Civil Ceremonies & Partnerships

The Empress Hotel is licensed to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies and Civil Partnerships and can offer the complete package for hosting your wedding.

The room hire charge (payable to the hotel) is dependent on the room booked, the day of the week and whether you are having the reception at the hotel.

  Connaught Room    Prince Albert Suite
Maximum Numbers



Please be aware that the numbers above are the maximum bodies allowed in the room and are to include both the bride and groom, the registrars, 1 member of the hotel team plus any photographers or camera men that you may arrange.

The Price Albert Suite is our largest licensed civil ceremony room and air conditioned, whilst The Connaught offers natural daylight and both can be laid out to a plan to suit your needs. We will be happy to hold a date for you on a provisional basis for 14 days.

Registrar’s fees apply, to be paid directly to the registrars.

Once you have made a provisional booking with us you need to contact the registrar to check availability. Please call 01624 687039 or email for more information.

Please also visit the website for more information on the formalities surrounding a civil ceremony.

For further details or to discuss your requirements, please do not hesitate to contact our

Meetings & Events Team on 01624 661155 or email