The ceremony room at the Town Hall in Swinton is the perfect venue for all types of civil ceremonies, the room has been specially commissioned, with elegant decor and luxurious features and fittings.
Dogs welcome too
If you wish for your four legged friend(s) to attend your ceremony, you may bring up to two well behaved dogs. Whether you wish your dog to merely witness and be part of your special day, or be included in your ceremony by walking you up the aisle for example, please contact our professional registrars to discuss further by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. The dogs must be house trained and it is your responsibility to clean up after your dog around the grounds of the Town Hall.
The ceremony suite can seat up to 60 guests, and has full disabled access. We also have flower displays to add the finishing touch.
We will provide you with an information pack with the details of the services we offer and information and advice for choosing readings, poetry and music. You will be given a ceremony guide for you to complete, with your selections including a choice of vows, which must be returned to the register office no later than four weeks before your ceremony date.
To enhance the ceremony, you can provide your own music on a CD or choose from our small selection, and have your own readings and poetry. Please note that your choice must not have any religious connotations and that either you or your guests must read out your choice of literature or poetry. Music must be on a CD and you should include 45 minutes of music.
There is also a small private room for the bride or civil partner to use before the ceremony.
There are plenty of choices within the grounds of the Civic Centre for your photographs. The large gardens at the front may be used, the entrance way to the Civic Centre and also the sunken gardens adjacent to the Town Hall building.
Parking facilities are available for all guests within the visitors car park which is adjacent to the Civic Centre. This car park operates a pay and display system from Monday to Friday. At the weekend parking is free. The wedding cars will have access to the private road directly in front of the Town Hall and the Register Office has its own private entrance.
To ensure your ceremony runs smoothly we respectfully ask that all parties to the ceremony including the couple to be married arrive no later than fifteen minutes before your ceremony time. This is to ensure all the legal requirements are adhered to prior to your ceremony. Any parties arriving late could result in your ceremony choices being omitted from your service or even postponement of your ceremony.
If you need any assistance in completing your ceremony guide, please contact our trained registrars who will be happy to assist by emailing email@example.com. You may also download the appropriate checklist from this page.
The current fees for holding your ceremony at the Town Hall are:
A deposit is payable at the time of booking your ceremony which is 50% of the fee and is not refundable.
The final balance of payment is due three months before your ceremony date.
In the event of cancellation within three months of your ceremony you will not be entitled to a refund.
After booking your ceremony, please be aware that a £30 administration charge is applicable should you wish to change the date or time.
Fees are reviewed annually every April. This will apply to all ceremonies taking place on or after this date.
For details of our fees from April 2018 please see our fees page.
Monday to Friday:
We have a small intimate room which is available if you just wish to have your ceremony in the presence of two witnesses. Whilst we do not offer any enhancements to the ceremony if you choose this room, this room is ideal for those who want a small quiet ceremony. Please be aware that you may not have any readings or poetry in this room.
Check our list of approved venues in the city where you can get married or hold your civil ceremony.
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This page was last updated on 29 October 2018