Print this page Email this page Tweet this page Like this page on Facebook Marriages and ceremonies Most couples like to choose a venue for their wedding before anything else. In our borough, the Old Wembley Town Hall is a popular choice, but you can also choose from our list of approved venues for civil wedding ceremonies. Registering your intention to marry Before you can marry in a register office, approved premises, church or chapel in England or Wales (other than a Church of England where you may have banns called), you must give notice of your intention to marry. If you are a British citizen or a member of the European Union (EU), you must give the notice in the local authority where you have lived for at least the last seven days. If one or both of the couple is a foreign national (outside of the EU), the notice of intent can be given in any designated register office. Registering 'notice of intent' means arranging a face-to-face interview with our Registration team, stating who you are, where exactly the marriage will take place and giving your partner's full name, date of birth, age, profession and address. This appointment must be booked in advance, and you should check our list of the documents you will need to bring. Your notice of intent is valid for one year, and your marriage cannot take place in the first 16 days after the registration has taken place or 21 days where the marriage is abroad. Marriage ceremonies in Brent Please ensure you check availability with your chosen venue. Some venues are really popular and may be booked up if you wish to marry soon after the notice is given. Old Wembley Town Hall Approved wedding venues in Brent If you have a venue in mind that is not already approved for ceremonies, please read our information on certifying a building for worship and marriage ceremonies. Brent Town Hall parking If you wish to hold your ceremony at Brent Town Hall, please note that parking space is limited. You should also check if your chosen date is a Wembley Stadium event day, because parking cannot be guaranteed on these days, though temporary permits may be available. Abuse of immigration laws We are working with the UK Border Agency to identify marriages and civil partnerships which seek to abuse UK immigration laws. Anybody found to be arranging, facilitating or entering into a marriage or civil partnership solely to gain permission to stay in the UK risks arrest or prosecution. Foreign nationals may also face deportation and be barred from re-entering the UK for up to 14 years.