Islington Town Hall, on fashionable Upper Street, is home to the Register Office and their Ceremony Rooms. This impressive listed building, with its grand façade and sweeping marble staircase provides an elegant setting for your ceremony, not to mention an impressive backdrop for your photographs. With four separate ceremony rooms, couples are able to choose which one suits their own style.
The Town Hall is near to Highbury & Islington and Angel tube stations, and is surrounded by picturesque back streets and small parks, as well as a wide variety of stylish restaurants and bars.
Islington Town Hall offers couples a chic city venue, as well as experienced and friendly registrars to conduct your ceremony.
The Council Chamber
At the top of the Town Hall’s impressive marble staircase is the largest room available for ceremonies – the Council Chamber. This large room features a vaulted ceiling, balcony gallery and beautiful stained-glass windows. Despite the size and capacity of this grand space, the seating layout retains intimacy. The horseshoe seating means none of your guests will be more than five rows from the happy couple. Thus, even much smaller parties do not feel overwhelmed during a ceremony.
The Richmond Room
For those who want a more traditional setting than the Council Chamber but still want the grandeur of the Town Hall’s 1920’s design, the Richmond Room is perfect. The long room provides an excellent space for any ceremony, featuring oak panelling, high, elaborate ceilings, and large windows providing ample natural light.
The Mayor’s Parlour
The smallest of the ceremony rooms, the Mayor’s Parlour is a place where many dignitaries have been received and entertained over the years and is now licensed for ceremonies. The room is oak panelled and furnished luxuriously in red leather. The centre-piece of the room is the fireplace, in front of which couples can make their vows. For those seeking an intimate ceremony in a grand setting there could be no better choice than the Mayor’s Parlour.
This high-ceilinged, airy room has been refurbished in keeping with the elegance of the building. Decorated with tasteful simplicity in red and gold with permanent floral displays, Room 99 provides a simple yet elegant setting to any ceremony. In all of their rooms (except for Room 99), you are able to fully customise your ceremony and add personal touches, with their registrars’ help. If you choose a Saturday ceremony, you are also able to meet with your own registrar to discuss your arrangements for the big day.
You can check availability for all their rooms and book your date on their website.
You can view the ceremony rooms on Saturdays (apart from the 2nd Saturday of the month) at 9am. You do not need to pre-book for this.