Skip to main content
Weddings

Civil Ceremony Licence Wedding Venues

374 results

Farnham Castle

3 deals
From £125
60 to 200
Guests

Windmill Farm

10 to 180
Guests

Royal Agricultural University

From £75
20 to 100
Guests

Macdonald Linden Hall Hotel

From £105
200
Guests

Eastwood Park

1 deal
From £3,500
2 to 180
Guests

The Kings Arms Hotel

From £75
6 to 120
Guests

Bruisyard Hall

30 to 200
Guests

Brinsop Court Manor House and Barn

From £40
30 to 250
Guests

The Barn at Upcote

From £2,900
2 to 110
Guests

The Barn

From £49
100
Guests

Pennsylvania Castle

From £20,125
100
Guests

Kippilaw House

From £99
25 to 250
Guests

The Dunes Hotel

From £75
6 to 250
Guests

Henblas Country Park

10 to 250
Guests

The Kingscote Barn

1 deal
From £2,700
50 to 150
Guests

Owlpen Manor

1 deal
From £3,250
20 to 200
Guests

Silverholme

250
Guests

Logie Country House

2 deals
From £2,500
2 to 180
Guests

Eaves Hall Country Hotel

1 deal
From £145
60 to 120
Guests

The Beaches Hotel

1 deal
From £69.95
200
Guests

RNLI College

30 to 150
Guests

Wyresdale Weddings

2 deals
200
Guests

The Kings Head

50
Guests

Clifford Barton Weddings

From £6,500
30 to 110
Guests

Cripps Barn

From £150
50 to 150
Guests

The Ashes Barns and Country House

2 deals
150
Guests

Eastington Park

20 to 250
Guests

Upton Barn & Walled Garden

50 to 200
Guests

Glebe House Cottages

1 deal
From £3,000
40 to 250
Guests

Bredenbury Court Barns

2 deals
From £41
15 to 200
Guests

Wootton Hall Country Estate

2 to 150
Guests

Dryburgh Abbey Hotel

From £30
150
Guests

The Grand Pier

1 deal
30 to 1000
Guests

Kings Head Hotel

1 deal
From £95
2 to 300
Guests

DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Glasgow Central

From £50
20 to 1000
Guests

The Station Hotel

1 deal -3% Discount
From £50
15 to 1000
Guests

Wedding Deals in Your Area

Civil Ceremony License Wedding Venues FAQs

The two main options for marrying in the UK are having a religious ceremony or a civil ceremony. A civil ceremony is a secular marriage ceremony which is performed and recognised by a government official called a registrar. A civil ceremony can either be held in a register office (often attached to your local town hall) or at a licensed venue.

If you want to find your perfect civil ceremony licensed wedding venue, take a look at our list. Most hotels, barns and hospitality venues who frequently perform weddings will be licensed and they’ll have links to the local register office so they can help arrange a registrar to be there on the day.

Do Venues Need a Wedding License?

Yes. To host a legal civil ceremony, a venue must be licensed and this license will apply only to certain rooms within the venue. It’s so important to check that the venue where you want to marry and the space you want to host your ceremony are approved, otherwise you could get caught out! Don’t assume that this is the case, as many outdoor venues do not have a license and only offer celebrant-led ceremonies.

If you do want to marry outdoors, you can host the whole ceremony outside, and then repeat the legal parts inside in front of the registrar and two witnesses when you go to sign the register.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Registrar?

The legal vows you make and the signing of the marriage licence need to be done in the presence of a registrar. If you marry at the register office, you will automatically be doing this in front of the registrar; however, if you marry at a licensed venue, you will need to pay for a registrar to attend and authorise your wedding.

The cost of this varies per council, but it usually starts at £400 to have the registrar attend your civil ceremony. If you don’t want to pay this, you could do a quick ceremony at the register office before your wedding day begins. This takes about 15 minutes and costs around £46.

Factor these costs into your budget as you may wish to hire a celebrant as well as a registrar to make your ceremony more personal. This is because you probably won’t meet your registrar until 15 minutes before your ceremony and you may want a closer bond to the person officiating the most important vows of your life.

Is a Civil Ceremony the Same as a Civil Partnership?

No, a civil ceremony and civil partnership are different. When you have a religious ceremony or a civil ceremony, you get married. This comes with some traditional, religious or patriarchal connotations that couples don’t necessarily agree with. In this case, they may choose to form a civil partnership instead, which is a legal relationship that affords the same rights as marriage.

Same-sex and opposite-sex couples can both enter into civil partnerships as of December 2019. In a civil partnership, the legal relationship is formed by the signing of the civil partnership document; in a marriage, the recitation of vows is the legally-binding part. In a civil partnership, the union is ended by dissolution, whereas in marriage, it is ended by divorce.

Almost all rights are the same for married or civil partnership couples; it comes down to what you feel most comfortable with.

Civil Ceremony Licence with Real Weddings published

  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 409 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Cirencester, Gloucestershire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 74 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Nateby, Lancashire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 8 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Bishop's Cleeve, Gloucestershire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 40 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Wesham, Lancashire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 29 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Harrogate, North Yorkshire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 135 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . West Midlands
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 48 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . East Grinstead, West Sussex
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 66 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . West London
  • Rating 4.9 out of 5, 71 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Great Missenden, Buckinghamshire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 76 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Peover Superior, Cheshire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 491 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Tetbury, Gloucestershire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 642 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Greater Manchester
  • Rating 4.6 out of 5, 7 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Alton, Hampshire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 24 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Welwyn, Hertfordshire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 7 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Barton under Needwood, Staffordshire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 8 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Knutsford, Cheshire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 42 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Rochford, Essex
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 123 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Stroud, Gloucestershire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 180 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
  • Rating 5.0 out of 5, 56 reviews
     · Civil Ceremony Licence . St Albans, Hertfordshire

Civil Ceremony Licence by Region

Show More

All Wedding Suppliers

Wedding Venues