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The Abbey View Room, Guildhall

Located in south end of the magnificent Guildhall, the Abbey View Room has a unique and charming view of the elegant Bath Abbey.

We can offer a more personalised service in this room - perfect for a smaller ceremony.

Take a virtual tour of the Abbey View Room at the Guildhall.

Additional information

If you would like to, you can include a reading, poem or piece of music as part of two interludes during your ceremony. We will also play joyous, classical music, but you can select your own musical choices.

Photographs and videos

If you're using an official photographer, they're welcome to take photos throughout the ceremony. You will also be asked if you're happy for your guests to take photos on their phones and share to social media. If you would like one of your guests to make a recording of your ceremony, please let the Registrar know.

Once your ceremony has finished you may have further photos on the steps of the Guildhall as you exit through the south door.

Alternatively, the Alkmaar Garden provides an ideal backdrop for group photographs and is adjacent to the Guildhall on the left as you leave the building. Parade Gardens (open during the summer months) also makes another picturesque backdrop. For groups over 30, please email our parks team at:


Unfortunately, no confetti can be thrown whilst inside the Guildhall building, but biodegradable confetti can be thrown as you exit the building onto the high street. Confetti cannons are not permitted anywhere.

Wedding venue category


Number of guests

Seating for up to 23 guests, including your witnesses.


  • Disabled access
  • Toilets

Contact venue

For more details or to book this room, call our register office on 01225 47 72 34 or make an enquiry.

Marriage certificate fees

Document fees
Service Amount
Standard application for a copy of a marriage certificate
(produced within 5 working days)
Priority application
(produced same day if ordered Monday – Friday before 2pm)
Shipping fees
Service Amount
Collection from the Guildhall, Bath FREE
1st class post £2
Signed for delivery £3

Airmail postage available upon enquiry

Giving Notice

If you wish to get married or enter into a civil partnership, you must sign a legal statement at your local register office to say you intend to get married or form a civil partnership. This is known as ‘giving notice’.

Giving notice fees
Circumstance Amount
Marriages and Civil Partnerships £35.00 per person


Additional fees that may apply when you give notice
Circumstance Amount
If one or both are subject to immigration control £47.00 per person
Consideration of foreign divorce documents
(where the divorce can be considered locally)
This fee rises to £75 if the divorce needs to be referred to the General Register Office £75


Ceremony fees - Abbey View Room/Jane Austen Room


2022/2023 Fees

Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Renewal of Vows 2022/23
Time Fees
Monday to Thursday £330.00
Friday - Saturday £370.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday £390.00

Plus non-refundable booking fee of £50

2023/2024 Fees

Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Renewal of Vows 2023/24
Time Fees
Monday to Thursday £390.00
Friday - Saturday £430.00
Sunday/Bank Holiday £450.00
After 17:00 £470.00

Non-refundable deposit of £100 taken off total