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Civil ceremonies

Civil marriage ceremonies

Marriages and civil partnerships can take place in buildings (other than register offices) which have been approved by local authorities as suitable venues.

View the list of approved venues

You cannot not have a ceremony that is of a religious nature at these civil venues, nor can your ceremony be conducted or registered by a priest or other religious celebrant.

To arrange a ceremony at an approved venue, first contact the venue to make provisional arrangements and then contact the local register office to ensure that registration officers will be available to attend your ceremony.

The marriage or civil partnership cannot take place without registrars in attendance. You will then have to give notice of marriage or civil partnership. There is an additional fee for the attendance of a registration team at an approved venue which is payable in addition to the fee charged by the venue itself.

Please call 01925 442762 to book registrars to attend your ceremony at an approved premise.