Approved wedding venues in Liverpool

Under the Marriage Act of 1994 civil marriages and civil partnerships may take place in a variety of premises. These include hotels, stately homes, football grounds and historic buildings licensed by the Local Authority. These locations are known as Approved Venues.

The venues currently approved in Liverpool are:


In addition to the costs of giving notice of marriage or civil partnership, the ceremony fees are as follows:

Fees correct up to 31st March 2018

For ceremonies up to 5pm

  • Monday to Thursday: £300 (£310 for ceremonies on or after 1st April 2018). 
  • Friday: £330 (£340 for ceremonies on or after 1st April 2018). 
  • Saturday: £370 (£380 for ceremonies on or after 1st April 2018). 
  • Sundays and Bank Holidays: £450 (£460 for ceremonies on or after 1st April 2018). 

For ceremonies after 5.15pm

  • Monday-Sunday: £450 (£460 for ceremonies on or after 1st April 2018). 

The fee includes one copy of your marriage or civil partnership certificate. Copies of certificates can always be obtained at a later date.

Registrar booking service

You can make a provisional booking online for a registrar to conduct your ceremony up to two years in advance. Find out more about the registrar booking service.

Planning your ceremony

To ensure that your wedding is personal to you there are a number of ways in which you can enhance your ceremony:

  • Music
  • Readings
  • Ring bearers
  • Candle lighting
  • Including children of the couple
  • Legal vows
  • Exchange of rings

Please note that any enhancements chosen must not contain any religious references or be taken from any religious texts.