Town Hall Weddings and Civil Partnerships
Your Town Hall, in the centre of Bournemouth, surrounded by lovely gardens, is available for weddings and civil partnerships. Our friendly staff can help you with all areas of your ceremony.
There are three rooms you can choose from:
The Council Chamber
It has a domed ceiling, curved seating and oak panels. It can hold 130 people. There’s a 2-hour interval between ceremonies, and each ceremony lasts for around 30 minutes. The last booking available is at 4.30p.m. Ceremonies can be booked every day, including Sundays and bank holidays.
This is an elegant room, decorated with crystal chandeliers. It holds 50 guests. Ceremonies can only be booked for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Each ceremony lasts for 20 minutes, and there is a 30-minute interval between ceremonies. The last ceremonies take place at 3pm on Thursdays and Fridays, and 12 noon on Saturdays. There are no Sunday or bank holiday ceremonies.
This is a small room which holds 10 guests. Ceremonies last for 10 minutes, and there’s a 30-minute interval between ceremonies. The last ceremony from Monday - Friday is at 3 pm and 12 pm on Saturdays. There are no Sunday or Bank Holiday ceremonies.
The Register Office
These are held in a working office and are legal declarations only, there is no ceremony attached to the proceedings. Only the couple and two witnesses can be accommodated. Register Office marriages are available Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays.
Fees for weddings and civil partnerships from January 2017