Ceremonies at the Town Hall
Town Hall ceremony rooms
Wandsworth Town Hall was originally opened by Queen Mary in 1937. It is a Grade II listed building noted for its original art deco design and grand marble hall. With a choice of five rooms of differing sizes and styles it is the perfect setting for your ceremony.
Room tours take place every Saturday morning (excluding public holidays). If you wish to join us please come to the Marble Hall Reception where you will be collected at 9am. Booking is not required.
Fees valid from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. Fees increase on April 1 each year.
|The Elizabeth Room
Tuesday to Friday £95
|The Victoria Room
|The Alexandra Room
|The Grand Chamber
|The Mayor's Parlour
*Minimalist ceremony only, no enhancements permitted
Booking and paying
- A non-refundable booking fee of £50 is required at the time of booking.
- Any outstanding balance is due no later than 2 months before the ceremony. If your booking is within 2 months the full fee is payable at the time of booking.
- Any changes to your booking will incur an administrative fee.
- The Register Office reserves the right to cancel a ceremony if payment has not been received or if you have failed to complete the legal preliminaries in time.
Your marriage or civil partnership ceremony booking is provisional until such time as you have given your notices and completed the legal preliminaries. The venue must be entered on your notices as The Town Hall, Wandsworth High Street, London.
If you have booked The Mayor’s Parlour or The Grand Chamber online you should await confirmation from us that the room is available on your chosen day, before finalising your arrangements. We will confirm within two working days of your online booking.
You may purchase as many certificates as you wish. It is usually possible to issue one certificate on the day of the ceremony. Additional certificates can be collected from our office or posted to you for a small fee.
- £11 per certificate (statutory fee)
- £2 postage fee for extra certificates (sent 1st Class – Signed For)
Planning the ceremony
After making your booking you will receive a confirmation email with important information about the legal preliminaries and a link to your ceremony guide, planner and choice of ceremony. Your ceremony planner should be returned to the Register Office no later than two weeks before the ceremony.
On the day of the ceremony
Before the ceremony can begin the Registrar will need to check personal information with the couple in a pre-ceremony interview. You must therefore arrive no later than 15 minutes before the start of your ceremony with your two witnesses and guests.
- Parties having their ceremony in the Elizabeth Room or the Victoria Room, will see the Registrar together.
- Parties having their ceremony in the Alexandra Room, Grand Chamber or Mayor’s Parlour can choose to see the Registrar separately or together. Separate questioning usually takes place when one of the parties wishes to remain unseen until making their entrance. It is usually only possible to accommodate this in these rooms.
- Parties having their ceremony in the Grand Chamber or at another approved venue can chose to see the Registrar together or separately. If separate questioning is required, please also inform the venue. The Registrar will arrive at the venue 30 minutes before the start of the ceremony.
Your guests are very welcome to take photographs and film throughout the ceremony. We ask, however, that it does not become intrusive or disrupt the ceremony.
After a ceremony, in the Town Hall, you may take photographs in the magnificent art deco marbled hall with its sweeping stairway. There is also a garden, and the secluded courtyard with its own fountain and imposing main entrance with stepped approach. This is perfect for those final group photographs.
We ask all ceremony parties to be considerate of other users of the Town Hall. There may be other people having ceremonies on the same day or council employees working in the building. We ask that you keep noise to a minimum and avoid blocking entrances and walkways.
In the Town Hall we offer a wide selection of classical and contemporary music but if there is any special music that you would like us to play please bring it along before the ceremony. Music systems with multi-functional output are available in each room. For approved venues the music must be provided and organised with the chosen venue.
On a Saturday there are two car parks at the Town Hall providing ample parking for you and your guests. Parking in the courtyard is limited to two cars per ceremony and parking permits will be supplied on request. Your guests can park in the second larger Town Hall car park.
During the week we regret we are unable to provide parking facilities. However, we can accommodate at least one car in the courtyard car park by prior arrangement. Other guests may use nearby street parking or the NCP car park at the Southside shopping centre.
At approved venues there is usually parking available by arrangement, please check with your chosen venue.