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Registration Services in Flintshire

Published: 19/10/2018

Flintshire’s Cabinet Members will be asked to support a new venture for the County’s registration service and approve a revised schedule of fees when they meet later this month.

The registration service includes the registration of births, deaths, marriages and civil partnerships, licensing of venues for civil ceremonies, custody of archived records, issuing copy certificates, and conducting citizenship and celebratory ceremonies such a renewal of marriage vows.

The registration service is located at Llwynegrin Hall which is a stunning listed property.  There is scope to offer a range of other services which would complement and enhance existing services whilst generating extra revenue for the Council.

Llwynegrin Hall was built by Thomas Jones, local architect and county surveyor, and was completed in 1830.  It was a peaceful country home until 1948 when the Hall and surrounding land was purchased by Flintshire County Council.  The Hall retains the atmosphere of a family residence and provides a wealth of period features and is a perfect venue for all occasions.

Currently, there are two ceremony rooms at Llwynegrin Hall and there is an opportunity to introduce a third.  There is a particularly picturesque room currently occupied used for other purposes.  It presents an opportunity to offer an additional licensed room for ceremonies or to increase the range of complementary services, such as offering drinks and canapes before or after a ceremony. This service could be provided by Theatr Clwyd, which already offers a range of wedding services.

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Corporate Assets and Management, Councillor Billy Mullin, said:

“I think people celebrating their marriage in the beautiful Llwynegrin Hall may wish to mark the occasion with quality food and drinks, and afterwards then walk up to the theatre for their wedding breakfast.

“With a growing demand for personalised ceremonies, the registration service could also increase the types of celebratory ceremonies it undertakes, for example, celebrations outdoors and at non-licensed venues.

“All these proposals would generate income for the Council.”

The report to be presented at Cabinet also sets out a revised schedule of fees for 2019/20 and 2020/21 for the Cabinet Members to review and approve.