Marylebone Town Hall Weddings
Marylebone Town Hall is a large, impressive building on Marylebone Road, the location of many a celebrity wedding, and custodian of some of London’s most iconic steps. The building of the town hall started in 1914 with a design by architect Sir Edwin Cooper. The First World War put a temporary halt to the building work, and it was finally completed in in 1920. War played its part again, sadly, when the main council chamber was badly damaged in the Second World War. Like many a London town hall, it survived, had a major face lift, and continues to be the location of choice for many a London wedding today. As a London wedding photographer, it’s a town hall I work at regularly, and I’ll share some of my knowledge with you below.
Marylebone Town Hall, or Old Marylebone town Hall as it’s also called, was closed between 2014 and 2018 for a a huge refurbishment. Skilled craftsmen and architects worked on it and it’s been lovingly and painstakingly brought back to life. The rooms in the town hall are absolutely stunning and will provide an elegant and classy backdrop to your wedding ceremony.
Ceremony rooms at Marylebone Town Hall
Below I’ve listed all of the ceremony rooms at Marylebone Hall and how many guests each room accommodates. The town hall has a fantastic website, A Day To Remember, which shows you all of the rooms and the cost of a ceremony in each. As with all London town halls, the day of the week and the time of the ceremony will affect the price. It sounds quite obvious, but a ceremony on a Saturday afternoon in peak season will cost more than a Monday – Thursday slot out of peak wedding season. The ceremony photos here are all taken in the Westminster Room, which is the largest of all the ceremony rooms. It’s a beautiful, dark wood panelled room with large windows. If you’re having a smaller wedding but love the wood panelled look, take a look at the Marylebone or Paddington rooms which are similar, but smaller. All of the other rooms have a more modern look, with lighter decor.
- The Westminster Room – 100 guests.
- The Knightsbridge Room – 30 guests.
- The Mayfair Room – 30 guests.
- The Pimlico Room 20 guests
- The Soho Room – 13 guests
- The Marylebone Room – 12 guests
- The Paddington Room – 8 guests
Some useful information for Marylebone Town Hall Weddings
- What does a wedding at Marylebone Town Hall cost? The price varies with each room, the time of year, and the day of the week. The maximum you’ll pay is £1379, and the least is £609 (correct as of February 2023). See the venue’s website for more details.
- The town hall has steps for an impressive confetti exit. The confetti you use should be biodegradable, and the venue asks that you don’t use rice, metallic confetti, or confetti canons.
- Marylebone and Baker Street are the closest stations and taxis can stop outside (drop off only, no waiting). If you are hiring a Routemaster, it can pull up outside the town hall to whisk you and your guests off after the ceremony.
- You’re in good company if you choose to get married at Marylebone Hall. The venue has hosted many an A-lister wedding, including two Beatles -Sir Paul McCartney (in the 60’s to Linda, and in 2011 to Nancy Shevell) and Ringo Starr in the 80’s. Liam Gallagher (twice – to Pasty Kensit in 1997 & Nicole Appleton in 2008) Antonio Banderas & Melanie Griffith.
Marylebone Town Hall Wedding
This is a great central London town hall that’s so well located for many reception venues. Many couples choose to have a ceremony at the town hall then head to one of London’s pubs for a reception. The Elgin in Maida Vale is a popular (and excellent!) choice. The town hall has a number of rooms to choose from so it’s suitable for an intimate wedding or civil partnership or a larger one. Not the best town hall for outside space as the steps lead straight onto a pavement then the main road, but there’s certainly enough space for your confetti and a few photos behind those iconic stone columns. If you want more outside space and a town hall set back from the road, I’d recommend looking at Islington, Stoke Newington, and Hackney Town Halls. You can find links to these town halls at the end of this post.
Contact details and address for Marylebone Town Hall
Contact the town hall here
More London Town Halls
If you’re getting married at Marylebone Town Hall and would like to talk to me about your photography, I’d love to hear from you.