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

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 to 4pm
Saturdays 10am to 12pm

Capacity

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 by visiting GOV.UK.

Booking a ceremony

Step 1 - Call 01277 312569 Monday to Friday during office opening hours to check availability.

Step 2 - Once we have confirmed provisional availability, you must call 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 give notice of your marriage or civil partnership at least 28 days before your ceremony. Contact Essex County Council to book an appointment. The fee for giving notice is £35 each.

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.

Fees

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

These fees do not include the fee for the certificate, which is £11.

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 before giving notice of marriage or 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.

Parking

There's some pay and display parking at the Town Hall, 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.

Photography

Nearby Shenfield Common, with its scenic wooded areas and pond, makes an ideal spot for photographs.

Music

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.

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