Approved premises

Approved premises for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

If you have a venue that you think would be a perfect location to hold civil weddings and civil partnerships, you need to apply to for a licence.

To be licensed, a venue must be a permanent structure, dignified and an appropriate place where couples can celebrate an important day in their lives.

Fees

The cost of a licence is reviewed annually.

First application:

  • minimum fee for 2 rooms only £1425
  • £100 is to be added for each additional room to be licensed

Renewals:

  • minimum fee for 2 rooms only £1045
  • £100 is to be added for each additional room to be licensed

The licence is issued for a minimum of 3 years. Fees are non-returnable.

How to apply

You can download an application pack (PDF 170.2KB) with guidance notes.

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