Marriages and civil partnerships can take place at any venue that has been licensed by the council for that purpose. These include hotels, stately homes, bars, restaurants, museums, football grounds and historic buildings.
A full list of licensed venues in Leeds is available in the Documents section.
What is the cost for holding a ceremony at a licensed venue?
As well as the cost of giving notice (£35 per person), you must pay the registrar to attend and perform your ceremony, as detailed below. The fee must be paid at least 12 weeks before the date of the marriage/civil partnership and it includes one copy of the marriage/civil partnership certificate.
Each venue also charges their own fees for use of their premises for your ceremony, so please contact them for details.
Prices for ceremonies between 1 April 2014 to 31 March 2015
Monday to Thursday: £320
Sundays and Bank Holidays: £450
The fees are subject to change from 1st April 2015 and will apply to all ceremonies that take place after this date, as detailed below.
Prices for ceremonies between 1st April 2015 - 31st March 2016
Monday to Thursday: £330
Sundays and Bank Holidays: £475
The fees are subject to change from 1 April 2016 and will apply to all ceremonies that take place after this date.
What date and time can I have my ceremony?
You will need to discuss available dates and times with both the register office and your chosen venue before making any arrangements. Please call 0113 222 4408 to check that staff from the register office are available.
Depending on availability we perform ceremonies at licensed venues on the hour from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week (except Christmas day).