GENERAL INFORMATION Durrant House Hotel Heywood Road Northam Bideford Devon EX39 3QB Tel: 01237 472361 Fax: 01237 421709 Vat No: 810 543367 Company No: 4754034 The Formalities Civil ceremonies “in house” can be as lavish or as simple as you require, but there are certain requirements under the approved premise marriage act 1994 that only you can deal with. Once a date and a venue has been decided the registrar in your home area must be notified of your intentions to marry out of your district. The superintendent registrar for the area you are to be married in should be contacted and your thoughts regarding the date and time of your ceremony should be discussed and arranged with his/her team. The registrar can accept provisional bookings for weddings up to one year in advance. A minimum of 21 days is required for marriage by certificate, 2 days for marriage by special licence. Fees are payable direct to the registrar. The superintendent registrar responsible for conducting civic ceremonies at the Durrant House Hotel is based at Torridge Register Office and can be contacted on 0845 155 1002 . Marriage ceremonies can be held between 8.00am and 6.00pm daily, with the exception of Christmas Day. Music can be played/presented but it must not be of a religious nature. Videos may be allowed but discuss this with the registrar. You may plan your own content apart from the actual marriage, this should be agreed with the registrar.