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.

The government’s Spring Road Map to easing of restrictions is based on a number of steps. Moving from one step to the next is not automatic and will depend on passing the four tests stated in the Spring Road Map.

Key dates and guest capacity:

29th March – up to 6 people*
12th April – up to 15 people*
17th May – up to 30 people*
21st June – no restrictions on numbers

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

Please note that the maximum guest numbers set by the government may not be possible at the Town Hall. As we move through the Road Map, we will be revisiting our Risk Assessments and these will dictate our guest capacity. It may not be possible for us to advise you of guest numbers until nearer to the time of the ceremony.

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 (under non-pandemic conditions): 100 in the main room, 60 on the balcony

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