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Licensing your venue for civil marriages and civil partnerships


6. Apply to license a venue

For your licence to be considered by East Sussex Registration, your application must include:

  1. Confirmation that no planning permission is necessary for the venue to hold marriage or civil partnership ceremonies on the premises.
  2. A copy of the plan of the premises, clearly showing the room(s) and outdoor areas to be used for ceremonies and pre-ceremony interviews.
  3. A copy of the Public Liability insurance.
  4. A current fire risk assessment.  Also see Event safety - Venue and site design (hse.gov.uk) for up-to-date health and safety guidance

How To Become A Licensed Venue For Ceremonies Flowchart 

Apply to become a licensed venue for marriages and civil partnerships [105.3 KB] [docx]

When your application form and supporting documents are ready to send, please send them by email to venuelicensing@eastsussex.gov.uk and to arrange BACS payment of the fee.

Once you have your licence, we will work with you to help make your approved venue successful.

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