The Wedding Ceremony

The HAC has four rooms which are licensed for civil marriage ceremonies. These are the Prince Consort Rooms, Long Room, Queen's and Ante Rooms.


Licensed capacities:

  • The Prince Consort Rooms - 350 guests
  • The Long Room - 150 guests
  • The Queen’s Room - 45 guests
  • The Ante Room - 45 guests

The Prince Consort Rooms, Queen’s and Ante Rooms are located on the ground floor and the Long Room above them on the first floor. Each of the rooms is wheelchair accessible.

There is an additional charge of £500 + VAT to hold your ceremony in the Long Room or Prince Consort Rooms if the rooms then need to be turned around for the seated meal. There is no additional charge (other than the venue hire fee) if you hold your ceremony in the Queen's or Ante Rooms.

You will need to contact the Superintendant Registrar for Islington Council as soon as you have made a provisional booking at the HAC for your civil marriage ceremony in order to check the availability of a Registrar. The Law requires that marriages take place between the hours of 8am and 6pm. The latest that Islington Council will accept a wedding booking is 5pm. The Register Office accepts provisional bookings up to one year in advance and you can give formal notice of your marriage up to 12 months before your wedding day. A fee will be charged by Islington Council for giving notice.

You can contact the Superintendant Registrar on 020 7527 6350/1

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