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Licensing a venue for marriages and civil partnerships

Apply for a license to hold civil marriages and civil partnerships at your venue.

Before you apply

Read our guidance notes (pdf, 354kb) (opens in a new window) and  fire safety advice (pdf, 48kb) (opens in a new window).​ We recommend that you contact us to arrange a visit to your premises before you submit an application.

Apply for a licence

Download the Approved Premisis Licence application form (word, 119kb) (opens in a new window)

Licence costs

The licence will be valid for a minimum of 3 years. You can apply to renew your licence if it expires in less than a year.

Licence application: £1060

Renewal of licence: £1060

Review of decision: £515 (the fee will be refunded if the original decision is not upheld)

Public Notices for current licence applications

View current licence applications

Register a building for religious worship and marriage

Contact us for information about how to register a building for religious worship and religious marriage, or if you wish to apply to register a religious building for the solemnization of marriages.


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