Weddings, civil ceremonies, naming ceremonies and vow renewals

We are delighted you are considering our wonderful venue for your special day. We can help you decide which of our unique rooms suits your needs and we will ensure that your ceremony is an enjoyable and memorable occasion.

Our friendly team will ensure your special event runs smoothly. We know how important this day is to you.

We work with range of suppliers that can provide those extra special touches. Menus from selected caterers are available.

Tours of the house, gardens and wedding locations are available by appointment.


We are ideally situated in the heart of Scarborough with superb sea views across South Bay and along the cliffs as far as Flamborough.


Built in 1844 the Jacobean style red brick mansion was originally named St Nicholas House. In 1898, the now Grade II listed building became the town's Town Hall, and was officially opened, with newly built Council Chamber and offices, by HRH Princess Beatrice, in 1903.

The Town Hall has five elegant, historic rooms licensed for non religious civil weddings, civil partnerships, naming and vow renewal ceremonies, giving you the choice of room that best suits your requirements.


We can offer you a choice of rooms for your ceremony, depending on numbers and what you want from the day.

(1) The Council Chamber

You could have your special day in our Council Chamber replete with its fine wooden panelling created by a firm of local carpenters.

This is our largest available room, perfect for a wedding ceremony surrounding by all your family and friends. This magnificent and ornate late Victorian room can seat up to 60 people and would provide the perfect backdrop to your special day.

(2) The Civic Foyer

Your ceremony could take place on the ornate mosaic floor in the Civic Foyer with its sweeping staircase perfect for sumptuous photos. It's a lovely, large space, and can hold up to 60 people.

(3) The Civic Parlour

Accommodates 42 people and is perhaps the most attractive of our smaller licensed rooms. This room was the drawing room of the old house. French doors open out onto the gardens with their magnificent view of the beach, castle and cliffs.

(4) The Mayor's Parlour

The Mayor's Parlour is an ideal room in which to hold a smaller and more intimate ceremony. It's an attractive wood panelled room full of history and interest which can seat 12 people and has adjoining doors leading into both the Committee Room and the Civic Parlour.

Imagine signing the marriage register in the Mayor's chair that Sir Winston Churchill used when he visited the town as Prime Minister in 1952!

(5) The Committee Room

The Committee Room can hold 20 people and is a second room ideally suited to hold your interview and registry signing. Another impressive fireplace provides the focal point in this attractive room.

The prices and plans of all these rooms are below.

Civil ceremonies

Your wedding is as unique and special as you are.

Everything about the day should reflect your own personality and individuality.

Many couples prefer to have a civil ceremony instead of a more traditional religious ceremony for their wedding. This allows them to include special readings, vows, symbols or wedding themes that they may not be able to include in a religious ceremony.

Scarborough Town Hall is licenced to offer both civil partnership ceremonies and civil weddings enabling same-sex couples to gain legal recognition of their relationship.

Whether you already have a vision of what your dream day will look like or are searching for inspiration, we can help.

Welcome or naming ceremonies

Whether it is a new born baby, an older or an adoptive child, a naming ceremony is a wonderful way to welcome a child into a family and to recognise their place in your family.

Naming ceremonies are a chance for friends and family to come together and celebrate your new addition. It is also an opportunity for you as a parent or a guardian, for grandparents or other family members and friends to make commitments and promises and to express your continuing love and support.

Readings can be given by anybody present at the naming ceremony, including the child involved. As there is no legal status, naming ceremonies are very flexible (however there must be no religious content).

A naming ceremony is a time of celebration of love and personal promises. Scarborough Town Hall has rooms which would provide an ideal backdrop for such an occasion.

Vow renewals

The renewal of vows, offers a chance to renew your marriage or civil partnership vows in a joyful celebration and renew their commitment.

This is a formal yet romantic opportunity to reflect on your relationship and look forward to the future in the presence of your family and friends. It can be personalised and totally unique (no religious content).

Scarborough Town Hall would be the perfect location for this ceremony.

Our stunning location & floor plan


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All prices exclude VAT.
*Civic Foyer only available for weekend and Bank Holiday ceremonies
**excluding Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year's Day

These prices are for room hire only and exclude canapés and drinks packages. Catering options and prices are available on request.
Not including registrar's fees.
Use of the Civic Corridor (6) is available for ALL ceremonies for a maximum of one hour after your service.

Contact us

For more information please fill in and return our enquiry form:

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Marriage ceremony booking form

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01723 232328