Licensing your venue for civil marriages and civil partnerships
If you manage or own a venue, you can apply for a licence to hold marriage and civil partnership ceremonies.
Civil marriages and civil partnerships must take place in a permanent structure or linked outdoor area that is open to the public and non-religious in nature. This can include the building and the grounds of:
- Restaurants and public houses
- Museums and galleries
- Theatres and cinemas
- Stately homes and castles
- Tourist attractions
Many couples are looking for a wedding venue with a difference, your venue could be just the thing they are after. If you're not sure, email VenueLicensing@eastsussex.gov.uk.