry office in English:

registry office


  • another term for register office (in informal and non-official use)
    • ‘Karina and Isabel had just come out of the registry office in London.’
    • ‘I set off to the registry office with my two bridesmaids early on Saturday afternoon as I was so excited I couldn't wait any longer.’
    • ‘The idea is that any same sex couple over 16 (with parental permission if under 18) would be able to register their partnership at a registry office.’
    • ‘Jane, who has three children from a previous relationship - Craig, Stefan and Rebecca - and Carol, will be marrying at the registry office at Stockport Town Hall in front of all their family and friends.’
    • ‘Another new trend is the licensed venue - instead of a drab registry office, you can get married (a la Madonna) in a castle, or any number of other venues.’
    • ‘Whether you will be having a church wedding, tying the knot at a registry office, or have chosen a more unusual venue, we want to speak to you.’
    • ‘Sarah, 23, and new husband Denham Crowden were married in their local registry office - and followed up with a reception at the nearby bowling alley.’
    • ‘As the happy couple look forward to their wedding Maya lets herself into Sunita's flat and steals her birth certificate meaning they can't book the registry office.’
    • ‘A few loud boos blotted the air - bad form whatever one thinks about the couple - as the car pulled up at the registry office but they were quickly drowned out by the band.’
    • ‘I watch a wedding party stroll down dainty Secretary's Lane to the registry office - Gibraltar is becoming a popular nuptial destination, thanks to the ease of obtaining a marriage certificate.’
    • ‘We married in a registry office and arranged the service of dedication for the next day, in Sophie's local church.’
    • ‘One result of the new rules is that it will take out of the churches weddings that only take place in church because it's a more amenable venue than a registry office.’
    • ‘From the registry office, we went for our blessings (very touching) and headed straight to the best part - the party.’
    • ‘There will also be facilities for weddings linking with the adjoining registry office and other social and cultural events.’
    • ‘Once your certificate of approval has been accepted by the designated registry office the certificate of approval will be surrendered to the registrar who in turn will issue a notice to marry which will be valid for a period of 1 year.’
    • ‘Seven years ago you could only marry in a church or a registry office and so it was size that dictated our venue more than anything else.’
    • ‘County Hall would continue to be the main registry office, but its use could be extended for same-sex couples registering their relationships and new Citizenship Ceremonies.’
    • ‘We made a pact not to get suckered into wedding stuff, so we booked the registry office and got the rings and bought some smartish clothes at Camden Market.’
    • ‘At present those who marry in church have their marriage registered for them by the church while those who go through a civil ceremony sign the register in the registry office.’
    • ‘I would have gone quietly to a registry office, or sneaked off abroad and not told anyone until after the deed was done.’


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