Weddings at the Town Hall

The ceremony room holds up to 60 people (Due to Covid-19 are max capacity is now limited)

The following steps are proposed over the coming months. Please be aware that these steps are subject to change. Government advice is that the dates and number of attendees is guidance only and wholly contingent on the national COVID-19 data. Plans may need to change at short notice.

 Step 1 – From 29th March:- Weddings will be able to proceed with 6 attendees but will no longer be limited by exceptional circumstances.

Step 2 – No earlier than 12th April:- Weddings will be able to proceed with up to 15 attendees

Step 3 – No earlier than 17th May: weddings, receptions can proceed with up to 30 attendees.

Step 4 – No earlier than 21 June: all restrictions are removed.

In England all weddings, civil partnership ceremonies will be restricted. It has been clarified that this maximum number includes all those attending, including the couple, witnesses and guests. However anyone working, for example officiants, photographers, security, staff employed by the venue and third-party suppliers are not included.

Social Distancing Measures are in place (2 Metres) and all guests attending the ceremony are to wear a face covering unless exempt for a medical reason.  If any guests are exempt they must make this know to the officer conducting the ceremony. Any person not wearing a face covering who is not exempt will be refused entry as this is a mandatory requirement.

The is does not include the bride or groom, civil partners or registration staff, although the officer who is conducting the ceremony may choose to so do.

Local Government Covid Alert Levels

Ceremonies taking place in Cumbria must abide by the Governments latest guidance for Weddings and civil partnerships in relation to the Local Government Covid Alert level.

It is the personal responsibility of the couple and guests if they are travelling to Cumbria to attend a ceremony that they check their local Government Covid Alert Level and follow any local government guidelines that may be in place in their own residing district. 

To check current Local Government Covid Alert Levels click here.

Please see our Risk Assessment below for more information –

Covid-19 Risk Assessment Weddings 04.07.20 – amended 23.02.21

The Wedding Ceremony Room at Cockermouth Town Hall is the perfect venue for your special day, without the big price tag.

Recently licensed to perform wedding ceremonies The Wedding Ceremony Room is situated in Cockermouth’s Grade II Listed Georgian Town Hall building. Originally constructed in 1840, Cockermouth Town Hall started its life as a Wesleyan Methodist Chapel before being converted to a Town Hall in 1934.

2020 Hire Cost:

  • Monday – Friday

2020 Hire Cost:

  • Saturday

You will need to book a registrar to conduct your ceremony, you can do this by contacting Cumbria County Council on 0300 303 2472 or

You can also hire our venue for renewing your wows or naming ceremonies.

Contact Cockermouth Town Hall

If you would like to book our beautiful room, have any questions or would like to view the premise please contact,

Kirstie Goodger

Telephone – 01900 821869

Email –

Amy Pattinson

Telephone – 01900 821869

Email –

For all you other local wedding requirements