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Civil ceremony venues in Suffolk

Choose between a Suffolk County Council ceremony venue or approved venues.

Suffolk Register Office ceremony venues

Ceremonies held in our own Suffolk County Council ceremony rooms will be a simple ceremony that follows a traditional ‘Register Office’ format.

During busy periods, you can expect that there will be other ceremonies either immediately before or after your booking. The layout of the ceremony room is fixed and cannot be changed to suit individual groups.

There are some options for personalising the ceremony content including the presentation of rings, but readings are not permitted. In most locations we can arrange for the couple to be kept apart before the ceremony starts and for a traditional formal entrance of the ceremony party to your own choice of pre-recorded music. 

Unfortunately, none of our own ceremony rooms can offer parking facilities. You are welcome to film your ceremony and there are some opportunities for photography. See a list of Suffolk County Council ceremony venues further down this page.

The Pickwick Room in Ipswich Town Hall
The Pickwick Room in Ipswich Town Hall is a Suffolk Register Office ceremony venue

Approved venue

This is a private building with a license to hold a ceremony conducted by our registrars.

Ceremonies held in approved venues offer a wide range of choices to personalise the occasion to your own specification.

In addition to the arrangements shown above, you can include non-religious live music and readings, and subject to the agreement of the venue and payment of a small fee, animals can also be included. Depending on the venue ceremonies can also take place outdoors.

Approved venue ceremonies include an online meeting with your celebrant beforehand to plan your wedding in more detail. See a list of approved venues below.