Births, marriages and deaths

Our registrars can help you to register a birth or death or make arrangements for your wedding or civil partnership.

To minimise your waiting time we mainly operate on an appointment only service. You can make an appointment by contacting us.

Ceremony venues and planning

Blackburn with Darwen Council have a specialist team who understand the importance of planning your celebration to perfection and are dedicated to helping you choose the right venue and that your celebration surpasses your expectations.

With a choice of ceremonies, reading and music you can make your day truly unique.

Our guidance and practical assistance will ensure that when your ‘big day’ arrives it will be a truly memorable occasion.

Information about our ceremony venues

Ceremonies available

Invitation to the Northgate Ceremony Suite Open Day

Are you looking for the perfect place to hold your big day? Why not come along to the open day taking place at the Northgate Ceremony Suite, Northgate, Blackburn on Saturday, August 27, at 11am to 2pm and take a look at this newly commissioned venue.

You can find out more here.

Important notice regarding payment for any registration services

As from Monday 1st August 2016 Blackburn with Darwen Registration Service will be unable to accept cash payment for any registration services. The service will continue to accept cheque/postal order and card payments. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.

Office closures

Blackburn with Darwen Registration Services will be closed on Bank Holiday Monday 29th August 2016.

Emergency funeral service available:

  • Saturday 27/8/16 10:00-16:00
  • Sunday 28/8/16 10:00-16:00
  • Monday 29/08/16 10:00-14:00

Call 07736029054

Blackburn Register office has relocated

The office is now based at Town Hall, King William Street, Blackburn BB1 7DY

Appointments at Darwen Town Hall

Appointments can be made to register births, stillbirths, deaths, give notice of marriage or plan a celebratory ceremony. This service is strictly by appointment only available Mondays and Fridays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at children's centres (birth registrations only)

These sessions are for birth registrations only, available 2pm to 4pm alternate Wednesdays at Little Harwood Children's Centre, Robinson Street, Blackburn, BB1 5PE and Higher Croft Children’s Centre, Fishmoor Drive, Blackburn BB2 3UY.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

Appointments at the Royal Blackburn Hospital, Haslingden Road, Blackburn.

These sessions are for death registrations only available Tuesdays and Wednesdays.

Contact us to make an appointment or for more information.

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