Stationers' Hall has a civil licence for marriages and civil partnership ceremonies on the premises. The Court Room and the Hall are ideal for ceremonies for up to 120 and 200 guests respectively.
The legal requirements for getting married at approved premises are the same as for civil marriages in England and Wales but with the added requirement of the presence of a Superintendent Registrar and a Registrar to conduct and record the service.
It is possible to enhance your ceremony by having your own choice of non-religious music, poetry and prose readings, but the content must be agreed in advance with the Superintendent Registrar. It is also possible to have your own choice of vows and promises that have a special meaning to both of you, although these will be in addition to the statutory declaratory and contracting words that are required.
Civil ceremonies may be carried out day or night seven days a week.
For those who wish to marry on approved premises:-
As soon as a couple have made provisional arrangements for their marriage on approved premises, they should be advised to contact the Superintendent Registrar for the district in which the premises are situated. This is as follows: -
Islington Register Office
Islington Town Hall
London E3 5EX
Bookings for ceremonies are taken online, the link is as follows:
Without the presence of a Superintendent Registrar and a Registrar there can be no marriage and any arrangements for the use of the premises depend entirely on their availability. It is, therefore, essential that the couple make an advance booking with the Superintendent Registrar for his/her attendance at their proposed marriage as soon as a booking can be accepted. A fee for this attendance will be payable before the ceremony.
The couple will also have to give a notice of marriage to the Superintendent Registrar(s) of the district(s) in which they live. Please contact your local register office for further advice and information on this.
The couple should be aware that any arrangements made for a marriage to take place on the approved premises are dependent on:
(a) the attendance of Superintendent Registrar and a Registrar for the district in which the premises are situated; and
(b) the valid notice of marriage or civil partnership of both parties
The couple should be advised that only a civil, non-religious ceremony can be permitted by the Superintendent Registrar. Any reading, words or performance which form any part of the ceremony must be secular (non-religious). The content of the ceremony must be agreed in advance with the Superintendent Registrar who will be attending the ceremony.
Any rights of copyright for music, readings etc. permitted at the ceremony are a matter for the couple and the holder of the approval.
For further information or queries, please contact the register office directly.
To arrange a tour of our Hall and Garden or to make an enquiry please contact Kerry Pedrick, Tel: 020 7246 0999, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively complete our enquiry form and we will contact you.