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Aykley Heads House register office

Book an appointment at Aykley Heads House register office or arrange a ceremony at this Grade 2 listed building.

Coronavirus update

All register offices are closed to the public with effect from 30 March until further notice.

All birth registration appointments are cancelled until further notice. You can find out how to apply in advance for child benefit or universal credit before the birth is registered.

You can register a death through an appointment by telephoning 03000 266 000.

All ceremonies including weddings, civil partnerships, naming ceremonies and non-statutory celebrations have been suspended. Any queries in regards to ceremonies should be directed to

Certificates can still be ordered online or by phone, see our Birth, death, marriage and civil partnership certificates page.

For all the latest information on how our services are affected, see our Changes to services: Births, marriages and deaths page.

Hold your celebration here

Aykley Heads House is a Grade 2 listed, moderate-sized country villa. There are three ceremony rooms on the ground floor which are easily accessible:

  • the main ceremony room holds up to 65 people
  • the second ceremony room holds up to 35 people
  • the third ceremony room holds up to 20 people, and is located in a stairwell area 

Photographs can be taken in the grounds. 

You can book ceremonies on weekdays, weekends and public holidays - contact us to find out what dates are available.

How to get here

The Durham Register Office is located at Aykley Heads House, Aykley Heads, Durham. DH1 5TS. 

Aykley heads House is a short bus or car journey from Durham City. It is set back from the main road in its own grounds and there is good public transport links nearby as well as the University Hospital of North Durham. 

Contact us
Register Office - Aykley Heads House
03000 266 000
Our address is:
  • Aykley Heads
  • Durham
  • County Durham
  • United Kingdom
  • DH1 5TS
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