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Approved venues in Bedfordshire

The Old Town Hall

Bedford is an ancient county town located on the River Ouse. 

Old Town Hall
St. Paul's Square
Bedford
MK40 1SJ


Council Chamber has a capacity of 80

The Ceremonies Room is located within the Old Town Hall in the heart of the town.

The first floor ceremonies room is tastefully decorated in cream/blue and has capacity for up to 75 guests.  An induction loop is available for visitors with hearing aids and a lift to all levels provides easy access for people with mobility issues. The newly upholstered Mayor's Seat offers a perfect backdrop for photos.

The Ceremonies Room is also available for Sunday ceremonies. Call 01234 718 028 to make a booking.

The location of the Old Town Hall also provides easy access to Town Centre Hotels, restaurants and the picturesque Embankment. The Old Town Hall provides a wonderful backdrop for photographs. Bedford Town Centre has extensive accessible car parking just a short walk away or you can be dropped off outside.

Other venues licensed for ceremonies

The following venues are licensed for ceremonies by the local authority

  • Numbers are the maximum permitted, seated and/or standing
  • Capacity includes the couple, wedding party, two registration personnel and photographers

Barns Hotel

Cardington Road
Bedford
MK44 3SA
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Tithe Barn 90
  • Wineglass Restaurant 75
  • Riverside Bar 60
  • Northill Room 40
  • Southill Room 40

Bassmead Manor

Staploe
St. Neots
PE19 5JB
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Rickety Beam Barn 170
  • Bridge Barn 170

Bedford School

De Parys Avenue
Bedford
MK40 2TU
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Great Hall 847
  • Erskine May Hall 450
  • Recital Hall 120

Bedfordshire Golf Club

Spring Lane
Stagsden
MK43 8SR
 
Rooms and capacity
 
  • Biddenham Suite 110
  • Dining Room 40

Bedford Swan Hotel

The Embankment
Bedford
MK40 1RW
 
Rooms and capacity
 
  • Coach Room 250
  • State Room 100
  • Library 35
  • Drawing Room 20

Bellini's

44-46 High Street
Clapham
MK41 6EG
Rooms and capacity;
 
  • Function Room 150
  • Dining Room 70


Box End Park

Box End Road
Kempston
MK43 8RQ
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Restaurant 140
  • Maple 120
  • Cedar 60

Danish Camp 

Danish Camp 
Chapel Lane
Wilington
MK44 3QG

Rooms and capacity:

  • Log Cabin - 60
  • Office - 6

Mill House Hotel

Mill Road
Sharnbrook
MK44 1NP
 
Rooms and capacity
 
  • Conservatory 75
  • Dining Room 60

Park Inn by Radisson Bedford Hotel

St Mary's Street
Bedford
MK42 0AR
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Bridge Room 120
  • Pilgrim Suite 120
  • Tavistock Room 60

Renhold Village Hall

Wilden Road
Renhold
MK41 0LY
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Hall 118
  • Meeting Room 32

Shambrook Hotel

Park Lane
Sharnbrook
MK44 1LX
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Amalfi Suite 225
  • Vesuvio 125

The Grand Hall

Bromham Road
Bedford
MK40 2BS
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Grand Hall 150
  • Board Room 24

Woodland Manor Hotel

Green lane
Clapham
MK41 6EP
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • The Dining Room 82
  • The Extended Dining Room 110
  • The Conservatory 50
  • Library 40

Wyboston Lakes

Great North Road
Wyboston
MK44 3AL
 
Rooms and capacity:
 
  • Willows Conference Room 250
  • Conference Room 250
  • Dallas 130
  • Robinson Room 80
  • Lake View 75
  • The Willows Suite 65
  • Kingfisher Room 50

Venue approval for marriages and civil partnerships

You can apply for your venue to be approved as a venue for marriages and civil partnerships.