Ceremony venues in Redbridge
Venues in Redbridge
There are several approved venues for marriage, civil partnership and other ceremonies in Redbridge. Details of these are below.
Due to the safety measures that need to be in place, unfortunately, we are no longer able to hold ceremonies in our Library Suite and Council Chamber.
Whichever of the venues you book for your ceremony, you will also need to book a Registrar to attend the venue to conduct the ceremony*. Details of how to do this will either be given to you at the venue or you can find out how to book a Registrar.
If you would like to book any of the venues for a marriage, civil partnership, renewal of vows or a naming ceremony, you will need to contact the venue directly. You can also have a ceremony at Redbridge Register Office.
Outdoor ceremonies from 1 July 2021
The Government has introduced new legislation to enable marriage and civil partnership ceremonies to take place outdoors. This will be effective from 1 July 2021 and is initially a temporary change that will run to 5 April 2022 in venues that have been approved under the ‘Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005’.
Outside areas will not be available at all venues so couples are advised to check with their chosen venue to see what may be possible.
Approved venues in Redbridge
These venues are approved for marriages, civil partnerships, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies in Redbridge
- London Chigwell Prince Regent Hotel - Licence expires 15 May 2026
- Holiday Inn Express - Licence expires 9 May 2024
- Kenneth More Theatre - Licence expires 7 September 2025
- London Darbar - Licence expires 2 December 2022
- Sir James Hawkey Hall - Licence expires 16 March 2023
- The Coliseum Suite - Licence expires 19 August 2024
- The Lakeside Suite, Fairlop Waters - Licence expires 16 June 2023
- The Willows - Licence expires 31 August 2025
- The Council Chambers, Town Hall, Ilford - Licence expires 2 September 2022 (ceremonies suspended until further notice)
- The Library Suite, Town Hall, Ilford - Licence expires 2 September 2022 (ceremonies suspended until further notice)
- Valentines Mansion - Licence expires 8 March 2025
Arranging a marriage at a place of worship
Same sex couples can only marry in a religious ceremony where the religious organisation has 'opted in' to conduct such ceremonies and the minister of religion agrees.
If you are marrying in any religious building other than the Church of England or Church of Wales, you are still both required to give a notice of marriage.
Couples wishing to marry in the Church of England or Church of Wales where one or both are non-EEA national(s) are required to give their notice of marriage at a designated register office.
The church or religious building must normally be situated in the district where you or your partner live unless either of you usually go to worship in that building.
You may also get married in another district if there is no building of your religion in the district where you or your partner lives.
The marriage can only take place at the venue you name on the notice of marriage. If you change the venue you will have to give, and pay for, fresh notices of marriage.
If the church or religious building you are getting married in does not have its own authorised person to register the marriage, you will need to arrange for a registrar to attend. Cost: £86.00 for the marriage plus £11.00 for the marriage certificate.
If you need a registrar to attend, you should check that a registrar is available for your chosen date and time, before you give your notices of marriage.