Marriage and civil partnership ceremonies

If you are planning to get married or form a civil partnership in the UK, there are legal preliminaries that must be completed before the ceremony can take place. You may need give a notice of intention before getting married.

Where can I get married?

A ceremony can take place in:

  • a register office
  • an approved premises
  • a registered building
  • a church or chapel of the Church of England or Church in Wales
  • a naval, military or air force chapel registered for marriage
  • at the residence of a housebound or detained person

List of approved premises in Ealing borough

Please be aware that the list of approved premises in Ealing changes regularly. If your desired venue is not on our list please contact the venue directly to ensure they are officially registered for legal marriages before contacting us.

If you want to have a ceremony in a registered building, a church or chapel of the Church of England or Church in Wales, please contact the person in charge of the building. Talk to them about the date and time of your ceremony and also confirm they are registered for marriage.

What does Ealing Register Office offer?

Since 30 June 2019, we no longer hold civil ceremonies at Ealing Town Hall. We are pleased to announce that since 5 July 2019, our ceremonies now take place in the beautiful surrounds of The Brentham Club, Pitshanger, Ealing. 

Brentham Club is set in 12 acres of conservation land beside the River Brent in Ealing fringed with deciduous woodland. The Brentham Club was established in 1911 to provide sport and leisure facilities, to the Ealing and Pitshanger Communities. This venue has played a significant part in British sporting history as  Fred Perry played tennis here for 16 years from 1919 to 1935.

With its attractive grounds and ample parking, this venue is ideally suited for Civil Ceremonies.

If you would like to view the Brentham Club, please contact Ealing Register Office via the enquiry form in the contact us details. Staff at the Brentham Club are unable to assist you with any marriage or civil partnership queries. These can only be addressed by a registrar. If you wish to book a ceremony then this must be completed online, using the link below.

You will need to book a ceremony

Until ceremonies are allowed to take place, you are unable to book a ceremony online. Please contact us to book your ceremony. The first available date will be 3 February 2021.

Fees and charges

Marriages at an approved premise or registered building need to be booked with the venue and Ealing register office.

Ceremonies will usually take place between 8am and 6pm. However, later ceremony times will be considered in some circumstances. Please contact the register office for further information.

Deposit and cancellations

A deposit is payable at the time of booking. If you attend the appointment, the deposit will be used towards payment for the service. The full fee for the ceremony must be paid six weeks before the date of the ceremony.

Pay balance

If you need to cancel or make changes to your ceremony, your fee may be retained and an additional fee may be applied. For more details please see our ceremony cancellation and amendments policy.

What happens after the ceremony?

Once the ceremony has finished, the couple will be presented with a certified copy of the marriage entry. The charge for this copy is £11 and is included in the ceremony fee guaranteeing you receive one copy on the day.

You can ask for extra copies on the day of the ceremony. They will cost £11 for each copy. The extra copies will be posted to you.

Please note the cost of copy certificates increases over time.