After booking your ceremony, we will send you a confirmation email with a link to give you specific information to help you plan your day, depending on the ceremony and room you have chosen.
This page covers information that may help you decide if a ceremony at Islington Town Hall is right for you.
Yes. There is a ramp to the Town Hall building and lifts to all levels, as well as accessible bathrooms.
Guide dogs and other trained assistance animals are welcomed. Your animal should wear their vest to show that they are a trained assistance animal and not just your pet. If your animal does not have a vest, please bring the paperwork to show that they are a trained assistance animal.
We have limited special access parking spaces available on the Town Hall forecourt, and these need to be booked well in advance by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
If you or any of your guests have a disability, please click here to complete a personal emergency evacuation plan form so we can ensure safety on your ceremony day.
We don’t have general parking available at the Town Hall, so we advise your guests to arrive by public transport.
If you or your guests have a disability, we have limited special access parking spaces available on the Town Hall forecourt, and these need to be booked well in advance by emailing email@example.com
Chauffeured cars, taxis and buses are able to stop outside the building to drop off or collect couples or guests.
While this could be a fun thought, the only animals permitted in the Town Hall are guide dogs and other assistance animals. Your animal should wear their vest to show that they are a trained assistance animal and not just your pet. If your animal does not have a vest, please bring the paperwork to show that they are a trained assistance animal.
Yes! We hold monthly tours for couples to visit the building and chat to our registrars, as well as occasional seasonal events.
Our rooms are used for more than one ceremony a day, so we are unable to allow you to decorate or rearrange the room before your ceremony.
In addition to this, Islington Town Hall is a listed building so we can’t allow anything to be attached to the walls or chairs.
You are welcome to bring your own personal flowers with you, but you won’t be able to take them into the room beforehand. They will need to be brought into and taken out of the room within the ceremony slot you have booked.
The Council Chamber and Room 99 have built in air conditioning, and can remain cool in the summer months.
Our other rooms cannot be fitted with air conditioning while maintaining their listed status, so they may be quite warm in the summer months. We do our best to keep the rooms cool by ventilating as much as possible between ceremonies.
Yes! The Angel Suite is available to book by couples who have booked a Council Chamber ceremony, and want a space to arrive a little bit early and relax in 45 minutes before the ceremony, either together as a couple, or with your best people.
It may be possible to use the Angel Suite if you are booked in one of our other ceremony rooms, but this depends on the time and date your ceremony is booked for.
You can find out more by visiting the Angel Suite’s page.
Each room has a strict maximum number of people that can be safely accommodated, decided by fire regulations. If your guests exceed the number allowed in the room, then some of them will be asked to remain outside the building.
If you find out after you book a room that it will be too small for your expected guest numbers, and you wish to move the ceremony to a larger room, contact us and we will check the availability of other rooms on your chosen date. Extra costs will apply if there is a difference in fees between the rooms.
We aim to be able to give you access 15 minutes before your scheduled ceremony start time.
Our staff will show your guests into the ceremony room when it is ready.
The whole ceremony will need to be legally conducted by one of our registrars, though your friends and family can read poems etc. (subject to the room you have booked).
You can livestream your ceremony in Room 99 to your friends and family through our partners at E-There. If you would like to add streaming to your ceremony booking, or to find out more, please visit the E-There website.
At this time we are only launching streaming in Room 99, our most popular ceremony room, but we may add extra rooms in the future. In the meantime, you are welcome to use your own phones or devices to stream the ceremony in other rooms, but please be aware we don’t have reliable Wi-Fi in the Town Hall, so you will need to use your own data.
Yes, you will be able to take some photographs inside the Town Hall building after the ceremony.
We don’t limit the amount of time you are able to have pictures, but we do ask that all couples are considerate of other couples who also want to take pictures.
You can also have some photographs on the steps outside.
We do not permit anything messy, potentially damaging, or on fire! You are welcome to have these things outside of the building, as long as it doesn’t cause damage, and it is legal to do so. If you have something in mind that is unusual but not messy/hazardous/on fire, please ask us beforehand if it will be possible.
We also only permit the use of eco-friendly options like biodegradable confetti outside the Town Hall. Rice is not permitted as it poses health and safety risks with the stairs in inclement weather and attracts pigeons.
There is no alcohol permitted at any time, in any of the rooms in the Town Hall, as we don’t have an alcohol licence. You are welcome to have that celebratory glass of champagne outside instead, just as long as you aren’t impeding the access of other ceremony parties.
Although there is no facility for holding any kind of reception within the Town Hall, the Islington Assembly Hall next door to the Town Hall can be hired for ceremonies and receptions. For availability and costs, please email contact them directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
While there is no parking on Upper Street outside the Town Hall, your booked transport will be allowed to stop there long enough for you and your guests to get on.