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Marriages and Civil Partnerships

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You can get married or have a civil partnership in any Register Office or licensed venue (e.g. hotel, stately home, school etc.) in England and Wales and you don’t have to live in Bournemouth to have your ceremony here. 


Wherever you choose to marry or have your civil partnership, all couples have to give Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership at their local Register Office indicating that they are free to marry or have a civil partnership. Both partners have to attend the office in person. Notice cannot be given by a friend or relative. If you live in different districts you will each have to attend your local office and there is a fee of £35.00 each, payable at the time. Marriages or Civil partnerships can be arranged twelve months in advance of the date of the ceremony. If you do not want to give such advance notice, applications must be received 16 days before the date of your ceremony.


Couples bringing foreign divorce documents which need veritifcation from the Registrar General's Office will be subject to an additional £10 administration fee and any potocopying required will be charged at .30p per sheet.


Bournemouth Registration Services will request some of the following documents:  

  • Birth certificate 
  • Passport or identity card
  • Home Office Travel document (foreign nationals) 
  • Parental consent form (for someone under 18 years old) 
  • Decree absolute
  • Death certificate of previous partner
  • Deed poll document
  • Utility Bill or Bank Statement

All must be original documents, photocopies will not be accepted

To book an appointment to give Notice of Marriage or Civil Partnership, please contact us.


Couples may enter into marriages or civil partnerships at the Register Office or ‘approved premises’ (hotels etc). A free brochure showing the venues in Bournemouth and the cost of the ceremony can be viewed online|.

To take a virtual tour of our beautiful building and ceremony rooms and for more details on ceremony options, please click on the links on the left hand side of this page.

Alternatively, below is an alphabetical list of all venues currently licensed in Bournemouth.

Name and Address of Venue

Contact Name

Telephone Number

AFC Bournemouth|, Dean Court Darren Martin  01202 726398
Beach Weddings Bournemouth| Melanie Kiani| 01202 788271
Bournemouth Highcliff Marriott Hotel|, St Michael's Road Niaomi Ryan 01202 557702
Bournemouth Town Hall|, Bourne Avenue Helen Rigg 01202 454629
Carlton Hotel|, East Overcliff Libby Watkinson 01202 544114
Chine Hotel|, Boscombe Spa Road Karen Pocock 01202 396234
Cliffside Hotel|, East Overcliff Drive Lisa Dowdell 01202 555724
Connaught Hotel|, West Hill Road Paul Plumley 01202 298020
Cottonwood Boutique Hotel|, East Overcliff Drive Liz Froud 01202 405010
Cumberland Hotel, East Overcliff Drive|, East Overcliff Drive

Lisa Dowdall|

01202 298350
Days Hotel|, Russell Cotes Road Tanya Greening 01202 552111
Durley Dean Hotel|, Westcliff Road Jennifer Olsen 01202 405304
East Cliff Court Hotel|, East Overcliff Drive Libby Watkinson 01202 544114
Greenhouse Hotel|, Grove Road Sarah Pavett| 01202 498900

Hallmark Hotel|, Durley Chine Road

Philippa Duftin

01202 751000

Heathlands Hotel|, Grove Road Monica Poole 01202 553336
Langtry Manor Hotel|, Derby Road Marian Clute  01202 553887
Mayfair Hotel|, Bath Road Tracey Pettigrew 01202 551983
Hotel Miramar|, East Overcliff Drive David Bailey 01202 556581
Norfolk Royale Hotel|, Richmond HIll Nicky Doyle 01202 551521
Ocean View Hotel|, Grove Road Liz Froud 01202 405010
Orchid Hotel|, Gervis Road Judith Mlinko 01202 551600
Queen's Hotel|, Meyrick Road Frank Hayden 01202 554415
Riviera Hotel|, Burnaby Road Johnathan Gould 01202 763653
Royal Bath Hotel|, Bath Road Barbara Crabb 01202 555555
Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum| Kirsteen Blackie 01202 451803
Suncliff Hotel|, East Overcliff Road

Lisa Dowdall|

01202 298350
Talbot Heath School| Melanie Kiani| 01202 788271
Trouville Hotel|, Priory Road Wesley Funnell 01202 552262
Tudor Grange Hotel|, Gervis Road Louise Bell 01202 291472
Village Hotel|, Deansleigh Road Rachel Smith 08448472972
Yenton Hotel|, Gervis Road Matthew Farrow

01202 556334

You will need to contact the venue direct to find out their charges for hire of room, catering etc.

If you wish to obtain a licence for your premises to hold civil weddings and civil partnerships you must be a commercial business.  The law does not allow for private dwellings to be licenced. Please read the guidance notes carefully and complete the attached form, returning it to the address given with the appropriate fee.

Under the provision of the Places of Worship Registration Act 1855, a congregation may apply for a certified building of worship by applying to the Superintendent Registrar in the district where the venue is situated. This excludes churches or chapels of the Church of England, unless it shares a church building with another religious denomination. For more information please contact us.

Related Information


Postal Address Registration Services,
Town Hall, Bourne Avenue, Bournemouth, Dorset
Telephone 01202 454945
Fax 01202 454950
Email Registrars