Becoming a licensed wedding venue in Nottingham

If you have chosen a building that is not licensed for ceremonies, you can of course have your ceremony at another venue - but an easy answer is to encourage the venue to become licensed by directing them to this page!

Join Us – Become a licensed wedding venue in Nottingham

Would you like to apply for a licence to hold celebratory ceremonies in Nottingham?

If you are currently taking bookings for receptions, parties, buffets you may wish to offer your customers the option of a personalised ceremony at your venue during the day or evening to celebrate their anniversary, the naming of children or a memorial service as well as weddings and civil partnerships. If you have a silver wedding booking why not offer a ceremony to begin the evening before friends and family start to party.

Nottinghamshire currently has 65 venues ranging from pubs, town halls, community centres, sporting venues, pumping stations as well as the more traditional hotels and stately homes. This year we already have 1300 bookings for ceremonies at our licensed venues and we know we can do more if you join us.

Increasingly popular is the demand for outdoor ceremonies in gazebos and bandstands. To license an outdoor room the structure must be a permanent feature in the grounds comprising one room and a roof; it should be able to accommodate six people; you must also have an indoor room to licence in case of inclement weather.

There is an introductory licence fee for all new premises but you don’t have to pay this immediately. Initially you can pay £110 for a Registration Manager to come and visit your venue to advise if your venue meets the criteria for a licence before you apply.