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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 four 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 

The Town Hall is licensed to conduct civil wedding and partnership ceremonies. It is a spectacular and unique grade II listed building located in the city centre and 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 great 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 guests to be part of your ceremony.

If you wish to enquire about availability, please email: chestertownhall@cheshirewestandchester.gov.uk. Please note that we will only be taking bookings up to December 2022 with limited availability. Once your date has been confirmed all you need to is arrange your registrar.

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