Photo credit: Marianne Chua

About the room

IMPORTANT: Please be aware that there may be longer than usual waiting times for a notice of marriage/civil partnership 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.

At the top of the Town Hall’s impressive marble staircase, the Council Chamber 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.

Capacity
50 guests*

* This number includes the witnesses/guests of any age, including children and babies. The couple, registrars, and one professional photographer do not count toward this number. This is the maximum number of guests able to enter the room under our current fire and health and safety risk assessment.

Ceremonies offered
Marriages
Civil Partnerships
Renewal of Vows
Naming Ceremonies

Days/Prices
Tuesdays to ​Fridays£500
Saturdays£700

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