Premises approval for marriage or civil partnerships

  1. Applying for approval
  2. Received applications

Applying for approval

To hold a wedding or civil partnership ceremony at premises in Wandsworth, the venue must be approved by the local authority.

Before you start

You must be the proprietor or a trustee of the premises to apply for permission to hold civil ceremonies or weddings. 


For the standard licence, which is issued for a period of 3 years, the fee of £781 is payable.

From 2019 venues may opt for a longer 5 year licence for which the fee of £1,300 is payable. This may be suitable for venues who anticipate offering ceremonies under existing licence conditions for a longer period. Please be advised however that any changes, such as the addition of a new room, would require a new licence application and fee.

Fees increase on 1 April.

How to apply 

You should download and complete an application form, and return this to:

The Superintendent Registrar
Wandsworth Town Hall
Wandsworth High Street
SW18 2PU

The application must be in writing (including by electronic means) and include: 

  • The name and address of the applicant 
  • Such other information as the local authority requires 
  • A plan of the premises which clearly identifies the room or rooms in which the proceedings will occur 

View guidance on registering a venue for civil marriage and civil partnership (GOV.UK)

What happens next

Your premises will be inspected. Your application and plan will be made available to the public for inspection and a public notice of the application must be entered in a local newspaper as part of a public consultation process. 

To be granted, your application must be in the correct format and your premises deemed suitable. Conditions may be imposed to your approval.

Find out about current applications

Contact us

You should contact us if:

  • Your application is refused and you seek a review
  • You are unhappy with an imposed condition
  • You have a query about your registration
  • You object to an application for premises approval

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