Stunning civil wedding venue in Cheshire

For couples who want to make things official, but don’t want a religious ceremony – a civil ceremony is the way to go. The good news is at Dunham Forest Golf & CC, arranging a civil ceremony is very straightforward – you just need to be aware of a few legal guidelines.

Give notice of your intention to marry

You must give notice of your intention to marry at your local register office at least 28 days before the event – your notice will then be displayed publicly in the register office for during this time.

You will also need to reside in the registration district for at least 7 days prior to giving notice at the register office.

You will also need to pay a small fee and show the superintendent registrar documentary evidence of your:

  • name (take your birth certificate along)
  • age (the minimum legal age for getting married in England and Wales is 16 years of age but written consent may be required for anyone under 18 years)
  • nationality (passport)
  • proof of address (shown on your driving licence or a utility bill)
  • evidence of the ending of any previous marriage or civil partnership

Dunham Forest Golf & CC licensed wedding venue

Whether your idea of a dream wedding is small and cosy or large and lavish, we can accommodate your requirements all year round. We are a local authority approved licensed wedding venue for civil ceremonies. This means that your entire your wedding can be held under one roof, there’s no need to think about ferrying guests between venues and worrying about transportation throughout the day. This means you can relax and enjoy your day together in one delightful place.

Decor and finishing touches

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.

To book an appointment to view our outstanding facilities, please contact or call us on 0161 928 2605.