Photo credit: Marianne Chua

About the room

At the top of the Town Hall’s impressive marble staircase is the largest room we have available for ceremonies – the Council Chamber. This room features a vaulted ceiling and beautiful stained-glass windows.

Despite the size and capacity of this grand space, the seating layout retains intimacy. The horseshoe seating means none of your guests will be more than five rows from the happy couple. Thus, even much smaller parties do not feel overwhelmed during a ceremony.

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.

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.

The current government advice is that ceremonies need to be kept as short and simple as possible, meaning that music, readings, choice of ceremony, other personalisation, or meeting with the registrar before the ceremony is no longer possible. Again, we will review this as government and public health advice changes in the future.

Capacity
Maximum 100 in the main room, 60 on the balcony
Please note: 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.

Ceremonies offered
Marriages
Civil Partnerships
Renewal of Vows
Naming Ceremonies

Days/Prices
Tuesdays to ​Fridays£480
Saturdays£680

Opening times

Days Times
Tuesday – Thursday11:00am
12 noon
2:00pm
3:00pm
Friday11:00am
12 noon
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
Saturday11:00am
12 noon
2:00pm
3:00pm
4:00pm
5:00pm
6.00pm