You need a licence to hold a civil ceremony or wedding.
Marriage premises licence
You must be the owner of the premises. You must also apply online or in writing, and give details such as your name and address, a plan of the room where the ceremonies will hold and other information required.
To get a licence, you must submit your application with all the information required and your premises must be considered suitable.
However, your application may still be refused if there are too many approved premises in the area for the registrars to attend.
Please note: You’ll need to make a new application if you need to transfer or change your licence.
The application fee for an approved premises licence is £1,050
Your application and plan will be made available to the public for inspection and public notice of the application will be put in a local newspaper as part of a public consultation process.
The Registrar General may issue us with guidance to assist us in making a decision.
If you're planning to appeal or make a complaint, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
You have the right to seek a review of our refusal to grant your application.
If you object to an application for premises approval you may give notice to us within 21 days of the notice of application appearing in the local newspaper.