A marriage can take place at any of the following venues:
- A register office
- An approved venue (non religious building or licensed venue such as a hotel or civic building)
- A Church of England church
- Any other religious building
All marriages must be registered so you must ensure that you give notice of your intention to marry before making any other arrangements, with the exception of marriages taking place in a Church of England church.
Church of England does not come under the Civil Registration Service so you must contact the Vicar of the church for advice on legal requirements for marriages and fees.
A registrar from the district covering the venue must be present, or the governing body of the religious building can choose an authorised person to register the marriage instead of the registrar.
View our ceremonies guide (PDF 441KB)
Fees and venues from April 2017 to March 2018
Knowsley Registration Service offer a variety of rooms at the office to suit all tastes, ranging from a small ceremony room for couples who wish to have their ceremony in a more personal environment to the unique garden gazebo.
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Registrar attendance at approved premises in Knowsley
The following venues in Knowsley have been approved for civil marriages / civil partnerships;
- The Venue
- Knowsley Hall
- Village, The Hotel Club
- Suites Hotels Knowsley
Please contact us for further information. You will also need to contact your chosen venue to make arrangements for your ceremony.
Download the fees list.
Church of England weddings
If you are planning a Church of England wedding you should contact the vicar for advice on the legal requirements for marriage and fees.
Weddings at any other religious buildings
You can only be married in a church in a different district from where you both live if:
- Either or both of you usually goes to worship in that building.
- There is no church of your religion in the district where you or the person you are marrying lives.
Getting married if you are ill
If you are not able to attend a church or register office because of long term or serious illness you can be married at home or in hospital. Please contact us for further advice and guidance.
View a selection of readings which you may choose to have during your ceremony.