Approved premises for Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies
Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies can take place in the Register Offices or at any of the venues approved for Civil Weddings/Partnerships.
- For Register Office ceremonies, only your 2 witnesses are able to attend, with no other guests
- Ceremonies being held at a Denbighshire licenced room can proceed with limited numbers, please contact us to confirm the amount of guests allowed.
- Please be advised that all our advice may be subject to change without notice
Anyone who has already made a booking may contact Denbighshire Registration Service by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org
For the latest information about our services and advice please visit denbighshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Civil wedding premises licences
You need a licence if you want to hold civil marriage or civil partnership ceremonies at your premises.
When you apply, you will need to identify a specific room or rooms where marriages or civil partnerships will take place. This must be part of the building, not in the open air or under a marquee.
Your venue cannot have any current or recent religious connections (e.g. you couldn’t get a licence for a chapel in a stately home).
The premises must be an appropriate and dignified setting for marriages and civil partnerships. We will consider this when we assess your application.
How do I apply for this licence?
To apply for a licence to hold civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, download and complete an application form and return it to the address on the form.
Civil marriage premises licence application form (MS Word, 1.01MB)
If you would like to discuss your application, call us on 01824 706196
How much does it cost?
A new licence costs £1,245. Licences are valid for 3 years, and it costs £1,110 to renew.
Adding an additional room to an existing licence costs £180.00.
There is an administration charge of £35.00 to amend the existing Approval. This includes changes to the name of the Approved Venue or to change the name of the Responsible Person.
We publish details of applications to become approved premises for civil weddings and civil partnership ceremonies that are currently being considered.
View our current consultations