The Grand Council Chamber

The Grand Council Chamber

The Grand Council Chamber is an impressive room with plenty of natural light, the perfect venue for your special event.

Inaugurated by Queen Victoria, it displays large paintings depicting various events in Bristol’s history. 

This room has a CD player compatible with i-pods and MP3 players and can also accommodate live music for your ceremony.

Capacity and social distancing measures

Because of coronavirus (COVID-19), we'll only allow a maximum of 60 guests plus the couple in the room for the ceremony.

Make sure that:

  • your guests sit in accordance to seating plan which is in line with government social distancing guidelines
  • you only move around the building in accordance with signage and floor markings
  • you arrive 20 minutes before scheduled ceremony time as you'll have your ceremony interview together

Your guests  must remain outside the register office until they're invited into the ceremony room.

Photographs will be permitted after the ceremony inside the ceremony room and outside the Register Office. No photographs permitted elsewhere in the Register Office.

You can find more details on how to plan for the ceremony and what rules you should follow on the COVID-19: Guidance for small marriages and civil partnerships (GOV.UK).

Prices for ceremony

Prices are valid from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

  • Monday to Friday: £825
  • Saturday: £958
  • Sunday: £1171
  • Bank holiday: £1165

Prices for civil partnership conversion or renewal of vows

Prices are valid from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

Monday to Friday: £814

  • Saturday: £947
  • Sunday: £1160
  • Bank holiday: £1154

Price includes

  • Use of the room 
  • Choice of music and personal vows
  • Two Registrars to conduct and register the ceremony
  • A marriage certificate

Call 0117 922 2800 to check availability or make a booking.