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How to become an approved premises for marriages

Suitable properties can apply to become an approved premises, so marriages and civil partnership ceremonies can take place in them. The property:

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

Apply to become an approved premises

Fees

Licensing approved premises for civil marriage and civil partnership

Cost

Approval of a three-year licence - maximum of two rooms per venue

£1,150

Application for each additional room

£200

Amendment to an existing licence £400