Weddings and Civil Partnerships

From the end of October 2016 until the end of May 2017 there will be refurbishment works being undertaken to the Council House and during this time we will only be able to take bookings for Saturday weddings. Weddings will continue as normal  with the Elgar Room, the hallway and stairs unaffected by the works. There are, however, likely to be some external repairs to the building which will involve the use of scaffolding above the front and park entrance doors.  There will still be plenty of opportunity for outside photographs in the beautiful Priory Park grounds. Please call 01684 862412 if you have any queries.

The Elgar Room

For that very special day in your life why not book the Elgar Room at Malvern Registry office, located 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 capacity of the Elgar room is 54, this includes the Registrars x2, the ceremony couple and photographer. 

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

Book the Elgar Room

2016 - 2017: £100 for a half hour ceremony - £200 for an hour long ceremony

To book the Elgar room at Malvern Registry office please contact: 01684 862151.

  • 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 attendance, see Registrars fees for more details. 
  • Bookings for the Elgar room over one month old will not be refunded.
  • Amendments and cancellations will incur a charge.

View our Weddings and Civil Partnerships Brochure.

View our Wedding testimonials page

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, Malvern, WR14 3AF.

Directions: 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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