'Premises' are defined as a permanently immovable structure comprising at least a room, or any boat or other vessel which is permanently moored. The primary use of the premises must not be such as to render it unsuitable for the solemnisation of marriages or formation of civil partnerships, demean marriage or civil partnerships or bring it into disrepute.
Marriages and civil partnerships must take place in readily identifiable and regularly available premises. This will preclude marriages or civil partnerships from taking place in most forms of transport; or, normally, in a private house.
Marriages can now take place at a licenced venue in the open air, a tent or temporary marquee as a specified 'linked area' in conjunction with the licenced premise.