Report of the Assistant Director, Law and Governance and Proper Officer for 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 Blackwell Grange 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 Blackwell Grange Hotel as approved venue; the designated rooms and maximum capacity for each room for civil marriage and civil partnerships at the Blackwell Grange Hotel.
RESOLVED – That the licence for the Blackwell Grange Hotel as an approved premise for civil marriage and civil partnerships be granted for a further three years from 22 November 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 George Allan Suite – 130
The Bruhenny Suite – 300
The Havelock Restaurant – 150
The Gazebo * - 6
*ie two registrars, the couple and two witnesses inside the gazebo. Guests outside on the garden is unlimited.