Births, deaths, and marriages

Our town halls

The Registration Service offers a ceremony room at both Dewsbury and Huddersfield town halls. The ceremony rooms are in keeping with the classic Victorian style of each of the majestic buildings with plenty of photo opportunities within their magnificent interiors.

Huddersfield Town Hall essential roof works from April 2023

Essential roof works are due to commence at Huddersfield Town Hall in April 2023 and complete by the end of December 2023. These include removing and replacing the existing roof coverings. This work is essential for health and safety, and will protect the town hall ceilings and other heritage assets from water damage. This will ensure that the town hall remains a high quality venue for the people of Kirklees and beyond. Work will also commence on an internal staircase sometimes used for internal photos. The town hall does have another internal staircase that can be used as an alternative.

Normally our couples enter the town hall via Corporation Street, the main town hall entrance and are able to exit via Ramsden Street for a photo opportunity outside the town hall. Ceremony parties will exit at the main entrance, and exterior photo opportunities available on the concert hall steps, Princess street, adjacent to the main entrance.

Decorated Dewsbury Town Hall Ceremony Room with white chairs in rows

The rooms

The ceremony rooms are perfect for a simple ceremony or a standard ceremony and can also be used for renewal of vows and other celebratory ceremonies. They are spacious enough to seat 30 guests as well as the wedding couple.

The Town Halls Team offer larger rooms and halls to accommodate from 30 to 200 guests. They provide bespoke options, with food and drink included if required, so your ceremony, wedding reception and evening party can be under one room at either Huddersfield or Dewsbury town halls. Please contact for more information and to arrange a viewing.

Dewsbury Town Hall Ceremony Room showing the ceiling details and chandelier

Cost and availability

Availability: Monday to Friday from 10am to 3pm, Saturday 12pm to 4pm.
Please note, on Monday mornings (before 12pm), only simple ceremonies are held in the ceremony rooms.

Cost: Prices vary depending on the day of the week. For our most up-to-date costs, see fees and how to pay. The fee for booking the ceremony room includes the attendance of the Registrar to conduct the ceremony.

What to expect on the day at a town hall ceremony

Town hall parking

Dewsbury Town Hall: For parking and access

Huddersfield Town Hall: For parking and access

There is no dedicated parking for wedding parties at either of the town halls. However there are public car parks within the vicinity. Please factor in time to find parking when planning your day.

Access to car parks may be restricted if town centre events are taking place, please check in advance.

When to arrive

If the wedding couple wish to arrive separately then one should arrive 20 minutes before the ceremony start time, and the other no later than 10 minutes before. If you are happy to arrive together then please arrive no later than 20 minutes before the start time so that all of the legal preliminaries can be carried out.

Entering the ceremony room

You can walk down the aisle, on your own or together or with another member of the wedding party.

Using confetti

You are more than welcome to use biodegradable confetti outside the town hall. However, if you are getting married at an Approved Venue you will need to check with your wedding coordinator.


The buildings offer an ideal opportunity to take photographs both inside and out. However, they remain public buildings during ceremonies and on occasion photography opportunities may be restricted.

Dewsbury Town Hall entrance hall

website satisfaction icon with 3 faces