Barnsley has a range of beautiful venues for your wedding or civil partnership, from the historic to the modern. Some venues also give you the option to have a twilight or outside ceremony. Whatever you're looking for, you're sure to find the perfect location to make your wedding day special.
Venues need to be licensed to be able to hold weddings or civil partnerships. These are called 'approved venues' or 'approved premises'. When you’re booking your venue you need to make sure that it's licensed.
You need to book your ceremony directly with the venue you choose. You'll also need to book a registrar for your ceremony.
Licensed civil ceremony venues in Barnsley
Barnsley Register Office
The register office is in Barnsley Town Hall and provides statutory ceremonies. There are no readings, music or other personalised elements to these ceremonies.
Attendance is restricted to the couple and two witnesses only. Children of any age can't attend. If you'd like to include other guests, please book the Ceremony Suite at Barnsley Town Hall instead.
Ceremonies are held on Thursday mornings. From 1 November 2023 they're held on alternate Tuesday mornings.
Barnsley Town Hall Ceremony Suite
The Ceremony Suite is a stunning venue within Barnsley Town Hall. It has a classic feel with traditional décor, panelled walls and silk flowers. There's also the option to play music. It has capacity for 38 guests Monday to Friday and 68 guests on Saturday (plus the couple).
Ceremonies can be held in this room on these days and times:
- 10am to 3.30pm Monday to Thursday
- 10am to 3pm Friday
- 10am to 3.30pm Saturday
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Cannon Hall is a historic house set in beautiful grounds.
It offers a range of venues for your ceremony. From the historic Deer Shelter in the heart of the parklands, to the elegant period library. There's also a sumptuous Jacobean inspired ballroom.
Each unique setting will make your special day truly memorable.
Elsecar Heritage Centre
Dating back to the Victorian era, The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre is a vast iron rolling mill. It's set in the historic village of Elsecar.
It's a truly unique indoor venue, full of character and found alongside cobbled streets and historic buildings.
Holding your ceremony at The Ironworks really will make your special day one to remember.
Holiday Inn offers a range of modern suites. You can also hold your ceremony outside in the Secret Garden. This is an Italian-inspired garden with flowerbeds, a stone gazebo and walkways.
Shaw Lane Sports Club
Shaw Lane can cater to your needs, whether that be a smaller ceremony or a more lavish reception. There are three function rooms available, as well as flexible outdoor space.
Spicer Manor is nestled on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Choose the Grand Hall for a more intimate ceremony, or the rustic Coach House with its oak and stone walls.
The Bluebell Suite
The Bluebell Suite offers an attractive setting for your ceremony. It includes modern lighting, a bar and dance floor, as well as an outdoor decking and garden area.
You can find a full list of all approved civil ceremony venues in England and Wales on GOV.UK.
How to get an approved premises licence
The council is the licensing authority in Barnsley for venues wanting to hold civil marriages and civil partnerships. We’re always on the lookout for more venues, such as restaurants, hotels and other prestigious buildings.
Contact us if you’d like to apply for an approved premises licence.