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The perfect setting!

Every couple wants an idyllic venue for their civil wedding - and Lincolnshire’s registration service can help them find it

Do you dream of somewhere grand to host your special day? Or would a more intimate location be right for you?

Wedding scene in Gainsborough Old Hall

Would your perfect setting be historic, like a castle or stately home? Or a stylish and contemporary location, looking firmly to the future?

With a choice of more than 90 licensed wedding venues in Lincolnshire, it can sometimes all feel overwhelming.

Thankfully, the county’s registration team - which is consistently rated “excellent” for customer service - is a great source of advice.

Julie Waller, business services manager, says: “There’s so much choice for your big day, and it can be hard to know where to start!

“We can help in lots of ways, from picking one of Lincolnshire’s many licensed venues through to giving you advice about the legal necessities.

“One of our experienced registrars will also conduct the ceremony on your special day, starting you on the path through your married lives.

“If you want to get married abroad, we can advise on that as well.”

In Lincolnshire, three great council-run venues are seeking approval for civil weddings - they are:

Lincoln Castle - with a backdrop of ancient walls, stunning grounds and breath-taking views, it will provide a jaw-dropping setting for weddings and celebrations.

The Collection - offering stunning bright spaces and cathedral views, this award-winning contemporary venue is in the heart of Lincoln’s cultural quarter.

The Usher Gallery - a picture-perfect setting in Lincoln with grand staircases, gorgeous gardens and fine art!

Away from Lincoln, couples have for some time been able to tie the knot in the magnificent setting of Gainsborough Old Hall (pictured).

The 500-year-old building - also run by the council - is one of the best preserved timber-framed manor houses in the UK.

Cllr Nick Worth, executive councillor for heritage and culture, says:

“We’re already hosting weddings at Gainsborough Old Hall, which is a truly special venue.

“I’m excited that we’ll now be using three other remarkable heritage buildings - particularly Lincoln Castle - for celebrations.

“They’ll really add to the choice for couples looking for the perfect venue for their wedding in our great county.”

Registration offices

There are 12 registration offices in Lincolnshire - each with its own unique facilities and features. They can be found at Boston, Bourne, Gainsborough, Grantham, Horncastle, Lincoln, Long Sutton, Louth, Skegness, Sleaford, Spalding and Stamford.

More information

To find out more about Lincolnshire heritage weddings, email charlotte.powell@lincolnshire.gov.uk or call 01522 554559.

For support from the registration service for your wedding, visit www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/registration or call 01522 782244.

A year of happiness

In 2015/16, Lincolnshire’s registration service conducted over 2,000 civil wedding ceremonies, including a growing number for same-sex couples.

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Last updated: 22 March 2017

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