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.

Fees to licence a venue for marriages and civil partnerships


Fees from 1 April 2022

Fees from 1 April 2023

Venue licence one room £1,900 £1,995
Additional rooms £400 per room £420 per room
Licence amendment fee £50 £100

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

If you would like to discuss your application phone us on 01273 292 023 or 01273 292 016 and choose option 2.