Book a registrar for a wedding or ceremony

To book a registrar to attend your wedding or civil ceremony, please call 0345 603 7632. For more information, please see Essex Registration Service.

Weddings and ceremonies at Brentwood Town Hall

Important: Please note that Essex Registration Service are now unable to take any new bookings or new rescheduled dates that fall within 1 May to 30 Sept 2021.  This is due to the unprecedented number of bookings they currently hold during this period, and to ensure that they are able to fully commit to these existing bookings. 

Therefore, Brentwood Council are unable to take any additional wedding bookings during this time.


Brentwood Town Hall, Ingrave Road, Brentwood CM15 8AY

Town Hall wedding or ceremony enquiries

If you would like to enquire about holding a wedding or ceremony at the Town Hall, call us during office opening hours, Monday to Friday on 01277 312569.

Ceremonies are available:
Thursdays and Fridays 10am - 4pm
Saturdays 10am - 12pm


As of the 19th July, the Brentwood Borough Council Ceremonies Room at the Town Hall will be moved to full capacity. This will allow for up to 25 guest in the room, plus the bride(s)/groom(s) and officials. The situation will be monitored to ensure that safety is maintained for those attending. 

Covid-19 safety measures

Guests are invited to sign in on arrival for test and trace purposes and use the hand sanitiser stations provided.

Will attendees need to wear a face covering?

Face coverings do not have to be worn by attendees but you but may choose to wear one if this makes you more comfortable.

After the ceremony

The wedding party should arrive at the allotted time and vacate the building directly after the ceremony has completed. Parties are asked not to congregate around the green entrance doors either before or after a ceremony and to locate themselves further away from the building to avoid coming into contact with others entering and exiting the Town Hall. 

View the latest guidance - GOV.UK

Booking a ceremony

Step 1 - Telephone 01277 312569 Monday to Friday during office opening hours 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. 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 the Town Hall are made to the Essex Registration Service and will not be accepted by Brentwood Borough Council.


Day 1 Apr 2021 - 31 Mar 2022 1 Apr 2022 - 31 Mar 2023
Thursday £205 £210
Friday £290 £300
Saturday morning £360 £370

Please note the above charges do not include the fee for the certificate. £11 will need to be paid in addition to the charges above.

View the photograph gallery for the Town Hall Community 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).

Access information
There is disabled access to the ceremony room via a ramp to main reception area and a lift to the first floor.

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?
No confetti is permitted at this time.

More information
For more information, call 01277 312569 or visit Essex County Council's website.