The Brydon Room

Information about The Brydon Room which accommodates up to 40 people for ceremonies.

The Brydon Room

The Brydon Room
The Brydon Room

The Brydon Room is a beautiful and stylish ceremony room offering a unique but classic setting for your special day. This spacious room is located on the upper ground floor of Chelsea Old Town Hall and is able to seat parties of up to 40 people (the couple and up to 38 guests). The room is decorated with a fresh floral arrangement.

You can see this room in our video tour:

Please note that we are currently taking bookings for the Brydon Room up to and including 19 August 2018, and from 1 April 2019 onwards. Chelsea Old Town Hall is undergoing a full refurbishment from 20 August until 31 March 2019, therefore if you are considering a ceremony between this time frame, we recommend the Committee Room or the Mayor’s Parlour which are both at Kensington Town Hall.

One of the advantages in choosing The Brydon Room is that you can personalise your ceremony with readings and music.

A ceremony in the Brydon room enables you and your partner to be interviewed separately by the Registrar (a legal requirement) prior to the ceremony. This means that the first time you see each other will be when you stand side by side to take your vows thus maintaining an important tradition.

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is pleased to be able to offer three evening ceremony times on Fridays and Saturdays at 5pm, 6pm and 7pm. Please be aware that there is an additional £100 Evening Fee payable for any ceremony booked from 5 pm onwards.

The costs of a Brydon Room ceremony are as follows:

Fees From 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020
  Non-refundable booking fee Attendance fee Total Non-refundable booking fee Attendance fee Total
Monday to Thursday £100.00  £300.00 £400.00 £100.00 £425.00 £525.00
Friday £100.00   £400.00 £500.00 £100.00 £425.00 £525.00
Saturday £100.00  £530.00 £630.00 £100.00 £550.00 £650.00
Sunday £100.00  £640.00 £740.00 £100.00 £650.00 £750.00
Bank Holiday £100.00   £740.00 £840.00 £100.00 £750.00 £850.00
Certificates     £4     £4

The non-refundable booking fee is payable when you book the date of your ceremony. The fee for the attendance of the Registrars at your ceremony must be paid no later than four weeks before the ceremony. The attendance fee is the fee for your ceremony in that room or venue, so includes the service itself, and the two registrars required by law to be in attendance to conduct and register your ceremony. It does not include marriage certificates which are £4 each (prior to your ceremony) or £10 each (after your ceremony). Certificates can be paid for at £4 when you pay your ceremony attendance fee.

Find out how to book a ceremony.

For this room, please state The Chelsea Old Town Hall as your venue when you attend to give notice.

There is step-free access to this room. Wheelchair users should enter the Chelsea Old Town Hall via the lift at the Chelsea Library entrance of the building, and a porter will guide you through to the Registrars department. When you return your Programme of Events to us, simply let us know that you or one of your guests is a wheelchair user and we will ensure that a porter is available for your arrival.

If you wish to view the ceremony rooms here at the Chelsea Old Town Hall please contact us at registrars@rbkc.gov.uk with your preferred date and we will write back to let you know at what times the ceremony rooms are free for viewing on that date. Members of staff can be available for informal discussion during our weekday opening hours either over the telephone or in person.

Telephone on 020 7361 4100 or email registrars@rbkc.gov.uk.

Marry Me in Kensington and Chelsea [PDF] (file size 4.11 MB)

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