Report of the Assistant Director Law and Governance and Proper Officer for the Darlington Registration District
The Assistant Director, Law and Governance and Proper Officer for Darlington Registration District submitted a report (previously circulated) to give consideration to the renewal of a licence for the Redworth Hall Hotel to be approved as a venue for Civil Marriages and Civil Partnerships in accordance with the provisions of The Marriage Act 1949 (as amended by the Marriage Act 1994); the Civil Partnership Act (2004); the Marriage and Civil Partnerships (Approved Premises) Regulations 2005 and 2021; and the Marriage (Same Sex Couples) Act (2013).
The submitted report gave a summary of the Redworth Hall Hotel as approved venues; the designated rooms and maximum capacity for each room for civil marriage and civil partnerships.
Councillor Lee referred to historic concerns raised by residents in Redworth Village regarding noise and inappropriate language generated from those events in the hotel’s Great Hall and requested that this Licensing Committee be advised on what steps the hotel are taking at events to mitigate the potential for noise disruption.
RESOLVED – That the licence for the Redworth Hall Hotel as an approved premise for civil marriage and civil partnerships be granted for a further three years from 31 July 2022 and that the places designated where civil marriage and civil partnerships can take place indoors at the premises and the maximum of numbers of persons who can attend those marriage and civil partnerships continue to be:
The Great Hall - 150
Kelvington Suite - 100
Prince Bishop Suite - 280
The Minstrels Gallery – 2-
The Restaurant - 100
The 1744 Room - 80
Cocktail Bar - 50
The Summerhouse (outside structure) * - 6
*ie. two registars, the couple and two witnesses inside the gazebo. Guests Outside on the garden is unlimited.