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Apply for a wedding venue licence

Find out how to apply for a licence to hold a civil marriage and civil partnership ceremony at your venue.

We license venues in Torbay for weddings and other ceremonies. If a licence is granted it must be renewed every three years.

Before you apply

Please make sure you read approved premise regulations before you apply to make sure that your venue is suitable for a licence.

Making an application

The process to apply is very straightforward and we will help you throughout the process. Complete and submit the application form with all relevant documentation and fee to us.

What happens next

Once we have your application we will arrange a visit to carry out an inspection. We will then put a statutory public notice in the local paper.

21 days after the notice has been placed, if we have received no objections to the licensing of your venue, your venue will become approved and a licence will be granted which is valid for three years.

If a licence is granted and during the 3 year period you would like an additional room to be included in the licence, you will need to complete the application and provide a suitable plan of the area.

Premise licence fees
Licence type Fee (from 1 April 2023)
Initial licence visit* £120
New licence application £1730
Licence renewal £1250
Add an additional room £150

* This fee is deductible from licence fee when an application is submitted

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