Town Hall

Civil Weddings

The Town Hall, situated in the very heart of this delightful market town, provides a romantic venue for civil weddings.

Update from Warwickshire Register Office 1 March, 2021:

 • From 8 March - weddings with up to 6 persons may take place under exceptional circumstances only;
 • From 29 March at the earliest - weddings with up to 6 persons may take place, not just in exceptional circumstances and are permitted anywhere;
 • From 12 April at the earliest - weddings may take place with up to 15 guests;
• 17 May at the earliest - the hospitality sector will reopen, and weddings may take place in hotels etc. with up to 30 guests with social distancing.

As is currently the case, the number allowed to attend includes the couple, witnesses, and guests, but those working, such as registration officials and venue managers are not included, however social distancing measures and Covid secure arrangements must remain in place including the wearing of masks.

• 21 June at the earliest - there will be no legal limit on guest numbers. 

Information subject to change.

The Venue

The Town Hall, situated in the very heart of this delightful market town is a very beautiful building, housing not only the Town Council but providing a romantic venue for civil weddings.

The downstairs chambers are steeped in history and the impressive Council Chamber walls document many years of the town’s Bailiffs, Mayors, High Stewards, Town Clerks and notable persons, including William Shakespeare’s father, John Shakespeare, who was Bailiff in 1568-1569.

This is indeed an imposing and memorable room to hold a civil ceremony.  A red carpeted dais at one end of the room provides a focal point for the registrar to conduct the wedding and the room can be extended to incorporate the Committee Room which will allow for over 100 seated guests in theatre style.

With the rooms joined together, this accords two entrances allowing you to enter towards the rear of the two chambers, and a red carpeted central aisle will bring you down to  just in front of the dais.

Alternatively, the impressive staircase leads you to the splendid Ante Room and Ballroom on the first floor which can either be used for the ceremony itself, or can be set for your Reception.  They are rooms of beautiful proportion, with magnificent chandeliers and mirrors creating the effect of infinity.  

Should you wish to hold your ceremony at the Town Hall, we shall do our utmost to make your day very special. 

It is not within the Council’s remit to actually organise events and we do not have a specific wedding co-ordinator. However, the staff, Emma and Pat are on hand to help and advise. 

Emma, who works on a Monday and Tuesday devotes most of her time to the Town Hall’s activities, so if you wish to discuss this matter personally, then please do not hesitate to contact her on 01789 269332. 

Please note: the Town Hall is just a venue. You will also need to check availability of, book and pay for the Registrars separately. 

Civil Weddings Tariff April 2021

Civil Wedding - held on Weekdays and Weekends which are not Public Holidays.  Price on application for hire at any other time.

Package A – Ceremony 2 hours Council Chamber or Committee Room plus Interview Room  £325.00

Package A - Ceremony 2 hours Council Chamber and Committee Room adjoined plus interview room   £400.00

Package ACeremony 2 hours Ballroom and Ante Room plus interview Room  £495.00

Package B – Reception Exclusive use of Town Hall 9.00 a.m. - midnight Includes: insurance, security staff, additional 4 hours set-up/breakdown time, round tables and white cloths.   £2,140.00

Package C – Ceremony and Reception Inclusive of all the above   £2,450.00

To view the tariff as a PDF please click here.

Of course, if you would like to view the facilities, we shall be delighted to show you around.  To view the rooms online, click on the following links: Ballroom ceremony set upBallroom receptionCouncil Chamber & Committee Room ceremony set up


The Town Council is responsible for providing the venue only, with one member of staff present at all times.  Staff will be happy to discuss wedding service providers but are unable to make recommendations or be held responsible for the services provided.

  • Outside caterers
  • Licensed Bar
  • Equipment hire specialists
  • Crockery, cutlery and napery hire specialists
  • Florists
  • Party accessory specialists
  • Musical Accompaniment

None of the aforementioned is supplied by Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council.

Disabled Facilities

Council has been keen to ensure that as far as possible, those with disabilities are accommodated and made welcome. Ramp wheelchair access will be provided upon request and a through the floor lift provides easy access to the beautiful first floor rooms. A  toilet for disabled visitors is sited on the ground floor


Although a limited amount of preparation is possible, the kitchen is hired purely as a finishing kitchen, accommodating no more than five persons.


There are opportunities for imaginative photographs in the Town Hall.


It is with regret that the Council must insist that confetti is not thrown in the Town Hall.

Smoking and Naked Flames

For the safety and comfort of all, smoking and naked flames are not permitted anywhere within the Town Hall.

Hotels and Guest Houses

As you can imagine, Stratford-upon-Avon has a plethora of Hotels and Guest Houses to suit everyone’s taste and budget.  Stratford-upon-Avon Tourist Information (Tel: 01789 264293) will be pleased to assist and also offers a reservation service for hotels. 


Although the Town Hall does not have exclusive parking, there are many public car parks in the near vicinity, together with metered on street parking nearby. A Park & Ride facility, on the northern outskirts of the town is also available with easy access from the M42 and A46