Weddings and Civil Partnerships

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Customer Notice

Until the end of September 2019 the Council House  Car Park will be closed for parking apart from ceremony couple spaces, disabled bay or the wedding car.  Apologies for any inconvenience caused during this time. There is considerable parking available at Priory Road South for all weddings guests.

The Elgar Room

For that very special day in your life why not book the Elgar Room at the Council House in Great Malvern.

The Council House, once known as Priory Mansion, was built in 1874 by Alfred Speer, who demolished the previous house known as The Priory. 

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 house.

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 guest capacity is 50 people, this would include a photographer and/or videographer if you have one.  The ceremony couple and Registrars are not included within this 50.


There is disabled access to the Council House to ensure that everyone can attend your special day.

Elgar Room Brochure

Book the Elgar Room

£125 for an hour ceremony on Thursdays;
£250 for an hour-long ceremony on Fridays and Saturdays

You can now check the availability of the Elgar Room and book your ceremony online by clicking here. Ceremonies are conducted by Worcestershire Registration Service.

Your booking will reserve for you the Elgar Room but you will need to contact Worcestershire Registration Service separately to book the registrars and pay their fee. You will be prompted to do this at the end of the online booking service. See Registrars fees for more details

Your booking includes:

  • The hire of the room.
  • 2 free parking spaces for the ceremony couple and a pay and display car park at the Council House for your other guests. Further parking is also available just a short walk away at Priory Road and Grange Road.

Please note amendments and cancellations of bookings will incur a charge. Cancellation of any bookings more than one month old will not be refunded.

View the Elgar Room

For enquiries or to book a room viewing phone 01684 862412 or email

Wedding venue address

Malvern Hills District Council, 
Council House, 
Avenue Road, 
WR14 3AF.

By car: M5 North Jnt 7 A449 and M5 south Jnt 8 and M50 Jnt 1, A38, B4211.

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.


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