Premises approval for marriage or civil ceremonies
To hold a civil ceremony or wedding at premises in England or Wales, they must be approved.
You must be the proprietor or a trustee of the premises to apply for permission to hold civil ceremonies or weddings.
The application must be in writing (including by electronic means) and include:
- the name and address of the applicant
- such other information as the local authority requires
- a plan of the premises which clearly identifies the room or rooms in which the proceedings will occur
Conditions of licence
Conditions of Licence - Marriage and Civil Partnership Premises Approval (PDF 119kb)
Click here for a full list of licence fees
How to apply
You can now apply online.
Apply for approval of premises as a venue for marriages and civil partnerships
Tell us about a change to your existing circumstances
If you have not heard from us within 2 months you can act as though your application has been granted.The start period runs from receipt of all documentation and payment of relevant fee.