Weddings & Civil Partnerships
The Elgar Room
For that very special day in your life why not book the Elgar
Room at the Council House.
The Council House, once known as Priory Mansion, was built in
1874 by Alfred Speer, who demolished the previous house known as
The Council House still retains many of its original features
from the ornate main entrance with its spires and gargoyles,
to the wood panelled lobby and hall. The grand staircase with
its griffins, lead up to a large colourful stained glass window,
which is a must for your photographs.
We are ideally located close to the centre of Great Malvern in
the grounds of Priory Park which once formed the grounds to the
The Elgar Room has been refurbished to preserve and enhance
the room's Victorian features. Combined with the beautiful views
across Priory Park, it creates a wonderfully romantic setting
for Wedding and Civil Ceremonies.
After your ceremony you will step out into the beautiful grounds
of Priory Park with its Swanpool, quaint bridges and Victorian
bandstand, with the stunning backdrop of the famous Malvern
Hills. What better location for those cherished photographs
and videos of your special day.
To comply with Fire regulations the maximum
capacity of the Elgar room is 50. There is disabled access to
the Council House to ensure that everyone can attend your special
To view the room before booking please contact
or for more information please contact our Wedding
Co-ordinator on 01684 862412.
Wedding venue address: Malvern Hills District Council, Council
House, Avenue Road, Malvern, WR14 3AF
Directions: M5 North Jnt 7 A449 and M5 south Jnt 8 and M50 Jnt 1
B. By train: Great Malvern railway station is located on Avenue
Road and is a five minute walk. By bus: There is a bus stop on
Church Street a two minute walk.
2013 Weddings and Civil Partnerships Brochure.
Charges for the Elgar
2012 - 2013: £100 for a half hour
ceremony - £200 for an hour long ceremony
Please contact our Wedding Co-ordinator
for further details on 01684 862412.
Please note: Parking is restricted at
the Council House, with the exception of the Bride and Groom
vehicles, all other visitors are requested to use
the public car parks in Priory Road and Grange Road.
The fee quoted for the Elgar Room is for the hire of the
room. A separate fee is payable for the registrars
Bookings for the Elgar room over one month old will not be
refunded. Amendments and cancellations will incur a charge.