Venue licence fees

Venue licence fees

The fees to register a marriage venue vary, dependent on the capacity of the venue.

Once approved, licences for marriage venues are valid for 3 years.

The fees include all costs, including advertising.

The licence covers holding a civil marriage and/or the registration of a civil partnership.

For non-religious venues, the licence does not cover holding religious ceremonies on your premises. Your licence could be cancelled if you hold religious ceremonies on a part of the premises approved for civil weddings or civil partnerships.

Marriage and Civil Partnership venue licence fee (valid for 3 years)

  • large venue (capacity over 200) - £3,943
  • medium venue (capacity over 75) - £1,821
  • small venue (capacity 75 or less) - £1,214

Please note prices are reviewed and updated annually in April.


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