Wimborne Minster Town Council

Civil Ceremonies

Built in the 19th Century, the Council Chamber situated within the Grade II listed Town Hall is licensed for Civil Wedding Ceremonies. The Council Chamber has been licensed since 1996 and has grown in popularity over the years to become one of the most popular venues in East Dorset.

The venue now features the ‘Jubilee Garden‘ which has been planted as a 17th Century Physick Garden with a Gazebo dating from 1750. This provides a lovely location for photographs after the ceremony.

We provide a fully comprehensive package which includes the attendance of an experienced member of staff at the ceremony.

Town Hall Details

  • A maximum of 45 guests can be accommodated in the Council Chamber
  • One and a half hours is allowed between wedding ceremonies
  • Your own music (in the form of a CD) can be used for the wedding ceremony, providing that it is secular
  • You can use your own flowers for decorating the tables etc.
  • There is no parking at the Town Hall
  • The Town Hall is a listed building and access to the Council Chamber is by stairs only without a stair lift
  • Wedding cars can be driven into the Town Hall courtyard, but not left without a chauffeur
  • Confetti can be used providing it is bio-degradable

Registrar Details

  • The registrar from Ferndown conducts the wedding ceremonies at Wimborne Minster Town Hall.
  • The booking of the Registrar is your responsibility. We would recommend that you contact the Registrar as soon as possible to ensure that all the formalities are completed correctly and in good time for the wedding to take place.
  • The registrar will charge a separate fee for their attendance at the wedding ceremony.
  • Contact the Dorset Registration Service on (01305) 225153

Current Prices (reviewed annually)

  • The cost is £150 including VAT (£160 from 1 April 2017) for Wimborne Minster Parishioners.
  • Non-Parishioners is £200 including VAT (£210 from 1 April 2017).