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

Bassmead Manor

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

Bedford School

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

Bedfordshire Golf Club

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

Bedford Swan Hotel

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


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

Box End Park

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

Danish Camp 

Danish Camp 
Chapel Lane
MK44 3QG

Rooms and capacity:

  • Log Cabin - 60
  • Office - 6

Mill House Hotel

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

Park Inn by Radisson Bedford Hotel

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

Renhold Village Hall

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

Shambrook Hotel

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

The Grand Hall

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

Woodland Manor Hotel

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

Wyboston Lakes

Great North Road
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.