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The Jane Austen Room, Guildhall

The elegant Jane Austen Room, named for one of Baths most famous residents, is the perfect setting for your ceremony and up to 19 guests. We can work with you to create a bespoke and personal ceremony that will reflect who you are as a couple.

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Additional information

If you would like to personalise your ceremony, you can include readings, poems or piece of music as part of 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 your 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.


Biodegradable confetti may 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

City/Town, Historic, Landmark

Number of guests

The ceremony room has seating for 19 guests, including your two witnesses.


  • Ceremony without catering
  • Disabled access

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 £42.00 per person


Additional fees that may apply when you give notice
Circumstance Amount
If one or both are subject to immigration control £57 per person
Consideration of foreign divorce documents
(where the divorce can be considered locally)
If the divorce needs to be referred to The General Register Office £83