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Authorised venues

It is now possible to hold your civil ceremony outwith the registration office. You may choose to have your ceremony conducted by a registrar at one of the authorised venues in Dumfries and Galloway.

The choice of venues for civil marriage ceremonies has been extended. Councils now have the power to approve places where civil marriages can be conducted by registrars. This authorisation can be for a one-off occasion or for a period of one year. The District Registrar will have an up to date list of places in their area and a complete list for Dumfries and Galloway. For further information please contact any Registration Office.

The cost to become an authorised venue for a period of one year is £230.  The cost of applying for an authorisation for a one-off occasion is currently £230.  

Should you wish to have a civil ceremony at any of these venues, please contact the venue to direct for initial enquiries.

If you wish to have civil ceremony at a venue not already authorised or you wish to become an authorised venue please contact:-

Registration Development Team
Customer Services
Ewart Library
Catherine Street

Tel: 030 33 33 3000 Ext 65052

The process to consider a venue as suitable to host civil ceremonies can take at least 6 weeks.