License 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
- 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.
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.
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.