License a venue for a civil ceremony

To hold civil ceremonies in England or Wales, the premises must be approved by the local authority. You must be the proprietor or a trustee of the premises to apply for a licence to hold civil ceremonies.

Before making your application, please read the following information:


Fees for licensing of venues
0 Licensing venues Fee
1 New application (valid for 3 years) £2,369
2 Renewal application (valid for 3 years) £2,030

How to apply

Please make an enquiry to let us know you would like to apply to license a venue for marriage and civil partnership.


Upon receipt of your application and the fee, we will respond to you within 28 working days and arrange to carry out an inspection of the premises.

The whole process takes between 6 and 8 weeks to complete.

Public notices

In line with the Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005, Bracknell Forest Council is required to publicise all pending applications for Approved Venue Status on behalf of the Registrar General's Office.

The public notice consultation runs for 21 days from the date of the notice.

There are no current applications.

Contact information

Bracknell Forest Register Office

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