The Council Chamber

A statesman-like and historic room

The oak panelled Council Chamber has a domed ceiling, galleries and curved seating. 

Ceremonies in the Council Chamber

The Council Chamber can be booked Mondays to Saturdays.

10:00–12:00 and 14:00—15:30 

Sundays and Bank Holidays on request.

Ceremonies are booked every hour.

Special Facilities

There is a hearing loop available.

Number of guests 

There is a strict number policy of a maximum of 100 guests:

  • 70 downstairs
  • 30 in the galleries. Please note children are not allowed in the galleries. 

You may have one extra standing photographer.

Children under 2 years will not be counted.


Room hire 

  • Monday to Saturday - £650 (includes your Registrars)
  • Sunday & Bank Holidays - £750 (includes your Registrars)

Non-refundable deposit of £100 payable on booking. Balance paid 6 weeks before the ceremony. 


Fees include one marriage/civil partnership certificate.


Bournemouth Town Hall Ceremony Rooms - Council Chamber