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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 for civil partnerships.

Licensing of venues


New application (valid for 3 years)


Renewal application (valid for 3 years)


How to apply

Please use our Register Office enquiry form 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 on behalf of the Registrar Generals Office is required to publicise all pending applications for Approved Venue Status.

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

Current applications

There is a renewal application for  the Hilton, Bracknell.

Hilton, Bracknell public notice

The Marriages and Civil Partnership (approved premises) (amended) Regulations 2011:

Hilton, Bracknell.

Notice is hereby given that Bracknell Forest Council have received an application for the renewal of a grant of approval of premises, situated at the Hilton Bracknell, Bagshot Road, Bracknell, Berkshire, RG12 0QJ, for the regular solemnisation of civil marriages and the registration of civil partnerships pursuant to The Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) (Amended) Regulations 2011.

Copies of the application may be inspected between the hours of 9:30am and 4:30pm from Monday to Friday, or at other times by prior arrangement, at the Bracknell Forest Council Registration Service, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD.

Written objections to the approval of the application, together with reasons for the objection, should be made in writing to Ann Moore, Proper Officer for the Bracknell Forest Registration District. Please send your objections to Time Square, Market Place, Bracknell within 21 days of the date of publication of this notice.

Dated - 30 June 2020

Raising an objection

Members of the public wishing to object to an application should submit the reasons for their objection by email, within 21 days from the date of the notice, to the Proper Officer for the Bracknell Forest Registration Service.

At the end of the 21 days the notice will be removed and no longer subject to public objection for the purposes of an application.

Contact information

Bracknell Forest Register Office

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