Civil Wedding Venue Venue
Whether you’re looking to organise a same-sex wedding ceremony, a religious ceremony, civil ceremony or want to renew your vows, Nailcote Hall offers three stunning suites, all offering something different for your big day.
Over the years, Nailcote Hall has earned its reputation as one of the best and most desirable venues for civil marriages. With naturally stunning grounds surrounding the hall and an incomparable atmosphere, it's hard not to picture you and your partner spending your big day here.
Nailcote Hall truly has everything you need and more for the most beautiful, memorable day. If you’re looking to dance the night away, Nailcote’s own hotel is the ideal location for you and your guests to rest. Supplying 49 luxury rooms and a unique 17th-century charm, our hotel will guarantee a first-class stay to top off your wonderful day.
Civil ceremonies in The Pavilion
Overlooking a beautiful lake, our modern Pavilion suite is perfect for an intimate ceremony of up to 50 guests.
This intimate venue is located away from the main building, for an exclusive feel. Boasting a private entrance and car park, with stunning views over the lake and golf course, this is a remarkable setting to say your vows.
The pavilion also makes for a great reception suite, holding up to 70 guests for an informal celebration.
Civil partnership ceremonies in The Bistro
For larger civil ceremonies, the Bistro, with its stunning staircase and entrance like no other, will offer the wow factor for up to 140 guests.
This striking staircase offers a dramatic entrance to your ceremony, with room for up to 90 seated guests under its glass roof, and a further 50 guests who can enjoy the view from the balcony. This venue also boasts a wedding breakfast suite for up to 100 people (The Lant), so your whole day can be hosted under one roof.
Civil partnership ceremonies in The Marquee
Are you looking to invite more than 140 guests? The Marquee, with its floor to ceiling glass windows and views over the golf course, is the perfect venue and can host up to 320 guests.
As the largest venue at Nailcote Hall, this permanent glass marquee offers fantastic views across the lake, lower lawn and golf course. Perfect for ceremonies of up to 280, this venue’s main benefits are in its size and design - essentially a blank canvas to help you create the wedding of your dreams.
During the summer months, it is an excellent setting for your entire wedding day. You can host your drinks reception on the lower lawn while The Marquee is transformed into your reception room. This set-up can host up to 320 guests.
Frequently asked questions about civil ceremonies
What is a civil ceremony?
A civil ceremony is simply a wedding ceremony without any religious connotations.
Is a civil ceremony the same as a wedding?
A civil ceremony is a wedding, with the only difference being that they are viewed as non-religious. However, your civil ceremony can be whatever you want it to be, and we will work with you to ensure your dream wedding becomes a reality.
Do you need a civil ceremony to get married?
Not necessarily. You can opt to get married either with a civil ceremony or a religious ceremony. You will be considered legally wed, so long as the marriage is recorded in the register and signed by:
- The people entering the marriage contract
- The individual responsible for conducting the ceremony (or someone who is authorised to register the marriage)
- Two witnesses
How long is a civil ceremony?
Very simple ceremonies can take as little as 10 minutes. However on average a civil ceremony lasts approximately 20 to 30 minutes. This includes time for readings and photographs.
How do you arrange a civil ceremony?
Firstly, you must notify your local registrar office of your intention to marry. If you are planning for your ceremony to take place in a different area to where you live, you should also do this at the register office local to the venue. This has to be done no less than 28 days before your wedding.
Additionally, you will have to pay a small fee and provide some documentary evidence.
You will also need to find a venue that is not only licensed to host a civil ceremony but can provide everything you need to make your day as unique and memorable as possible.
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