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New Register Office ceremony room from 8 December 2018

From the 8 December 2018 the Register Office's ceremony room will be located at on the ground floor in the newly refurbished and purpose-designed part of Reading Museum and Town Hall. Couples wishing to marry at the Register Office will need to make a provisional booking with the Reading Registration Service team and give their Notice of Marriage stating they would like to marry at the Reading Museum and Town Hall.


Please see our fees and charges page for a full breakdown of fees for the new ceremony room.


The room can hold 47 guests seated and 10  people standing.


Unfortunately the Museum and Town Hall does not have parking. However, a touch-down space is available for the bridal car along Valpy Street. This space will only be available for the duration of the 30 minute ceremony at the Register Office and it is expected that the bridal car will move on in readiness for the next wedding. There are numerous car parks across the town for use by your guests. 

Booking a ceremony elsewhere in the Town Hall

If you would like exclusive use of a room (no ceremonies directly before and after, plus time to decorate and arrange the room) at the Town Hall for your wedding, please contact the Events team to check their availability. You will also need to book registrars to attend to conduct and register your wedding. Please note there is a fee for registrars to attend and register your wedding. 


The Register Office offers a range of classical music for weddings; however, you are welcome to bring your own music. As required by the marriage planner, please include your music selection, taking into consideration that religious music is not allowed in civil marriages.

Length of ceremony

Marriages in the Register Office's ceremony room will take 15 to 20 minutes and we ask the couples and guests to arrive 15 minutes before the scheduled start. This is to allow the smooth and timely running of all the ceremonies on the day.

Access for wheelchairs

Access is available through the main entrance to the Town Hall.

Artist's impressions of the new ceremony room

Ceremony room - inside
Ceremony room - inside

Ceremony room - outside
Ceremony room - outside

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