First civil partnership in Worthing Ceremony Room

First civil partnership in Worthing Ceremony Room


Mark Holtman and Braydon King, the first couple to enter a civil partnership at the Worthing Ceremony Room since it re-opened to the public, have spoken of their happy day.  They signed the register at an intimate ceremony earlier this month.

The West Sussex County Council venue, adjacent to the ground floor of Centenary House in Durrington Lane, recently underwent an attractive makeover.

Mark said: “The ceremony was warm and extremely pleasant.

“The people really made it. They had a lot of empathy and were enthusiastic and listened to all our needs and requirements.

“So it was a very happy occasion, made happier by the people who conducted the ceremony.”

Braydon added: “We were looking for a venue and it was recommended to us.

“We live close by so it was convenient – I would recommend it to anyone.”

The venue has a designer glass entrance and attractive waiting area.  The ceremony room is bright, air conditioned and has seating for 30 guests.

As well as being licensed for marriage and civil partnership ceremonies, the Ceremony Room is available for baby naming and renewal of vows ceremonies.

West Sussex County Council’s Cabinet Member for Residents Services, Lionel Barnard, said: “Anyone who has visited the venue in the past few weeks will know it is a hidden gem.

“We are so pleased to be able to offer this facility again at this location.

“There is a wide choice of different ceremonies on offer here for the public – and bookings are already starting to trickle in.”

Photography and video recording are permitted in the ceremony room.

There is also an outside landscaped garden area which can be used where confetti can be thrown.

Reserved parking can be made available for the couple.

Disabled facilities are available throughout.

To find out more, or to book the venue, visit the Worthing Ceremony Room page on the County Council’s website.

Or phone the Ceremonies team on: 01243 642122.