The Council House Weddings & Civil Partnerships


Thank you for choosing the Council House for your special day, below are a few details for your information:

Elgar Room

The room hire charge is non-refundable after one month of booking. Cancellation within one month of booking will incur an admin charge of £25. The fee paid is for the hire of the room only, a separate fee is payable for the Registrar. If you have not booked the Registrar please contact them as soon as possible on: 01905 768181. A minimum notice period of 28 days is required to get married.

The ceremony room is licenced for 55 people (50 guests, plus the couple, Registrars and Custodian), please do not exceed this number as it will not be possible to accommodate all of your guests in the room. If a guest brings in a push chair, or is in a wheelchair or uses a mobility scooter, please contact us prior to your ceremony as this will reduce the number of guests that can be accommodated. Please note that children over 9 months count as a person.

The Council House

Toilet facilities: there are ladies, gents and disabled toilets in the main hallway.

Car parking for the ceremony couple: Two spaces are reserved in the Council House car park close to the building’s main entrance. These spaces are reserved for the couple for one hour or an hour and a half if you have booked an hour ceremony. Please vacate these reserved spaces after this time in readiness for other couples. Guests Parking: There are a limited number of pay and display spaces available in the Council House car park, further pay and display parking is available in Priory Road South Car Park, a short 2 minute walk through the park in Priory Road.

The use of bio-degradable confetti is permitted outside of the Council House.

On your special day

Please arrive in good time for your ceremony as the bride and groom need to be interviewed by the Registrar prior to the service. 20 minutes for the groom and 10 minutes for the bride. The couple can be interviewed together or separately.

When you and/or your party arrive, please be as quiet as possible as another ceremony may be in progress.

Our custodian will be present to assist you and guests with any queries and to ensure the smooth running of your ceremony.

If you have any other questions or queries please do not hesitate to contact us on 01684 862412 or email