Hiring the Council house for Private Events

Did you know you can book your wedding reception or other celebratory event at the prestigious Council House in the Old Market Square?- Exclusive use of the Council House for a Saturday evening is £1500 (which can include a 4pm Marriage or Civil Partnership Ceremony in the Grand Ballroom or Dining Room)

Alternatively would you like to have a celebratory Champagne toast - drinks will be served in your room of choice after your ceremony.

Please ring us for more information, prices and book to come to see our range of rooms on 0115 841 5554.

The Council House has been the setting for many splendid public occasions and is now available for private hire events, including wedding receptions.

It takes a building of some distinction to stand out in a city as rich in beautiful and interesting architecture as Nottingham, and the Council House, which stands proudly in the heart of the city centre, does not disappoint.

If you would like to enquire about booking any of these rooms for a private hire event, contact the Events Team on 0115 876 5657 or 0115 876 5658. Alternatively, you can email the Events Team at councilhouse.events@nottinghamcity.gov.uk 

There are two main function rooms available for hire;

The Ballroom

Located on the first floor this is the largest and most impressive room in the building and is similar in style to the ballroom at the Palace of Versailles. The columns surrounding the Ballroom are embellished with gilt and the highly decorated ceiling has Art Deco light fittings. It has an elegant parquet floor in walnut oak and ebonised pear wood. The room can be set up in a variety of ways dependant upon numbers. We also have staging available with a PA system and audio visual equipment.

 Maximum capacity: 150

  • Theatre style
  • Dinner - 15 oval tables with 10 chairs at each 
  • Reception/standing 

The Dining Room

Also located on the first floor, next to the Ballroom, the Dining Room has Ancona walnut panelling with an Italian marble fireplace and is ideal for a smaller reception, or can be used as a pre drinks reception area before the start of an event in the Ballroom.

Maximum capacity

  • 60 Theatre Style
  • 60 for Dinner - 6 oval tables max, 10 chairs at each, with very limited space
  • 100 for a reception/standing

Ceremonies at the Council House 

The Council House is also home to Nottingham Register office, you can book your ceremony in one of our rooms by calling us on our office number at 0115 841 5554 or alternatively please email us your contact details at office.register@nottinghamcity.gov.uk and we will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

Gallery of ceremony rooms available at Nottingham's Council House  


We do not have parking facilities at the Council House, but car parks are located near by. Visit the Car Parking pages for more information.

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