Approved premises for civil marriages and partnerships

These venues are privately owned buildings which have been approved for non-religious marriage and partnership ceremonies. They must have a valid licence at the time of your ceremony.

To book a ceremony at any of these approved premises, you need to

  1. contact the venue first to check hire costs and availability
  2. provisionally book the venue
  3. contact Hackney Registration Service using the appropriate booking form below to check that our registrars can attend at the date and time you want

For a ceremony at any approved venue, you will pay a hire fee directly to the venue and a registrars’ attendance fee to us.

The only venues in Hackney which has an inclusive ceremony fee (room and registrars’ fees) is the Lanchester Suite at Hackney Town Hall.

For all the approved premises venues below, you need to pay a venue hire fee to the venue plus a separate registrar fee to us. See the ceremony booking forms below for registrar fees and registrar booking details.

Clissold House

Clissold Park, N16 9HJ

Clissold House is a restored Grade II* listed space set in the tranquil surrounds of Clissold Park with beautiful interiors and a stunning outdoor terrace. Once you have provisionally booked the venue, complete and send us the booking form:

Hackney Assembly Hall

Reading Lane, E8 1EA

Refurbished in 2012, Hackney Assembly Hall is located in Hackney Town Hall, but is run as a separate venue. It is an approved premise for ceremonies. You need to contact them to organise room hire. Once you have provisionally booked the venue, complete and send us the booking form:

Stoke Newington Town Hall

186 Stoke Newington Church Street, N16 0JL

Stoke Newington Town Hall has 2 beautiful rooms for ceremonies. Contact the Stoke Newington venue team directly for information about room hire costs. Once you have provisionally booked the venue, complete and send us the booking form:

Other approved premises

Use the links below to find out more about each approved premise.

Once you have provisionally booked your venue, complete and send us the booking form.





Page updated on: 3 June 2019



Registration Services
Hackney Service Centre
1 Hillman Street
E8 1DY