Weddings

Lancaster Town Hall is a building suited to a special occasion. From the moment you enter the grand entrance, to the magnificent white marble staircase; ideal for photographs, to the richly decorated rooms, its grandeur is perfect for your wedding day.

With a license to hold civil wedding ceremonies or partnerships and receptions, it is perfect if you’re looking to hold your entire event in one location. There are rooms of various styles and sizes to choose from which can be decorated to your specifications. Also, our fully equipped kitchens can be hired in conjunction with your choice of caterer.

Our friendly staff will be on hand to help make sure your day goes to plan.


There are a number of beautiful rooms to choose from in which to hold both your civil ceremony and your reception:

Council Chamber

The Council Chamber creates an intimate setting for your ceremony, arranged in a horseshoe and banked seating. Boasting historic detailing, the oak panelled Council Chamber houses the original Mayor’s Chair and ornately carved seating dating from 1909.

  • Capacity: up to 45 guests

Reception Room

The Reception Room and the Banqueting Room are beautiful oak panelled rooms, ornately decorated with plenty of natural light. These rooms can be used for both civil ceremonies and receptions.

  • Capacity: 45 Theatre Style, 50 Drinks Reception or Buffet

Banqueting Suite

Combine the two rooms and hire the Banqueting Suite. It offers greater flexibility for larger events. The solid oak screen dividing these rooms can be raised up for your ceremony with space for a dance floor and bar facility in the evening.

  • Capacity: 180 Theatre Style, 100 Dining, 180 Drinks Reception or Buffet

Ashton Hall

The Ashton Hall was originally built as a concert hall which is evident in the great height of the ornate ceiling which has received awards for its restoration. The focal point above the stage is a magnificent pipe organ housed in the original antique oak case. There is a sprung dance floor and bar facility to ensure your celebration lasts well into the night. The large stage offers endless opportunities for decoration and ensures all your guests see the bride and groom say “I do”.
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  • Capacity: 800 Theatre Style, 1000 Standing/Seated Balcony, 250 Dining

Outdoor space

The Memorial Gardens situated beside the town hall provide a beautiful setting for your outdoor photographs and a chance for your guests to mingle and enjoy the (hopefully) good weather.


Prices

Ceremony cost (either Banqueting Suite or Council Chamber): £420

Wedding Breakfast Room Hire: from £270

Evening Reception Room Hire: from £264

Additional private breakout spaces are available from £125

Drinks and catering package rates are not included in above.

For a bespoke quote for your wedding, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our hospitality team, on 01524 582226 or email townhall@lancaster.gov.uk

 

  • Wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber
    Wedding ceremony in the Council Chamber
  • Council Chamber
    Council Chamber
  • The main staircase, Lancaster town hall
    The main staircase, Lancaster town hall
  • Wedding banquet in the Banqueting Suite, Lancaster town hall
    Wedding banquet in the Banqueting Suite, Lancaster town hall
  • Lancaster town hall main entrance, looking out over Dalton Square
    Lancaster town hall main entrance, looking out over Dalton Square
  • The Ashton Hall, Lancaster town hall
    The Ashton Hall, Lancaster town hall
  • Wedding ceremony in the Banqueting Suite, Lancaster town hall
    Wedding ceremony in the Banqueting Suite, Lancaster town hall