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Weddings and ceremonies

Brentwood Register Office

Managed by Essex County Council, Brentwood Register Office is located at:

Brentwood Library
New Road
CM14 4BP

Call 0345 603 7632 or email

Book a registrar for a wedding or ceremony

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

Weddings and ceremonies at Brentwood Town Hall

Brentwood Town Hall
Ingrave Road
CM15 8AY

Town Hall wedding or ceremony enquiries

If you would like to find out about holding a wedding or ceremony at the Town Hall, please complete a wedding enquiry form or call us Monday to Friday, during office opening hours, on 01277 312 500.

Ceremonies are available on Thursdays and Fridays, from 10am to 4pm.

WarningWe no longer take wedding bookings for Saturdays, but those already in the diary will be honoured.


Brentwood Borough Council Ceremonies Room at the Town Hall allows for up to 25 guest in the room, plus the brides, grooms and officials. From 1 April 2023, all wedding ceremonies will be held in the Council Chamber, allowing us to accommodate 30 guests instead of 25. Pictures will be available soon. 

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.

Booking a ceremony

Step 1 - Complete a wedding enquiry form or call 01277 312 500 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.


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

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.


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. For more information, visit Parking.

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.

Use of confetti 

No confetti is permitted at this time.

For more information, call 01277 312 500

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