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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 are renewal applications for Coppid Beech Hotel and South Hill Park.

South Hill Park public notice

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

South Hill Park.

Notice is hereby given that Bracknell Forest Council has received an application from South Hill Park, Ringmead, Bracknell, RG12 7PA, for the renewal of an approval of premises for the Solemnisation of Marriages and the registration of Civil Partnerships pursuant to The Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises)( Amended) Regulations 2011.

A copy of the application and the accompanying plan may be inspected at Bracknell Forest Registration Services, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD, between 9:30am and 4:30pm on Monday to Fridays. (Due to current Coronavirus restrictions by appointment only).

Any person may give notice in writing of an objection to the grant of approval, with reasons for the objection, within 21 days from the date on which this notice is published by writing to Ann Moore, Proper Officer for Registration Matters, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD.

Dated: 26 October 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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