Houses of Parliament become Approved Wedding Venue

Couples planning a civil ceremony will be aware that there are all manner of approved venues where they can be legally married and now they can add the Houses of Parliament to the list.

The Houses of Parliament now an approved civil wedding venue

Westminster City Council has licensed two rooms in the Palace of Westminster to be used for marriages and civil partnerships. Until now, only MPs, peers, and parliamentary officials have been allowed to marry there.

The two rooms are the Jubilee Room, which has space for 80 people and the MPs’ dining room, with views of the Thames, which can accommodate up to 150.

Since a change in the law in 1995 local authorities have been able to authorise venues for civil marriages provided that are satisfied that the approved premises – and its management – will support the dignity of marriage.

The Palace of Westminster joins a host of unusual London venues approved for civil marriages including London Palladium, Fortnum & Mason and London Zoo

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  1. zoe johnson says:

    hi just wondering how to find out about the prices etc of the houses of parliament for a wedding venue, been trying to find out about it but can’t?, Thanks.

  2. Hi Zoe
    The original source of information seems to have been moved and I’m afraid I can’t find anything either. However, there is a list of approved venues in Westminster here:
    http://www.westminster.gov.uk/workspace/assets/publications/MASTER_Approved_Venues_02.09.11-1315822513.pdf
    The House of Commons is #55 on the list but there is little further information other than a phone number: 020 7219 0697
    You can also contact the House of Commons Information Office via the form here:
    http://www.parliament.uk/site-information/contact-us/
    I will also submit an enquiry and post any answer here. Hope this helps?

  3. Just to update – I did send an email asking if this was still available but have not received a reply unfortunately?

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