Venues for Civil Marriages and partnerships
You can have a civil marriage or civil partnership ceremony in a Registrar's office, or at any venue agreed between the couple, the Chief Registrar and the venue owner.
You may choose to have your ceremony at home, in a local hall, another local venue or another place that is important to you.
In Lerwick, the Registrar's Office is based in Lerwick Town Hall, a beautiful and historic building which is a popular venue for wedding ceremonies and functions.
For more information visit Lerwick Town Hall website or
- Contact the Chief Registrar, Town Hall, Lerwick - Telephone 01595 744562, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
To help you think about other places you could have your ceremony in, the following is a list of appropriate venues that have been used previously for ceremonies in Shetland:
- Baltasound Hotel, Baltasound, Unst, ZE2 9DS
- Bonhoga Gallery, Weisdale Mill, Weisdale
- Braewick Cafe, Eshaness, ZE2 9RS
- Burrastow House, Walls, ZE2 9PD
- Busta House Hotel, Brae, ZE2 9QN.
- Easthouse, Duncansclate, Burra, ZE2 9LE
- Eshaness Community Centre, Braehoulland, Eshaness, ZE2 9RS
- Isbister Public Hall, Isbister, Whalsay, ZE2 9AJ
- Meadowvale, Exnaboe, Virkie, ZE3 9JS
- Shetland Museum and Archives, Hay's Dock, Lerwick, ZE1 0WP
- Sound Public Hall, Lerwick, ZE1 0RQ
- Sumburgh Hotel, Sumburgh, ZE3 9JN
- Symbister Public Hall, Symbister, Whalsay, ZE2 9AA
- The Moorfield Hotel, Brae, ZE2 9UX
- Westhall, Lower Sound, Lerwick
Once you have decided where you want to have your ceremony, you need to discuss the venue with the Chief Registrar. If the venue has not been used for a ceremony before, the Chief Registrar may arrange a visit to view the premises, just to make sure they are suitable.