Approve a venue for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

Any venue used for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the registration of civil partnerships must be approved by the Local Authority, under the Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005.

Guidance for applicants

Our guidance for applicants provides all the necessary information for new and existing approval holders including;

  • The Application Process
  • Changes to the Approval
  • Conditions
  • Approval Holder Responsibilities

How to make an application

Email or post

You can download the application form and forward it to us by post or email. Email applications must include a contact telephone number for a member of our team to contact you to make payment. Please see contact us for our email and postal address.

Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Cheques should be made payable to Wakefield Council.

In person

By visiting us and paying the appropriate fee. Payment can be made by cash, cheque, debit or credit card. Cheques should be made payable to Wakefield Council.

Online

Order and pay online

Public Register of Approved Venues

You can view the Public Register of Approved Premises online. Alternatively, a public register of all approved premises is held at Pontefract Registration Office and is available for inspection during office hours. Please see our contact us page for our opening hours.

Contact us

Wakefield Register Office

Wakefield Town Hall
Wood Street
Wakefield
WF1 2HQ

01924 302 185