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Approved venues in Bedfordshire

The Old Town Hall

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

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

Call 01234 718 028 to make a booking.

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. 

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

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

Bassmead Manor
Staploe
St. Neots
PE19 5JB

Rooms and capacity:

  • Rickety Barn 170
  • Bridge Barn 170

Bedford School

Bedford School
De Parys Avenue
Bedford
MK40 2TU

Rooms and capacity:

  • Great Hall 847
  • Erskine May Hall 450
  • Recital Hall 120

Bedfordshire Golf Club

Bedfordshire Golf Club
Spring Lane
Stagsden
MK43 8SR

Rooms and capacity

  • Biddenham Suite 110
  • Dining Room 40

Bedford Swan Hotel

Bedford Swan Hotel
The Embankment
Bedford
MK40 1RW

Rooms and capacity

  • Coach Room 200
  • State Room 100
  • Sun Lounge 90
  • Library 35

Box End Park

Box End Park
Box End Road
Kempston
MK43 8RQ

Rooms and capacity:

  • Restaurant 140
  • Maple 120

Danish Camp

Danish Camp
Chapel Lane
Wilington
MK44 3QG

Rooms and capacity:

  • Log Cabin 60
  • Office 6

Millhouse Hotel

Mill House Hotel
Mill Road
Sharnbrook
MK44 1NP

Rooms and capacity

  • Dining Room 60
  • Large Conservatory 50
  • Small Conservatory 60

The Bedford Centre Hotel

The Bedford Centre Hotel
St Mary's Street
Bedford
MK42 0AR

Rooms and capacity:

  • Bridge Room 120
  • Pilgrim Suite 200
  • Tavistock Room 60

Renhold Village Hall

Renhold Village Hall
Wilden Road
Renhold
MK41 0LY

Rooms and capacity:

  • Hall 118
  • Meeting Room 32

The Sharnbrook Hotel

Sharnbrook Hotel
Park Lane
Sharnbrook
MK44 1LX

Rooms and capacity:

  • Amalfi Suite 225
  • Vesuvio 115

The Grand Hall

The Grand Hall
Bromham Road
Bedford
MK40 2BS

Rooms and capacity:

  • Grand Hall 160
  • Board Room 40

Tofte Manor

Tofte Manor
Souldrop Road
Sharnbrook
MK44 1HH
 
  • Dining Room 80
  • Drawing Room 60
  • Crystal Room 80
  • The Sanctuary 60

Woodland Manor Hotel

Woodland Manor Hotel
Green lane
Clapham
MK41 6EP

Rooms and capacity:

  • Dining Room 121
  • Conservatory 50
  • Library 40

Wyboston Lakes

Wyboston Lakes
Great North Road
Wyboston
MK44 3AL

Rooms and capacity:

  • Willows Conference Room 250
  • Willows Suite 80
  • Lakeview 75
  • 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.