The Mayor of Bath

Weddings in the Mayor's Parlour

The Right Worshipful the Mayor of Bath invites you to celebrate your special day in the most prestigious venue in Bath; the exclusive Mayor's Parlour in the Guildhall - treasure-house of 800 years of history.

Like Knights in King Arthur's Court you will sit at a round table with up to 30 guests in semi-circular seating on either side.  Beneath the crystal chandelier they won't miss any misty eyes during your vows and will have time to admire the million-pound Maces glistening in their cabinet, the freshly-polished City Silver shimmering in the sunshine and the Victorian splendour of this historic venue.

Three-hundred years ago the world-famous Master of Ceremonies - Beau Nash would have ensured the correct etiquette was observed and we can offer his successor dressed in an authentic hand-made replica of Nash's costume made by local costumiers 'Farthingale'.

The first people to marry in The Mayor's Parlour were so impressed they took time out from their honeymoon to thank The Mayor for allowing marriages in his Parlour on Saturdays.  The newlyweds wrote:

"We wanted to say how much we enjoyed our marriage in the Mayor's Parlour.  It really is a beautiful room and a great place to get married in.  The seating arrangement was perfect, we couldn't have wished for it to go better.  The Master of Ceremonies also added to the day.  Several of our guests had their photo taken with him.  He was courteous and a real gentleman.  Thank you for everyone's contribution to what was, for us, a wonderful ceremony and a perfect weekend".

Room Hire:- £250.00 (Saturdays only)

For further information and to book a ceremony in the Mayor's Parlour please contact:-

Ann Tipper,
Clerk to the Charter Trustees,
Mayor's Office, Guildhall,
Telephone:- 01225 477411.  e-mail:

To book the Registrar please click here

Bath Register Office, Guildhall, High Street, Bath, BA1 5AW
Tel: +44 (0) 1225 477234

Further Reading

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Mayor's Awards

Renaissance Bath

The visit of Bishop Oliver King from Wells in 1499 began a transformation of the Bath Priory. The monastic establishment was judged to be morally lax and the medieval church was decaying rapidly.

"Floreat Bathon" May Bath flourish