Ceremonies Team phone line

The phone line for the Ceremonies Team will be closed from 4:30pm on Friday 31 March and reopen on Monday 3 April. During this time you can email instead on [email protected]

License a venue for marriages or civil partnerships

You can apply for a venue licence to host:

  • civil marriages
  • civil partnerships

It costs £2,250 to apply for a licence. The fee covers the costs of the advertising and consultation process.

Before you begin

Venues must ensure that rooms are:

  • available for public access during the time of the ceremony
  • a permanent structure with a roof

Outdoor structures may be permitted depending on location and suitability.

How to apply

To apply for a licence, contact the registration service team.

We will talk you through the process, let you know what you'll need and provide an application form and invoice for payment.

Promoting your venue

If your application is successful, we'll invite you to place details and photos of your venue on our Celebrate in Buckinghamshire website. This will include a link to your site and an entry into our ceremony brochure.