To hold a marriage ceremony or civil partnership at a venue in Norfolk the venue must be licensed by Norfolk County Council. To apply for a licence, you must be the proprietor or a trustee of the venue.
The application must include:
The name and address of the applicant and responsible person
Floor plans with the ceremony locations clearly identified
A copy of the current Fire Risk Assessment that complies with the Fire Safety Order 2005. The risk assessment must be dated within one calendar year.
How much does it cost?
Three year licence - £1,810
Five year licence - £2,600
Licences cover two rooms/locations. Any additional rooms/locations will cost £150 each.
How to apply
Applications are made using the online form. You can pay by debit/credit card or ask for an invoice to be sent to you.
The Fire Service will visit the venue and inspect your risk assessment, and approve this or make recommendations where necessary.
Please note - conditions may be imposed on your licence approval.
We will email the grant of approval (licence) and other documents to you upon approval.
Tacit consent will not apply.
It is in the public interest that we process your application before it can be granted. Contact us if you have not heard from us within a reasonable period.
You have the right to seek a review of our refusal of your application and the right to seek a review of our imposition of conditions, refusal to renew, or revocation of approval.
You must deliver your request for review to the Proper Officer for the Registration and Ceremony Service at: Bay 15, Ground Floor, South Wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Public objection to an application
If you object to an application for premises approval you may give notice to the Proper Officer for the Registration and Ceremony Service, Bay 15, Ground Floor, South Wing, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich, NR1 2DH or by email to email@example.com within 21 days of the notice of application appearing on this website.
Public complaint with a licensed venue
If you have a complaint you should contact the venue first, preferably by letter with proof of delivery.