Approved venues

A civil marriage or civil partnership ceremony can be held at any approved premises in England and Wales.

Approved premises are places licensed for the solemnisation of ceremonies. As well as the historic Cheylesmore Manor Ceremony Suite, Coventry has a wonderful range of venues to suit every ceremony style and budget. 

Premises licensed for marriages in Coventry: 

Drapers' Hall

After more than 30 years shut, this impressive Regency hall in the heart of historic Coventry has been repurposed and reinvigorated as a venue for marriages.

The Grade II* listed Drapers’ Hall is one of the few Regency buildings in the city and was built in 1831-2 as the headquarters of the Coventry Drapers’ Guild.

The current building is the third Drapers’ Hall on the site, replacing the previous medieval and post-medieval buildings which the wealthy Guild of Drapers constructed as places to do business, to socialise and to hold events.

Designed by Thomas Rickman and H W Hutchinson, the current building is in Greek Revival style and consists of a series of grand ceremonial spaces lit by rooflights: a Ballroom, Tea Room and Reading Room. Each of these has decorative plaster ceilings and chimneypieces. In the basement the original kitchens, plate store, wine store and sculleries survive with all their fittings. Parts of the basement were also used as air raid shelters in both World Wars.

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You can contact Nicola Norman on 07767 255068 or

Drapers' Hall

The Hare and Hounds 

The Hare and Hounds are a family run business within easy access to the Coventry Building society Arena, M6 Motorway and 3.4 miles from Coventry City Centre . They are a local Pub in Keresley with Bar/Restaurant and are now licenced as an Approved Premises for Marriages and Civil Partnerships.

Wedding packages are offered which can include the ceremony and wedding reception including all decorations and choice of music for everyone to suit. Their aim to make your special day really special. 

Photographs are available to view in the photo gallery on the website link below.

Watery Lane, Keresley, Coventry, CV7 8JA

You can contact Kellie Henney, Sue Holdsworth or Sarah Egan on 02476332716

The Hare and Hounds

Hilton Hotel

Located in the heart of England, just off the M6, you’ll find our DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry hotel. Newly refurbished and welcoming, this modern hotel is a top choice for business travellers, convention attendees and families. Savor our signature, warm chocolate chip cookie and enjoy the various amenities designed for a comfortable stay.

Paradise Way, Walsgrave Triangle, Coventry, CV2 2ST

024 7660 3000

Holiday Inn

Located in the heart of England, just off the M6, you’ll find our DoubleTree by Hilton Coventry hotel. Newly refurbished and welcoming, this modern hotel is a top choice for business travellers, convention attendees and families. Savor our signature, warm chocolate chip cookie and enjoy the various amenities designed for a comfortable stay.

Hinckley Road, Walsgrave, Coventry, CV2 2HP

0870 400 9021

Royal Court Hotel

For couples looking to host a boutique wedding set in a stunning manor house, the Royal Court Hotel would be a fantastic choice of venue. We offer striking architecture, stunning gardens and an elaborate entrance decorated in enchanting chandeliers. This grand Coventry hotel also benefits from its close proximity to the M6 and Birmingham airport (9.7miles), making it extremely accessible for guests travelling to the wedding.

Tamworth Road, Keresley, Coventry, CV7 8JG

08712 220096

Royal Court Hotel - wedding photos

St. Mary's Guildhall

St Mary’s Guildhall has been hosting magnificent events for 700 years, and is the perfect wedding venue located within the heart of Coventry’s City Centre. Our unique historical setting will ensure your event is fit for royalty.

Whether your event is small and intimate or grand and gracious, our wedding venue hire options will help you create an unforgettable occasion.

Civil ceremonies can be held in a choice of historic rooms of differing sizes, each with its own character to create just the perfect atmosphere, from the newly unveil Muniment room to the magnificent Great Hall, a vary of rooms are available for wedding breakfasts and receptions.

The picturesque courtyard and the mesmerising medieval kitchen, recently unveiled to the public for the first time in 100 years, makes a fine setting for welcome drinks and photographs.

Address: Bayley Lane, Coventry, CV1 5RN

For all enquiries call: 02476 430 545



Ceremony venues: St Mary's Guildhall

The Charterhouse

Closed for renovation until further notice

The Carthusian Priory of St Anne - a unique Grade 1 listed building and grounds, surrounded by parkland in the centre of Coventry. Charterhouse is a grade I listed 14th Century Carthusian Monastery, one of only nine ever built in Britain. The Carthusian order was a silent order. Sadly it suffered at the time of the Dissolution of the Monasteries when the Chapel and other religious buildings were destroyed and used as building materials. The Charterhouse is owned by Historic Coventry Trust and is working in partnership with Coventry City Council and Heritage Lottery Fund to restore the building and open to the public as a heritage visitor centre and educational attraction.

London Road, Coventry, CV1 2JR

The Old Hall Hotel

The Old Hall Hotel is a luxury hotel in Coventry, set in a restored listed building. The Old Hall Hotel in Coventry is the perfect spot for weekend breaks, weddings, or corporate functions. Our experienced staff provide first-class hospitality service, while our exceptional dining options and unique bars offer a fantastic environment in which you can relax and enjoy great food and drink. Contact us today to find out more about our facilities and to book your wedding. We are proud to deliver the very highest standard of hospitality in a historic and beautiful setting that is perfect for a weekend break, a wedding, or a corporate retreat.

Tamworth Road, Coventry, CV6 2EJ

Office: 02475 186000

The Old Hall Hotel

The Telegraph Hotel

The iconic Telegraph building at 157 Corporation Street was home to the city’s newspaper for more than 50 years. Just imagine the buzz and bustle of journalists and machinists producing four printed editions every single day.

The scene is more laid-back since its conversion into a chic new hotel putting Coventry in the news with headline-grabbing features that bring style and comfort to the city. Forme & Chase – our restaurant, bar and lounge are bringing back some authentic 1950s glamour. Then there are the 88 uniquely-styled bedrooms, including the Lord Iliffe Suite, which reimagines the original owner’s private apartment. Generators – our seasonal rooftop bar with a printworks-industrial theme – is a very cool place to watch the sun setting over Belgrade Plaza.

157 Corporation Street, Coventry, CV1 1GU

(024) 75262885

Village Hotel and Leisure Club

Our hotel in Coventry is less than ten minutes away from Coventry city centre, and just 20 minutes from the Ricoh Arena, making our Coventry hotel the perfect destination if you’re in town to catch a concert. Plus, at Village Coventry you’ll find everything you need for your stay – stylish rooms, a pub and restaurant, a spa, a state-of-the-art gym, and a Starbucks, all in one location.

Dolomite Avenue, Coventry Business Park, Coventry, CV4 9GZ

024 7671 9000

Windmill Village Golf and Leisure Club

If you are looking for the ideal location for your dream wedding then here at the Windmill Village Hotel we can provide you with the perfect wedding venue. We can help you plan your wedding to a tee; your personal wedding advisor will ensure that all of the crucial specifics are carried out and that everything looks stunning. If, however, you want to manage it all yourself this is not a problem, we are still here to offer our support if needed, and can provide you with a list of trusted suppliers if you would like them.

Birmingham Road, Allesley, Coventry, CV5 9AL

02476 40 40 40

Windmill Village

The first thing to do is enquire at your chosen venue about availability on your required date, and the services they offer. They will then advise you to book your registrar using the online booking system.

Registering an approved premise in Coventry

If you wish to make an application to become a civil wedding venue as an approved premise you can make a marriage venue licence application.