Under legislation the Council grants licences for the provision of Marriage and Civil Partnership Ceremonies in certain premises.
When an application is made, the Fire Brigade, and a Council Enforcement Officer inspect the premises. This is to determine suitability of the premises for the licence.
An advertisement has to be placed in a local newspaper for one night only but 28 days are allowed for objections to be received to the Licensing Office.
How to Apply
Please complete the forms below.
Marriage Act Application Form (PDF 17kb)
Marriage Act Questionnaire (PDF27kb)
Marriage Act Notes for Applicants (PDF35kb)
Marriage Act Renewal Form (PDF 17kb)
Marriage Act Renewal Questionnaire (PDF 26kb)
Marriage Act Renewal Notes for Applicants (PDF 45kb)
Current Approved Venues
Will Tacit Consent Apply?
No. However our target period for processing a correctly completed application is 90 days from receipt with the Licensing Authority. This time frame is based upon no objections being made to the application and all reports being satisfactory. We shall confirm within 14 days receipt of your application. If no confirmation is received please contact the Licensing Office on 0191 2783864.
For further information or clarification please contact the
Newington Road East
Newcastle upon Tyne
Phone: 0191 2783864