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01 JUL 2015

Updated guidance on the approval of premises as venues for civil marriages and civil partnerships

Jonathan Cailes

Major Works Manager

@JPFamilyLaw

Updated guidance on the approval of premises as venues for civil marriages and civil partnerships

The Registrar General for England and Wales has issued updated guidance on the approval of premises as venues for civil marriages and civil partnerships.

The guidance focuses on the detailed processes for the approval of premises and the conditions associated with an approval. It aims to provide the public, local authorities, registration officers and faith groups with information on the regime to approve premises for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the registration of civil partnerships.

This guidance is in four parts:
  • Part One provides generic guidance that applies to all premises that are to be approved for civil marriages and civil partnerships, or religious premises to be approved for civil partnerships only;
  • Part Two provides additional guidance that is specific to the approval of secular premises for civil marriages and civil partnerships;
  • Part Three provides additional guidance that is specific to the approval of religious premises for civil partnerships; and
  • Part Four provides other guidance for couples wishing to solemnise a marriage or register a civil partnership on approved premises and gives information about the designation of civil partnership registrars.
Click here to view the full guidance.

Click here to view a non-exhaustive list of currently approved premises.

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