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Approved places

The following establishments have been granted 3 year Approved Place status to hold marriage and civil partnership ceremonies:

Location nameAddressContact details
Bradda Cafe & Restaurant
Bradda Glen
Port Erin
Tel: +44 1624 837713
Castletown Town Hall & Community Centre
Farrant's way, Castletown
Tel: +44 1624 825005
Castletown
Tel: +44 1624 827037
18-22 Loch Promenade
Douglas
Tel: +44 1624 617068
Douglas Town Hall
Ridgeway Street
Douglas
Tel: +44 1624 636900
Central Promenade
Douglas
Tel: +44 1624 661155
Mount Murray Golf Club
Mount Murray, Santon
Tel: +44 1624 661111
Central Promenade
Douglas
Tel: +44 1624 662662
Douglas
Tel: +44 1624 832101
Ballasalla
Tel: +44 1624 827037
Harris Promenade
Douglas
Tel: +44 1624 645500
Talk of the Town
Nobles Park Pavillion, Noble's Park
Tel: +44 1624 861489
Harris Promenade
Douglas
Tel: +44 1624 694578

Becoming an approved place

To qualify as an Approved Place on the Isle of Man, there are certain criteria that must be met, details of which can be found in the Guidance Issued by the Clerk of the Rolls. Locations may be indoor or outdoor (if outdoor, an alternative indoor venue within walking distance must be available due to inclement weather), aircraft (within Manx airspace), vessels (within Manx territorial waters) or vehicles and must be seemly and dignified. Locations do not need to offer reception facilities.

There are two types of approval available on the Isle of Man:

  • 3 year Place Approval: This is valid for 3 consecutive years covering civil marriage and/or civil partnership ceremonies at a place, aircraft, vessel or vehicle. This approval is renewable.
  • Consent of the Chief Registrar: This is valid for one ceremony only at the specified time, date and location. This consent is not renewable.

An owner/proprietor/trustee wishing to apply for 3 year Place Approval must do so by completing the relevant application form, supplying the requested documentation and a cheque for the prescribed fee of £1,600 made payable to 'Isle of Man Government', sending them to the Civil Registry. An application form can only be used in respect of one place but must include details of a private interview room and may include more than one location within that place.

A couple who wish to apply for Consent of the Chief Registrar for a ceremony at a one-off location should complete the relevant application form, supplying the requested documentation and enclosing a cheque for the prescribed fee of £225 made payable to 'Isle of Man Government', sending them to the Civil Registry. Please note that this is an application fee and that additional prescribed fees will be payable.

Time frames for processing applications will vary according to each application and often depend on the nature of the venue. A renewal application can be submitted anytime during the final 6 months of the current approval. The place, aircraft, vessel or vehicle will be inspected for suitability by a representative of the Civil Registry as part of the application process. Once approval has been granted, the place, aircraft, vessel or vehicle will be issued with a Certificate of Approval and Appendix for each location. Conditions may be imposed on your Appendix by the Chief Registrar.

Places wishing to apply to become an Approved Place should not advertise or take bookings for any civil marriage or civil partnership ceremonies until the application is complete and approval has been granted.

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