Hackney Town Hall Wedding

getting married at hackney town hall

Hackney Town Hall is your fantastically art deco East London registry office that has 1930s wood panelled rooms, and a deliciously modern light filled atriums as options for your wedding ceremonies. 

In the heart of Hackney, it’s a great location to say ‘I do’ ahead of celebrating elsewhere in London.

Hackney town hall weddings

The Hackney Town Hall is a wonderful venue complete with period features that help it retain a classic feel despite its renovations. 

The venue spaces at Hackney Town Hall are predominantly run by the Hackney Venues group; a private events company. But you do have the option of getting married in the Lanchester and Lodge Suites which is operated by the council and is a smaller and more affordable option.


rooms at hackney town hall


If you’re just looking for a smaller registry office ceremony venue to get married in, you have the Lanchester and Lodge Suites to pick from. 

This room is a more affordable option to get married at Hackney Town Hall and is run by the council and not Hackney Venues.

  • capacity of 24 guests
  • costs £280 – £370 depending on the time of year and day of the week you get married
Lanchester and Lodge Suites

North & South Atriums

Both the North and South Atriums are large, airy rooms, with exposed brick walls and high ceilings. Their glass roofs allow for plenty of natural light and give an alfresco feel to any dining situation. 

  • Both are 200sqm, with state of the art glass roofs. 

  • Ceremony & standing capacity is 200, with a seated dinner capacity of 100. 

  • Ceremony is only available in the North Atria

  • Both are available for receptions

Council Chamber

Perfect for a stand alone ceremony, the Council Chamber still features its original oak wood panelling. With seating arranged in a semi circle around the room, none of your guests will be more than a few rows away, giving everybody the perfect view of the happy couple. 

  • The entire chamber has a capacity of 149, with 100 on ground floor, and an additional 49 spaces included for those on the balcony

  • The Viewing Gallery has a capacity of just 49

Committee Rooms

The Committee Rooms also still has its original wood panelling and its incredible chandelier proves that even a smaller room can convey a sense of grandeur. 

  • A ceremony capacity of 100

Assembly Rooms 

The Assembly Rooms is the largest of the spaces available at Hackney Town Hall. You can choose to use the entire room, or make use of the partition for a smaller reception, or for separated reception and ceremony areas. 

  • Standing capacity of up to 500

  • Or, if you would like a seated dinner with dance floor space, the capacity is 250

Assembly Rooms – partitioned 

  • Standing capacity of 120

  • If you would like a seated dinner with dance floor space, the capacity is 60

  • Ceremony style layout has a capacity of 120

The Bridgetown Bar, located just next to the Assembly Rooms, is available only on an exclusive access basis when booked with the Assembly Rooms and has a capacity of 40 people standing. It makes a great space for guests to relax later on in the evening.

The Council Chamber

how much does it cost to get married at hackney town hall?

If you’re just getting married in the Lanchester and Lodge Suite, you can expect to pay anything from £280 to £370.

If you’re looking at one of the other venues, you’ll need to get in touch with the Hackney Venues team to get a quote.

hackney wedding reception venues

If you decide to hold only your ceremony at the Hackney Town Hall, you will be pleased to know there are many ideal reception venues nearby.

The Hackney Venues team, who are in charge of events at the Town Hall, have three other venues in the surrounding area. This includes the Stoke Newington Town HallClissold House and The Glass House, a recently opened venue. 

There’s also The Old Parish Hall at Core Clapton which isn’t too far and is a brilliant ‘blank canvas’ venue, that you can decorate however you like to suit your wedding style


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I can’t wait to hear from you! Seriously – I still do a happy dance whenever couples get in touch!