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The Alkmaar Room, Guildhall

The Alkmaar Room is a wonderful place to declare your love and commitment to one another. This grand and elegant room can accommodate between 2 and 120 guests. We can work with you to create a bespoke ceremony that will reflect who you are as a couple.

Take a virtual tour of the Alkmaar Room at the Guildhall.

Additional information

If you would like to personalise your ceremony, you can include readings, poems or pieces of music as part of two interludes during your ceremony. We can play joyous, classical music, or you can play your own music via Bluetooth or CD.

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 there is the opportunity to have a photo of just the two of you on the marble staircase as your guests leave the building. You may have further photos on the steps of the Guildhall as you exit through the south door.


Biodegradable confetti can be thrown as you exit the Guildhall onto the high street. No confetti can be thrown whilst inside the Guildhall building. Confetti cannons are not permitted anywhere in Bath and North East Somerset.

Wedding venue category


Number of guests

The ceremony room has seating for up to 40 people with the possibility of going up to 120 using the gallery seating behind the wooden panels (including your two witnesses).


  • Disabled access
  • Toilets

Contact venue

For further information about this room or to discuss any aspect of your ceremony and the options available to you please call our register office on 01225 47 72 34 or email

If you already know this is the room you want you can book and pay online using the button below.

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 - Alkmaar Room


2023/2024 Fees

Marriages, Civil Partnerships, Renewals and Commitment ceremonies  2023/24
Time Fees
Monday to Thursday £490
Friday - Saturday £510
Sunday/Bank Holiday £540
After 17:00 £560

Non-refundable deposit of £100 taken off total

2024/2025 Fees

Marriages, Civil Partnerships and Renewal of Vows 2024/25
Time Fees
Monday to Thursday £520
Friday - Saturday £545
Sunday/Bank Holiday £580
After 17:00 £590

Non-refundable deposit of £100 taken off total