Approval of premises for marriages and civil partnerships

Approval is needed to hold marriages and civil partnerships at your premises. The proprietor or trustee should apply to us for Permission.

A certificate will be issued showing the premises has been approved for the solemnisation of marriages and registration of civil partnerships in accordance with relevant legislation.

A licence is valid for five years and you should apply to renew within the remaining 12 months of the original licence.

Once an application has been approved, the holder must notify us of any change of circumstances including:

  • layout of the premises;
  • use of the premises;
  • name or full postal address of the premises;
  • description of the room or rooms in which the proceedings are to take place;
  • name or address of the holder of the approval; and
  • name, address or qualification of the responsible person

Approval of additional rooms is treated as a new application.

 

Fees

From 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 the fee is £2,050 for a five year licence. 

Please note that the application fee is not refundable in the event your application is not successful. The application fee does not include the cost of adapting your premises or fire risk assessments.

 

Policy

You can read the full policy relating to the approval of a venue for Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies. 

 

Legislation

You can find out more details regarding the legislation of approving a venue for Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies.

 

Become an approved venue 

 If you are a business and would like to become an approved venue you should contact register.office@redbridge.gov.uk

 

Pre-meeting

The Council will provide an informal pre-application meeting with a senior member of Registration staff to assist and advise would-be applicants. This meeting is free of charge and does not commit the applicant to proceed.

 

Applications for approved venues 

Public notices in accordance with Section 26(1) (bb) of the Marriage Act 1949 and section 6 (3A) (a) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and The Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005 and Amendment Regulations 2022.

 

Current notices for approval of premises for the solemnization of marriages and formation of civil partnerships

Section 26(1) (bb) of the Marriage Act 1949 and section 6 (3A) (a) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004.
NOTICE OF APPLICATION FOR THE APPROVAL OF PREMISES AS A VENUE FOR THE SOLEMNIZATION OF MARRIAGES AND FORMATION OF CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

Notice is hereby given that Mrs Julie Bryant on behalf of Redbridge Registration Services has applied to the London Borough of Redbridge for the premises described as Committee Room 1, Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD to be approved for the solemnization of marriages and formation of civil partnerships under the above named Acts.

Anyone wishing to oppose or comment on this application should give notice in writing to Proper Officer for Registration, Lynton House, (6th Floor rear) 255-259 High Road, Ilford IG1 1NN within twenty one days of this notice specifying the grounds for opposition.

Persons objecting to the grant of a licence must be prepared to attend in person at a hearing before a Committee of the Council. The application and accompanying plan may be inspected at Redbridge Register Office, Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD

Signed : Dawn Cove, Proper Officer for Registration

Dated 12 December 2023

Notice is hereby given that Mrs Julie Bryant on behalf of Redbridge Registration Services has applied to the London Borough of Redbridge for the premises described as Committee Room 2, Town Hall, High Road, Ilford, Essex IG1 1DD to be approved for the solemnization of marriages and formation of civil partnerships under the above named Acts.

Anyone wishing to oppose or comment on this application should give notice in writing to Proper Officer for Registration, Lynton House, (6th Floor rear) 255-259 High Road, Ilford IG1 1NN within twenty one days of this notice specifying the grounds for opposition.

Persons objecting to the grant of a licence must be prepared to attend in person at a hearing before a Committee of the Council. The application and accompanying plan may be inspected at Redbridge Register Office, Redbridge Town Hall, 128-142 High Road, Ilford, Essex, IG1 1DD

Signed: Dawn Cove, Proper Officer for Registration

Dated 12 December 2023