Approved Premises

Local authorities are able to licence venues for ceremonies provided that they are suitable. These are known as approved premises and generally include hotels and historic buildings .  Ceremonies at approved premises are conducted by staff from the Register Office in the district in which the venue is located.

You can hold your ceremony in any approved premises in any district in England and Wales. You will however still need to give notice of marriage or civil partnership in the districts where you live.

If you are holding your ceremony in an approved premises you should first contact the venue to ensure that the date that you have chosen is available. You must also contact the Registrar Office of the district in which you want to marry or form a civil partnership to confirm that they can conduct the ceremony for you on your chosen date.


Approved premises in Stoke on Trent are listed below:


Name Address Telephone number
Stoke Town Hall Glebe Street, Stoke, ST4 1RG 01782 234567
North Stafford Hotel Station Road, Stoke, ST4 2AE 01782 744477
George Hotel Swan Square, Burslem, ST6 2AE 01782 577544
Port Vale Football Club Vale Park, Burslem, ST6 1AW 01782 655800
Moat House Hotel Festival Way, Festival Park, ST1 5BQ 01782 609988
Quality Hotel Trinity Street, Hanley, ST1 5NB 01782 202361
Ford Green Hall Ford Green Road, Smallthorne, ST6 1NG 01782 233195
Burslem Park Moorland Road, Burslem, ST1 1EA 01782 234030
Trent Country Club Birches Head Road, Birches Head, ST2 8DD 01782 541916
bet365 Stadium Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke, ST4 4EG 01782 592233
Hanley Town Hall Albion Street, Hanley, ST1 1QQ 01782 235260
Floral Hall Queens Ave, Tunstall, ST6 6EE 01782 237815



How to apply to become an approved premise


Requirements for approval include:

  • The premises must be a permanent and immovable sturcture
  • The premises must be regularly available to the public
  • The premises cannot be religious in nature

Please complete the application form - see attached below - and send it, along with the relevant fee to the Register office.


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