Ceremony venues in Rutland

Please see our Marriage Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships during COVID-19 page for more information 

This page has everything you need to know about planning your ceremony. 

We have two rooms at the Registration Services building:

The Register Office

For a simple, legal ceremony – available Monday to Friday.

Seats 10 (including the couple and two witnesses).

Catmose Cottage

An elegant, Georgian drawing room seating up to 55 guests (including the couple and two witnesses).  Plus use of our walled garden for photographs after your ceremony.

Available Monday to Sunday.

Applications for Approved Premises'

An application has been made by Rutland County Council for Oakham Castle, Castle Grounds, Oakham, Rutland, to be approved under Sections 46A and 46B of the Marriage Act 1949, Section 36(1) of the Civil Partnership Act 2004 and the Marriages and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005 as a venue for the solemnisation of civil marriages and the registration of civil partnerships.

You can view the application and the attached plan here.

Licensed Venues


Download the list of approved premises for the solemnization of marriages and registration of civil partnerships.

Download documents of premises presently seeking to renew their approval, or register as a new premise - No premises currently renewing or registering 

Follow the links below for more information about the stunning venues within Rutland where our Registration Officers can conduct your ceremony:

Barnsdale Hall Hotel

Barnsdale Gardens

Barnsdale Lodge

The Falcon Hotel

Greetham Valley Golf Club

Hambleton Hall

Normanton Church Museum

Normanton Park Hotel

Oakham Castle 

Fort Henry

If you are thinking of applying for a Marriage/Civil Partnership venue license please contact the Superintendent Registrar on 01572 758 370 or email us

Catmose Cottage
Catmose Cottage