Register a building for civil ceremonies
If you want to hold marriage or civil partnership ceremonies on your premises, you need a licence. Once a licence is granted, it's valid for three years.
How to apply
Download thefrom this page.
When returning the form, you should enclose:
- your fee (which is non-refundable)
- three copies of the plans of the premises with the room(s) highlighted
- an up-to-date Fire Risk Assessment
- Ceremony seating layouts for all rooms you wish to licence
What happens next?
Once we have your documents, we'll put an official notice in the local press that a licence has been applied for. Members of the public then have 21 days to make any objections.
We'll send your Fire Risk Assessment to the Mid and West Wales Fire Authority for their comments. We'll inspect the premises to make sure they're suitable.
If your application passes all these steps, the licence will be issued.
If you have not heard from us within a reasonable period, please contact us.
If you don't agree with our decision, please contact the Registration Service Manager
If you're still unhappy, the General Register Office will give you advice.
Please note that the application process may take up to eight weeks.