About the room

IMPORTANT: If you are booking a ceremony in 2021, please book your notice appointment before you book the ceremony, as there are longer than usual waiting times for an appointment across the country due to Register Offices being closed during national lockdowns.

If you are not able to give notice in time for your ceremony, you will need to move the ceremony to a later date.

A popular ceremony room at Islington Town Hall, Room 99 is a high-ceilinged, airy room and has been refurbished in keeping with the elegance of the building. Decorated with tasteful simplicity in red and gold with permanent floral displays and beautiful chandeliers, Room 99 provides a simple yet elegant setting to any ceremony. Large windows provide ample natural light and air-conditioning is available during the summer months.

All prices include room hire, the registrars’ attendance and one 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.

The time allowed for ceremonies in Room 99 is shorter than in the other ceremony rooms. 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.

We are not able to offer co-ordination meetings for ceremonies in Room 99, as these are always very simple ceremonies which are not able to be personalised.

In addition to this, it is important to note, until all restrictions are removed from ceremonies entirely (at the earliest 21 June 2021), social distancing and face coverings for guests will still be needed, and ceremonies will still need to be kept as short and simple as possible, meaning that music, readings, choice of ceremony, making an entrance into the room, other personalisation, or meeting with the registrar before the ceremony is not possible.

Capacity
The Prime Minister has announced the Government’s roadmap to ease lockdown restrictions in England. The roadmap for weddings and civil partnerships outlines four steps for easing restrictions, increasing numbers allowed for ceremonies at each step.

Before proceeding to the next step, the Government will monitor the data to assess the impact of the previous step. If any changes or delays are made to which alters the roadmap for ceremonies, the Government will give one week's notice and we will update ceremonies that will be affected. You can see the full government document by visiting: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-spring-2021/covid-19-response-spring-2021

See below for numbers allowed in each of our ceremony rooms for each step, based on public health guidance, risk assessments and government regulations.

Step 1: 6 people*
Step 2: 6 people*
Step 3: 6 people*
Step 4: 12 people*

* This number includes the couple, and witnesses/guests of any age, including children and babies. The registrars, and one professional photographer do not count toward this number.

As we enter Step 4, we will review the numbers that can safely use the room.

At this time we are unable to confirm if and when the guest numbers will be able to increase beyond these numbers again.

Ceremonies offered
Marriages
Civil partnerships

Days/Prices
Monday to Thursday£190
Friday£240
Saturday£290

Opening times

Days Times
Monday to Friday10.00 am
10.30 am
11.00 am
11.30 am
12 noon
2.00 pm
2.30 pm
3.00 pm
Saturday10.00 am
10.45 am
11.30 am
12.15 pm