How to licence your venue for ceremonies

Apply for a licence to become an approved venue for ceremonies in Brighton & Hove.

Brighton & Hove is full of unique venues. If you own or manage a venue, you can apply for a licence to hold marriage and civil partnership ceremonies. 

To become an approved venue, your venue must be:

  • a permanent structure
  • open to the public
  • non-religious in nature

How to apply for a licence

Secular buildings

If you have a secular venue that you would like to be approved for marriages, civil partnership and other ceremonies and that has no past or present religious connection please download this form Secular Buildings

Religious buildings to register civil partnerships

If you are making an application for a building which is currently used for religious worship, download this form Approved premises application for religious buildings to register civil partnerships

Phone us on 01273 294 681 and we will send you an information pack with an application form.

Fees to licence a venue for marriages and civil partnerships

Fees from 1 April 2020 are:

  • one room licence: £1,802
  • two room licence: £2,234
  • three room licence: £2,680
  • additional rooms: £288 per room
  • licence amendment fee: £40

The licence runs for three years from the date of approval.

If you would like to discuss your application in more detail please telephone us on 01273 294 681 or 01273 294 682.