A new register office based in an historic landmark building in the heart of Arnold has opened its doors for weddings and other ceremonies and to register births and deaths.
Nottingham County Council’s Registration Service has refurbished two room rooms within the Grade II Arnot Hill House for its servicesand the first wedding is taking place this Saturday (November 26).
Grant Dixon, 28, and Joanne Searcy, 30, from Calverton, are holding a ceremony at the venue with four bridesmaids, two page boys and 55 guests.
Joanne said: “We love the location as the grounds are stunning and it is local to Grant and I and a lot of our family.
“The lovely old building also sold it to us and we are thrilled to be the first couple to get married there!”
A registrar is based in the building for birth, death and other registration appointments in place of the previous Gedling base at Carlton which was in a less central location and did not have a ceremony room.
Helen Scaman from the Registration Service said: “To be able to offer people the choice to get married here is wonderful. The venue is beautiful, the room we have available for weddings and other ceremonies has a grand feel and striking original features with a lake view and the location is fantastic.”
For information about Nottinghamshire County Council’s Registration Service contact 0300 500 80 80 or www.celebrateinnottinghamshire.co.uk