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Council Chamber

Maximum 160 guests (under non-pandemic conditions)

Fees include use of the room, the registrars’ attendance and one copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate. The fee is the same for couples choosing to have a marriage, a civil partnership with a ceremony or a civil partnership with no ceremony.

Under current government restrictions, the Council Chamber can accommodate the legal maximum of 13 guests, including children and babies. The couple, the registrars and one professional photographer do not count toward this number. These numbers are subject to review and change as government and public health advice changes, but we will let you know nearer to the time of your ceremony how many guests can attend and any other safety measures in place.

Ceremonies

  • Marriage
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Naming Ceremonies

Days/Prices

Tuesdays to Fridays £480
Saturdays £680
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Room 99

Maximum 28 guests (under non-pandemic conditions)

Fees include use of the room, the registrars’ attendance and one copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate. The fee is the same for couples choosing to have a marriage, a civil partnership with a ceremony or a civil partnership with no ceremony.

At this time, with social distancing measures in place, Room 99 can only accommodate 4 guests, including children and babies. The couple, the registrars and one professional photographer do not count toward this number.  These numbers are subject to review and change as government and public health advice changes, but we will let you know nearer to the time of your ceremony how many guests can attend and any other safety measures in place.

Ceremonies

  • Marriage
  • Civil Partnerships

Standard Ceremony

You will receive a standard legal ceremony, and due to time constraints there is no ability to customise the ceremony and we do not have time for the bride/groom/partner to make an entrance. It will not be possible to meet with the Registrar before the ceremony.

Days/Prices

Monday to Thursday – Standard Ceremony £180
Friday – Standard Ceremony £230
Saturday – Standard Ceremony £280

Approved licensed venues

Fees include the registrars’ attendance and one copy of the marriage certificate. The fee is the same for couples choosing to have a marriage, a civil partnership with a ceremony or a civil partnership with no ceremony.

Ceremonies

  • Marriage
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Naming Ceremonies

During usual hours

Monday to Friday 9am – 6pm £600
Saturday 9am – 6pm £680
Sunday 9am – 6pm £780
Monday to Saturday 6pm – 10pm £780
Bank Holidays 9am – 6pm £780

Statutory Room

Maximum 2 guests

Fees include use of the room, the registrars’ attendance and one copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate. The fee is the same for couples choosing to have a marriage, a civil partnership with a ceremony or a civil partnership with no ceremony.

Ceremonies

  • Marriage
  • Civil Partnerships

Minimal Legal Ceremony

Ceremonies or civil partnership signings in the statutory room will use the minimal wording required by law,

The time allowed for ceremonies in the statutory room is shorter than in other ceremony rooms, which is reflected in the lower price. This means that there is no scope for any addition to the standard legal ceremony. You will not be able to choose your ceremony, add readings or personal vows, to have separate pre-ceremony interviews or have a walk in. If these are important to you, we strongly recommend you choose one of our other rooms where these options are available.

Days/Prices

Mondays at 9.15am – Minimal Legal Ceremony £57

Mayor’s Parlour- not currently in use

Maximum 12 guests (under non-pandemic conditions)

Fees include use of the room, the registrars’ attendance and one copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate. The fee is the same for couples choosing to have a marriage, a civil partnership with a ceremony or a civil partnership with no ceremony.

At this time, with social distancing measures in place, the Mayor’s Parlour cannot be used due to its size. This is subject to review and change as government and public health advice changes, but we will not book any new ceremonies in this room until it can be used again.

Ceremonies

  • Marriage
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Naming Ceremonies

Days/Prices

Tuesday to Friday £380
Saturday £580

The Richmond Room- not currently in use

Maximum 60 guests (under non-pandemic conditions)

Fees include use of the room, the registrars’ attendance and one copy of the marriage or civil partnership certificate. The fee is the same for couples choosing to have a marriage, a civil partnership with a ceremony or a civil partnership with no ceremony.

At this time, the Richmond Room cannot be used as it cannot be accessed in a socially distanced way. This is subject to review and change as government and public health advice changes, but we will not book any new ceremonies in this room until it can be used again.

Ceremonies

  • Marriage
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Naming Ceremonies

Days/Prices

Saturday £480