Approval of premises for marriage and civil partnerships

You can apply for a marriage and civil partnership premise licence to hold civil ceremonies in appropriate buildings.

Apply for a licence

Alternatively you can download an application form, complete it and return by post.

Application for a licence to use premises for civil marriage and civil partnership [PDF 266KB]

If this is your first time applying for approval of your premises, please ring the superintendent registrar on 01253 477177. She will have an informal chat with you, arrange to see your premises and talk you through the process before you apply in an official capacity. 

Once you have completed the form and attached all relevant supporting documents and full payment, please return it to:

The superintendent registrar
Registration service
Blackpool Council
Municipal Buildings
Corporation Street

Cheques are payable to Blackpool Council. Licences are normally granted within 3 months from when you make the application.

Approval of premises fees

Approval of premises fees from 1 April 2016
Application fee
Up to 2 rooms £1,200
Each additional room    £310
Additional rooms after initial approval or changed configuration    £700
One off approval for naming or renewal of vows ceremony    £275
Renewal certificate
Existing rooms    £700
If renewal involves an additional room to those on existing certificate (additional cost added to the existing rooms)    £310
Review of proper officer's decision to refuse an application    £700

Certification for worship and registration for marriage

Certification for worship fees from 1 April 2016
Certification of a place or meeting for religious worship   £29
Registration of a building for the solemnisation of marriages £123

Civil Partnerships in religious buildings

Certification for worship fees from 1 April 2016
Application for approval of premises £120
Fee for attendance to register any ceremonies after approval   £84

Useful information

Before completing your application please read the following information:

Conditions attached to grants of approval 

Guidance notes 

Qualifying criteria 

If after reading this information carefully you require any further advice or assistance please contact the superintendent registrar on 01253 477177.

Application notices 

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