Wedding Ceremony

Beales Hotel with its stunning architecture and bespoke artwork has the perfect ingredients for both a civil wedding ceremony and reception alike.

Our staff and facilities are dedicated to making your day as special as possible, and we at Beales Hotel know that your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. With this in mind, we pride ourselves on ensuring that your reception will be one you remember forever.

We would be delighted to make the arrangements for your reception enabling you to sit back, relax and enjoy this special occasion.

The wedding ceremony

Beales Hotel is pleased to hold a civil ceremony license. You may find it more convenient and relaxing to hold both your marriage ceremony and reception under the one roof. The facility to hold your wedding ceremony at Beales Hotel is normally offered throughout the year on any weekday and during the weekend between 8am & 6pm.

Our licence allows us to hold the ceremony in all of our function rooms and their various capacities are shown below. No food or beverages may be served in these rooms one hour prior to the ceremony taking place – thereby complying with the legislation.

Music may be played prior and/or during the ceremony and the registrar specifies that the nature of this music must be secular, suitable, seemly and dignified. Any query regarding specific musical items must be referred to the registrar.

Licensed capacities set out in a theatre style for each room for wedding ceremonies:

Buckland suite 200
Therfield room 100
Salisbury suite 110
Bishop suite 130
Hatfield room 50
Cecil room 60

For the ceremony to be held at beales hotel the charge is £300 which covers the special licence fee paid by the hotel.

The registrar

The registrar is available seven days a week, including bank holidays. To arrange a civil ceremony, you need to contact:

Superintendent registrar, Hatfield registry office, 19b St. Albans Road, Hatfield, Herts, AL10 0NG.
Telephone 01707 283920

Please note that Beales Hotel is not responsible for booking or paying the registrars. The prospective bride & groom must do this direct.

All couples are legally required to give notice of marriage to the superintendent registrar in the district in which they live 15 clear days before the day of their marriage.


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