Planning a civil ceremony at our dream wedding location.

Holding your civil wedding ceremony at Dunham Forest Golf & CC.

Getting married in a ceremony that isn’t religious has been legal since as far back as 1836. Couples were limited to tying the knot in a Registry Office, however, for many this wasn’t their idea of a dream wedding venue. More recently, authorised venues for civil wedding ceremonies have been extended to include the likes of stately homes and hotels and, we’re very happy to say, Dunham Forest Golf & CC.

What is a civil wedding ceremony and what are the legal requirements?

A civil wedding ceremony is a non-religious marriage service, conducted by or in the presence of a registrar. The service normally includes the exchange of vows along with readings and songs of your choice.

As it’s a formalised marriage ceremony, there are still some statutory requirements you’ll need to fulfil in order to hold your ceremony at Dunham Forest Golf & CC. These include:

  • giving at least 28 days’ notice to the local authority Registry Office
  • being resident in England or Wales for a minimum of 7 days before contacting the Registry Office
  • providing all the appropriate documentation with name, address, DOB etc

Further details are available from the Registry Office in Sale or via gov.uk or the Citizen’s Advice website.

Once all of the documentation has been taken care of, The Superintendent Registrar will then issue authorisation for the ceremony to go ahead with us.

You’ll also need two witnesses on the day to sign the register, which you must also sign along with the person who conducts your ceremony and/or the person who is authorised to register your marriage.

Hold your civil wedding ceremony and reception under one roof.

Dunham Forest Golf & CC has been approved by our local authority as a suitable venue in which to hold civil wedding ceremonies. As our clubhouse is surrounded by beautifully landscaped grounds, you can combine all of our elegant facilities for your service, drinks reception, and wedding breakfast.

As all elements of your wedding can be held conveniently under one roof, there’s no need to think about ferrying guests between venues and worrying about transporting everyone. This means you can relax and enjoy your day together in one delightful place.

Our experienced team can help you plan your civil wedding ceremony.

At Dunham Forest Golf & CC, our team is dedicated to making your day as special and memorable as possible.

We can help with the planning beforehand, assisting you with sourcing suppliers for flowers, decorations, entertainment and photography. We can supply you with a list of the various menus we offer which include simple buffets to more elaborate sit-down meals.

As you’ll have exclusive use of our venue, you can rest assured the running will be smooth as we’ll be available to handle all the details throughout the day.

Contact us for further details.

Dunham Forest Golf & CC is the ideal location for your civil wedding ceremony in Cheshire. Whether your idea of a dream wedding is small and cosy or large and lavish, we can accommodate a range of requirements all year round.

For further details or to book an appointment to view our beautiful surroundings and outstanding facilities, please contact laura@dunhamforest.com or mike@dunhamforest.com or call us on 0161 928 2605.