Under the Marriages Act of 1949 and the Civil Partnership Act 2004, civil marriages and civil partnerships may be solemnised in a variety of premises which have been licensed by the local authority, such as hotels, stately homes, football grounds and historic buildings. These are known as “Approved Venues”
The current approved venues in the Slough district are:
In addition to the costs of giving notice of the marriage/civil partnership, the following fees are payable to the Superintendent Registrar for attendance for marriage or civil partnership ceremonies at approved premises:
Fees as of 1 July 2017. Payment can be paid by cash or credit/debit card.
Prices do not include the cost of marriage certificates, these can be purchased at a cost of £4 each. Additional fees will be charged by the approved venue, please contact the venue directly, who will advise you of their charges.
An appointment booking fee will apply. See terms and conditions of booking.
If you are forming a civil partnership, the law states that both parties must sign the partnership schedule in the presence of a civil partnership registration officer and 2 witnesses, holding a formal ceremony is optional. However we would encourage you to make the occasion as memorable for yourselves and your guests as possible.
If you are marrying, you are required to have a ceremony, where legal words must be spoken to be legally married.
Around the basic ceremony, you can add many other features to make your day special to yourselves, you can have readings, your own music, involve friends or relations in the giving of the bride away or during the exchange of rings.
We will provide you with a wedding/civil partnership wish list for you to complete and return to us at least 7 days prior to the ceremony date.
Please note that the ceremony is a civil ceremony, therefore it is not possible to have any religious content (music, readings or words). You would be required to provide a copy of any readings or words you wish to use when you return your wish list, so they can be confirmed as suitable for the ceremony.
If you require any music to be played during the ceremony, you must organise this with the approved venue.
Marriage or the formation of a civil partnership can take place between 8am and 5pm, Monday - Sunday.
We can arrange for a team to cover these hours through the year, with the exception of Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Good Friday and Easter Sunday/Monday.
You should confirm the availability of your chosen venue and the registrars attendance before you book your notice of intention to marry/form your civil partnership appointment or make payment for any goods or services from either parties.
Contact us for further information or to book a wedding / civil partnership date in a Slough Venue.