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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

Easthampstead Park, dated: 18 October 2021

Notice is hereby given that Bracknell Forest Council have received an application for the renewal of a grant of approval of premises, situated at Easthampstead Park, Old Wokingham Road, Wokingham, RG40 3DF, 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 by prior arrangement, at:

Bracknell Forest Council Registration Service
Time Square
Market Street
RG12 1JD

Please email for more information.

Raising an objection

Any person may object to the grant of approval. This must be done within 21 days from the date on which the notice is published. 

To raise an objection, send your reasons for the objection in writing to: Ann Moore, Proper Officer for Registration Matters, Bracknell Forest Council, Time Square, Market Street, Bracknell, RG12 1JD.

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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