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Becoming an approved venue

To become an approved venue, you need to identify a specific room or rooms where weddings or civil partnerships will take place. This must be part of the building, not in the open air or under a marquee.

We must be happy that the premises are ‘seemly and dignified’ and that they will be regularly available for marriages or civil partnerships.

The premises must also have all the necessary fire and safety provisions required by us.

More information can be found on the government web pages about approval of premises for civil marriage or civil partnership.

To apply, email

Notice of application

A new application or renewal request is displayed on this page for three weeks. Any objection to an application can be made by email to


There are currently no pending applications.

Contact information


Seaclose Offices
Fairlee Road
Isle of Wight
PO30 2QS

Monday to Thursday 8.30am to 5pm
Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm

Appointments 9am to 4.30pm.