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A civil ceremony licence enables a venue to host civil marriages, civil partnerships, renewal of vows and naming ceremonies.

Eligibility criteria

  • The venue must be dignified and seemly with a suitable room for ceremonies.
  • The venue must be a permanent immovable structure which satisfies planning, health and safety and fire regulations.
  • The venue must be open to the public with no religious connections. Please refer to the terms and conditions for further information. We reserve the right to apply any special conditions during the licensing process.

New venues

A suitability check of your venue needs to be made before an application is submitted. There is a non-refundable fee of £100 for this which will be deducted from the licence fee when you submit your application. The fee for a 3-year licence is £1,900.

For further information and to arrange a visit please contact the Venue Licensing Manager on 01926 413725 or email

Applying for and renewing a licence

The licensing process can take three to six months and sometimes longer, subject to objections.

Licences are not automatically granted and must be processed by the Licensing Manager.

Applications should be made online by clicking the button below.

Apply or renew online

Pending licence applications

Licence applications in Warwickshire

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