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St Georges Town Hall

The Register Office

These are the most basic ceremonies and have extremely limited availability.

If you chose to have a civil partnership in our Register Office, then you will only be signing the schedule with your witnesses - there would be no ceremony.

If you chose to have a marriage in our Register Office, then you will have the most basic ceremony that will ask you to say the minimum words necessary to form a marriage.

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St Georges Town Hall

St Georges Town Hall is a recently renovated building located in the heart of Shadwell. We have two ceremony rooms allowing you to have your ceremony in the space that is right for you.

We also have access to a large garden at the rear with historic architecture providing the perfect backdrop for your wedding photos.

Our larger room, The Tower Suite, is an old town hall able to seat up to 120 guests and is perfect for those who wish to celebrate in grand style in an exquisite setting.

The Tower Suite has a sperate exit staircase but also holds opportunities for photography on the grand sweeping staircase which leads you to our gardens.

The Tower Suite also has access to a dressing room for those who are electing to have an enhanced ceremony with us where you can do any last minute touch-ups. Note that bags and coats must be brought into the ceremony room.

Our smaller room, The Hamlet Suite, is located just off the main grand staircase and with a capacity of 20 guests, it is perfect for those who wish to have a more intimate ceremony and features a way of lights for that perfect romantic photo, and a neon sign wishing you a happily ever after.

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Ceremony types

We have four types of ceremony in Tower Hamlets.

Ceremony types
All subject to Covid restrictionsRegister OfficeSimple Ceremony- Legal Words OnlySimple CeremonyEnhanced Ceremony
Where

Specified Room

Hamlet Suite

Tower Suite

Hamlet Suite

Tower Suite

Hamlet Suite

External venues

General Availability

Twice a week

Monday-Thursday

Monday - Friday

Every day

Price

See fees page

See fees page - Simple Ceremony

See fees page

See fees page

Number of Guests

Two witnesses only

10

Tower Suite - 40

Hamlet Suite - 10

Tower Suite - 120

Hamlet Suite - 20

External venues - various limits

Script

Legal words only

Legal words only

Simple

Enhanced

Ring/Token Exchange

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Length (maximum times given)

15 minutes pre-ceremony

10 minute ceremony

15 minutes pre-ceremony

5 minute signing

15 minutes pre-ceremony

20 minute ceremony

15-20 minutes pre-ceremony

30 minute ceremony

Music

No

 No

Yes (from set list)

Yes

Readings

No

 No

No

Yes

Personal vows

No

 No

No

Yes

Sperate Pre-Ceremony Questioning

No

 No

No

Yes

Grand entrance

No

 No

No

Yes

Access to Dressing Room

No

 No

No

Yes

(St Georges Town Hall)

Ceremony Fees

For a list of all our fees, please visit our fees page.

Other ceremonies

St Georges Town Hall also hosts naming ceremonies, citizenship ceremonies and vow renewals.