How long should we expect to be in the building?
Your booking with us is 60 minutes in total. This time includes 30 minutes ahead of your booked ceremony time for your guests to settle in and be seated ahead of your entrance into the room. The ceremony itself (including signing of the paperwork) will be around 20 minutes. The last 10-15 minutes takes into account guests vacating the room and photos you will take leaving the building, and those on the steps i.e. your confetti shot.
Are registrars included in booking?
Yes, registrars are included in the booking for The Old Marylebone Town Hall.
Does building have air conditioning?
We do not have air conditioning in the building, but in each ceremony room we have Dyson humidifying fan.
Will we have exclusive use of the building? Can we change the layout of the room?
Our ceremonies have staggered start times, so there is only ever one ceremony due to start at any one time. It is still important to bear in mind that no one has exclusive use of the building.
Each ceremony room has a fixed layout. Unfortunately, we cannot remove chairs from the rooms.
Are children/photographers/videographers/musicians counted towards the ceremony room's maximum capacity?
Babes in arms and toddlers able to sit on a parent's lap are not counted. Older children do count towards maximum capacity.
Photographers and videographers are not counted towards maximum capacity.
In all ceremony rooms except the Westminster room, musicians are counted towards maximum capacity.
Are additional guests able to stand at the back of the ceremony room? Can we change to a larger room if we need to?
It isn't possible for extra guests to stand in the ceremony rooms but it may be possible for your ceremony to take place in a larger room to accommodate more guests. Please be aware that this will depend on room availability and an amendment fee may be applicable.
Is there somewhere for my wedding car/bus to park outside?
There is a pick-up and drop-off point at the front of the building, but vehicles are not permitted to wait here. Parking is restricted in the surrounding streets, although there is a privately owned multi-story car park found diagonally opposite to the Old Marylebone Town Hall. Parking fees will apply. If you are hiring a bus for your wedding, please discuss parking arrangement with the company.
Is there disabled access/a loop system?
Anyone requiring disabled access to the building will be escorted by a member of staff through the adjoining building, the Sammy Ofer Centre, on Marylebone Road. We ask that you complete a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP form) beforehand and email it to email@example.com
There is no loop system in the building.
Can we have confetti/petals/bubbles?
You are very welcome to do so on the external stone steps after your ceremony. As this is not permitted within the building, flower petals cannot be thrown ahead of brides when making their entrance into the ceremony room.
We would appreciate if you used biodegradable confetti only. We ask that you do NOT use confetti cannons as the noise they make is disruptive to other ceremonies still taking place inside the Town Hall.
Please fill out this form if you would like to purchase our in-house biodegradable confetti (pictured below) - an exquisite blend of Icing Sugar, Candy Floss and Amethyst delphinium petals. It will be ready for you on the day of your ceremony.
Can we bring flowers/candles/helium balloons?
It is not possible to bring candles/helium balloons. However, you can bring faux candles.
Floral arrangements in the ceremony rooms are replenished on a quarterly basis and the colours are seasonal. Additional flower arrangements can be brought and added to the permanent arrangements in the room as long as they are easy to put up and can be removed directly afterwards by the wedding party.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring additional floral arrangements and/or faux candles.
Can we have a “first toast” after our ceremony?
Yes, if you have a ceremony with 30 guests or less on Monday to Thursdays (unless otherwise agreed). Please see here for drinks menu, fees involved and to order.
Please note that the first toast service allows for one glass per person only and any remaining drink can be taken away with you. We are unable to permit bringing your own drinks.
Can our dog/cat attend the ceremony?
Yes, as long as they are kept on a lead/in their carrier. We ask that parties ensure they are ready to clean up after their dog/cat if necessary and must always maintain control of them. Please let us know in advance if you plan to bring your dog/cat so we can make a note on your booking. If the dogs are of a particularly large breed, you will need to be mindful of who looks after it during the ceremony and how differently your pet may behave in unfamiliar surroundings/a confined space. For this reason, it may be worth choosing a bigger ceremony room. Please note, our staff reserve the right to ask for the dog to be taken outside if it causes disruption or is out of control.
Can we play music or hire a musician for the ceremony?
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own recorded music or organise live musician(s) - without amps so as not to disrupt other weddings. Please ensure that any recorded music is downloaded as a playlist to a smart device i.e. phone or tablet. The device will need to be connected to our speaker via Bluetooth and you will need to designate the role of controlling the music to someone from your ceremony party.
Can we stream our ceremony? (Use Zoom, FaceTime etc)
Yes, we have WiFi to facilitate this. Please bring and set up your own devices/make arrangements with a professional live-streaming company.
Where should my guests leave pushchairs/luggage?
They are to be left in the foyer, to save space in the ceremony rooms. These areas are open and belongings are left at their own risk.