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Apply for a civil marriage and civil partnership venue licence

You need a licence to hold civil marriages and civil partnership ceremonies at your venue.

Read the GOV.UK guidance on suitable premises.

Apply for a licence

Licenses last for a 3 year period. The license fee is £1,914.

When applying for or renewing a license you'll need to provide a plan of any rooms and venues where ceremonies will be held. For each room you must include:

  • the room name
  • dimensions
  • maximum occupancy
  • fire escapes

To find out more or apply for a licence, contact the licensing team.

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