Weddings and Civil Partnerships

Customer Notice

From August 28th 2018 to end of June 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 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.

Elgar Room Brochure

Book the Elgar Room

2018 - 2019: £125 for a half hour ceremony - £250 for an hour long ceremony

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

  • There are 2 free parking spaces for the ceremony couple and a pay and display car park at the Council House. There is also further parking at 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 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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