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Ceremonies at licensed venues

Ceremonies such as marriages, civil partnerships, renewal of vows, citizenship and baby naming can be held at one of our many venues which have been licensed for that purpose. This includes 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.

You can expand the frequently asked questions below for further information about the costs involved.​

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 until 31 March 2016

Monday to Thursday: £340
Friday: £400
Saturday: £430
Sundays and Bank Holidays: £485

​The fees are subject to change from 1st April 2016 and will apply to all ceremonies that take place after this date, as detailed below.

Prices for ceremonies between 1 April 2016 - 31 March 2017

Monday to Thursday: £350
Friday: £410
Saturday: £450
Sundays and Bank Holidays: £505

The fees are subject to change from 1 April 2017 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).​​​

Cancelling a ceremony

We only accept cancellations from one of the parties. Cancellations can be made by phone, letter or email: register.headoffice@leeds.gov.uk. We will confirm cancellations in writing to both parties.

Ceremonies cancelled within 28 days of the ceremony taking place will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the ceremony fee. All refunds will be made by cheque. No refunds can be made where no notice of cancellation is received up to the time of the ceremony.

Provisional booking administration fees cannot be refunded. ​​​​​​

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