Town Hall Weddings

The main ball room in Wells Town Hall

Wells Town Hall was built on the site of a canonical house by public subscription in 1778. It replaced the former market and assize hall at the centre of the Market place. The porch and arcade were added in 1861, the balcony and round windows in 1932-33. The Assise Court last sat here in October 1970. The Council Chamber and Parkes Room were opened in November 1998 on the completion of major refurbishment works and on 27th of November 1998 the Town Hall was granted a licence for the conduct of civil marriages.

Wells Town Hall is a wonderful venue set in the heart of Somerset and is suitable for weddings, marriages and civil ceremonies.  It can host anything from a small intimate affair in the Mayor’s Parlour for 18, to a large glamorous wedding reception for up to 120 guests.

We currently have three marriage rooms:

  • The Main Hall can seat up to 180 guests for the ceremony (for wedding receptions including tables and a dance floor, max 120 guests)
  • The Parkes Room can seat up to 70 guests
  • and The Mayor's Parlour (by kind permission of the Mayor) can seat up to 18 guests

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The Mayor's ParlourWedding Prices
Civil Marriage Ceremonies in the Town hall
(2 hour maximum)
If you would like to have your civil marriage ceremony in the town hall then the following charges apply.

To book the Town Hall, contact the Town Hall Manager via our contact us page or send an email directly to thm @
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To book the Registrar, please contact them via:
email: or phone: 01823 282 251 

The nearest registration office is in Glastonbury.
Address: Glastonbury Registration Office, Glastonbury Library Hub, 1 Orchard Court, The Archers Way
Glastonbury, BA6 9JB.

Christmas Wedding in Wells Town Hall
Wedding Receptions
After your marriage ceremony, you may also like to have your reception in the Town Hall. We hold a Premises License (covering music, dancing & alcohol) so not only can you toast the bride and groom after the ceremony but you can have a fun filled reception into the evening with your friends and family.
Receptions take place in the main hall where you have access to the spacious kitchen and separate bar area.
You are welcome to bring in outside caterers to prepare your wedding breakfast in the kitchens which are conveniently positioned next to the main hall

When booking your reception, the following session times apply:
9am-1pm, 1pm-6pm or 6pm-11.30pm

Please talk to the Town Hall Manager who is able to discount when booking two sessions or more.

For more information about the rooms available, click here to go through to our Wedding Rooms page.

For more information about getting married in Somerset, click here


If you were recently married at the Town Hall or have recently booked a wedding then please feel free to send us in a photograph from your special day, for us to display on our website.
You can either send us a message via our contact us form or feel free to send it directly to reception @
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