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Chester Town Hall

Chester Town Hall is now available to book for civil ceremonies, private events and more. To book direct or enquire about your upcoming event, please visit the Chester Town Hall website:

Chester Town Hall

About Chester Town Hall

Chester Town Hall is located on Northgate Street in the centre of the city of Chester and was designed by the architect Williams Henry Lynn of Belfast. The build took over 4 years to complete and the grey and red sandstone, gothic style building, with a tower rising to 160 feet was finally completed in 1869. The Town Hall was officially opened on 15 October 1869 by HRH The Prince of Wales, Earl of Chester, later King Edward VII.

The Town Hall remains the centre of activity for the Lord Mayor and Sheriff of Chester and many civic events are hosted here throughout the year such as Annual Mayor Making ceremony and the historic Pentice Court. The Town Hall has also been the backdrop for many royal visits and ceremonial occasions. It continues to be a landmark building and is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade II* listed building.

Civil Ceremonies at Chester Town Hall

The Town Hall is licensed to conduct civil wedding and partnership ceremonies. Chester Town Hall is a spectacular and unique grade II listed building located in the city centre boasts a grand Council Chamber steeped in history and grandeur proving couples a perfect setting for your ceremony. The Town Hall's Victorian carved stone foyer and sweeping staircase offers a fantastic backdrop for your photography.

The Council Chamber is a magnificent space entered via the sweeping staircase, adorned with richly carved wood panelling and ornate features providing a wonderful room that can accommodate up to 120 people to be part of your ceremony. However you can opt for a more intimate ceremony, the Committee Room combines history with comfort and provides the perfect setting or ceremonies for up to 30 people.

If you wish to enquire about availability, you can do so by emailing:

Once your date has been confirmed all you need to is arrange your registrar.

Contact us

  • Address: Chester Town Hall, Northgate Street, Chester, CH1 2HJ