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 for Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

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 

Non-refundable deposit of £100 payable on booking. Balance paid 12 weeks before the ceremony. 

April 1 2019 to 31 March 2020

  • Saturday - £657 (includes your Registrars)
  • Sunday & Bank Holidays - £757 (includes your Registrars)


Fees include one marriage/civil partnership certificate.

All bookings are provisional. Your booking is only confirmed once we receive notification that notice of marriage/civil partnership has been done. 

Bournemouth Town Hall Ceremony Rooms - Council Chamber