Weddings and Ceremonies at Brentwood Town Hall
Important Notice: Due to the current situation from today (Monday 23rd March 2020) all weddings will be postponed until 1st September 2020.
Ceremonies are available:
Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am - 12pm
As from tomorrow (Thursday 19th March 2020) all Town Hall reception services will be available online or by telephone (01277 312500) only. Viewing of the ceremony room is therefore currently suspended until further notice. Please check our Coronavirus web page for further updates
The Ceremony Room seats up to 25 guests. To arrange a viewing, please call 01277 312500.
Booking a ceremony
Step 1 - Telephone 01277 312736 or 01277 312733 to check availability.
Step 2 - Once we have confirmed provisional availability, you must contact Essex Registration Service on 0345 603 7632 to book a registrar to attend and perform the ceremony.
A £50 non-refundable deposit will be taken at the time of booking the registrar. The remaining balance must be paid at least 12 weeks before the date of the ceremony and it includes one copy of your marriage/civil partnership certificate. If a booking is made less than 8 weeks before the ceremony, full payment is required at the time of booking. Essex Registration Service will take receipt of all fees for ceremonies held at The Community Venue, Town Hall, Brentwood.
Step 3 - You must also give notice of your intention to marriage/civil partnership at least 28 days before your ceremony. Please contact Essex County Council to book an appointment. The fee for giving notice is £35 each.
Please Note: All payments for Community Ceremonies held at Seven Arches Road are made to the Essex Registration Service and will not be accepted by Brentwood Borough Council.
Fees (1st April 2019 - 31st March 2020)
Thursday: £198 incl VAT
Friday: £271 incl VAT
Saturday morning: £338 incl VAT
Brentwood Borough Council also have a larger room seating up to 70 guests, the Council Chamber, which is an Approved Venue. The cost of hire of this room for a ceremony is £420. In addition, a Registrar’s fee is payable to Essex Registration Services. Please ring 01277 312736 for more details.
View the photograph gallery for the Town Hall Community Wedding Venue
View the photograph gallery for the Town Hall Approved Wedding Venue
Cancelling a ceremony
To cancel a ceremony booking, please contact Essex Registration Service on 0345 603 7632.
If you wish to cancel your booking prior to giving notice of marriage/civil partnership, your £50 deposit will not be refunded.
Ceremonies cancelled 56 days or more before the date of the ceremony will incur a cancellation fee equivalent to 50% of the ceremony fee. If you cancel fewer than 56 days before the ceremony date or fail to cancel in writing to Essex Registration Service, no refund will be paid.
There's some pay and display parking at the Town Hall, Ingrave Road, which is conveniently placed for access to the High Street, offering restaurants and additional parking (see Parking pages for more information).
There is disabled access to the ceremony room to the front of Seven Arches Road.
Nearby Shenfield Common, with its scenic wooded areas and pond, makes an ideal spot for photographs.
The ceremony room includes a sound system to provide a musical accompaniment to the ceremony.
Is confetti allowed?
Confetti outside is permitted as long as access to the building is not restricted.
For more information, please call 01277 312736/01277 312733.
For information on weddings and civil ceremonies, please visit Essex County Council's website.