Weddings and other Ceremonies

Bride and Groom cutting cake

Whether you are looking to get married, have a civil partnership or hold a naming ceremony for a child, the Registration Service can help you arrange the type of ceremony you are looking for.

We offer the following types of ceremonies:

  • Marriage 
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Citizenship Ceremonies
  • Naming Ceremonies
  • Renewal of Vows
  • Commitment Ceremonies

The Register Office can be found at Hanley Town Hall which is located in the Cultural Quarter in Hanley City Centre.  The town hall is a listed building and a classic example of Victorian architecture.

There are two ceremony rooms available at Hanley Town hall. Both rooms have been fully refurbished and offer traditional and elegant surroundings for all ceremonies.

The Bennett Room is the larger of the 2 rooms and can accommodate a maximum of 70 guests, including babies, children, witnesses and interpreters.

The Mitchell Room, slightly smaller can accommodate a maximum of 20 guests, including babies, children, witnesses and interpreters.

The Registrar’s office is also available for small intimate ceremonies and can accommodate a maximum of 2 guests (acting as witnesses), no babies or children allowed.  The Register office is available Tuesday afternoons only.


Since the Protection of Freedoms Act came into force on the 1st October 2012 we now offer ceremonies between 8am and 8pm every day excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year's Day and Easter Sunday. If you require a ceremony outside of these hours your request will be considered.


A deathbed marriage or a deathbed civil partnership requires an emergency response as a special type of licence, i.e. Registrar General's Licence (RG Licence) is required. Please call 01782 235260 or the General Register Office on 0151 471 4237.


Please click on the link on the left hand side of this page to view our ceremony brochure.


For all enquires or to make a booking contact us