Making a booking

  • To provisionally book a ceremony please phone 01253 477177
  • Find information on The Wedding Chapel

Customer information regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) updated 24 March 2020

Please read the following information if you have booked a ceremony or appointment at The Wedding Chapel or an approved venue.

Coming to The Wedding Chapel (Festival House)

The Wedding Chapel is closed to the public from Tuesday 24 March until further notice. Contact can still be made via email ceremonies@blackpool.gov.uk and phone 01253 477 177

Unfortunately, all forthcoming ceremonies will now have to be postponed, as will pre-booked notice appointments. If you have a ceremony booked, our team will be making contact with you shortly.

Forthcoming Ceremonies

You will not lose your ceremony fee if you have to postpone due to the advice of the Government. If you have a ceremony booked with us in the next few weeks, our staff will be getting in touch with you. If you are trying to contact us, please be patient as we are experiencing an increased number of enquiries. If you can’t get through email mailto:ceremonies@blackpool.gov.uk and provide your phone number and someone will call you back.

Notice appointments and future ceremony bookings

We are taking no bookings for future notice appointments or ceremonies until further notice. Contact us if you need urgent advice.

" Please be aware that the situation is ever evolving and this guidance may need to be updated in line with government guidance as and when it is issued "

Registrars

You will need to book the Registrars from Blackpool Registration Service to officiate at your wedding, civil partnership, naming or renewal of vows ceremony if you are holding your ceremony at any of the following venues:

  • The Wedding Chapel (formerly Festival House)
  • Blackpool Town Hall
  • An approved venue in Blackpool
  • A non-conformist religious building such as Roman Catholic, Methodist, United Reformed but not Church of England, where the church does not have an approved person

Fee

The fee is £45 to provisionally book your chosen venue, date and time. The fee is non-refundable and is a separate fee to those you will pay for the Registrars to attend your ceremony. View our current fees for Marriage and Civil Partnership and Naming and Renewal of Vows fees. 

When to make the booking

From the 2 January 2019, you can make a booking up to two years before the date of your ceremony, for example, if you wish to marry on 22 May 2021, you can provisionally book your ceremony with us on 22 May 2019.

Venue

You may also be able to book your chosen approved venue or religious building more than a year in advance of your ceremony date.

Give notice

You now need to make arrangements to give notice.