Covid-19 Update

While we are in lockdown or Tier 4, weddings and civil partnerships will not be able to take place at Islington Town Hall or our venues.

At this point we do not know when lockdown or Tier 4 measures will be lifted. The Health Protection Regulations (2020) is enforceable until 31 March 2021, but lockdown could also be extended past this date.

The government have stated that 'weddings and civil partnership ceremonies should not take place except in exceptional circumstances, for example where one of those getting married is seriously ill and not expected to recover ('deathbed wedding') or due to undergo debilitating treatment or life-changing surgery.'

We will not be taking any new ceremony bookings while we reschedule couples whose ceremonies cannot take place as planned, so please check back to this page when London enters Tier 3 or lower.

We will not be open for notices of marriage or civil partnership until at least the end of February. Please check back to this page at that point for an update to this information.

Marriage and civil partnership law requires an in-person, face-to-face interview with a registrar to give notice, and so notice cannot be given by proxy, in writing, by video call, online or by any other method.


Islington and the City of London is home to a diverse range of venues from the historic grandeur of the City’s Livery Halls to modern icons such as the Gherkin.

Whatever the scale, style and sense of occasion you want for your ceremony, we’re sure you can find the right venue for your perfect day in Islington and City of London.

Exterior of the Town Hall
Photo credit: Peter Chamberlain Photography


From the Town Hall, on fashionable Upper Street, to Islington and the City of London with over 50 venues to choose from.

Couple signing the register
Photo credit: Marianne Chua


The prospect of planning and booking a wedding or a civil partnership ceremony can feel overwhelming, but don’t worry! We are here to help guide you through.

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"Thank you so much for such an incredible day on Thursday last week.

Being the first wedding after lock down meant we were a little nervous about what to except but genuinely couldn’t have asked for more - you made us feel so comfortable and you put the personal touch into a COVID compliant service!

Thank you again!"

V & R - December 2020

"A big thank you to you and the Town Hall.

We had a great day.

The whole experience with Islington has been brilliant.

Please pass on our thanks to the registrars and also the very helpful man at the front door of the Town Hall. We thought they did a brilliant job at making the strange environment very normal and relaxed. It was a really special occasion."

S & M - October 2020

"Thank you for being so amazing. The whole process from giving notice to the actual ceremony went so smoothly.

We had a great time there.

We are going to remember Islington and recommend it to our friends."

N & A - December 2020

"My partner and I got married here yesterday and it was wonderful!

We want to thank the whole team at Islington Town Hall for such a wonderful day."

A & N - December 2020

"Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special.

It will be in our memories forever."

J & T - March 2020

"We would just like to say a huge thank you to our registrars.

They really helped us throughout the day and conducted a wonderful ceremony. E and I were both very nervous, they were very professional and helpful to calm both of us down.

It was the happiest day of our lives, one we will never forget.

Thanks again for all of your help organising this."

H & E - October 2020

"We got married in August after a lot of back and forth thanks to the first lockdown.

The staff were absolutely amazing and sensitive due to the passing of my dad 3 days before hand.

Everyone was so helpful and couldn’t do enough to offer advice and support.

We will forever be grateful x"

L & B - August 2020