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Getting married or forming a civil partnership

We offer a choice of two ceremony venues: Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU and Thomas Robinson Building, Cemetery Road, Stourbridge DY9 8AN. Both are beautiful Grade 2 listed buildings kept to a high standard and offer stunning photographic opportunities within the buildings and grounds.

You will find lots of pictures of Priory Hall and Thomas Robinson Building marriages on our Facebook  and Instagram pages. Please feel free to share your pictures and videos with us.

Annual open days and wedding exhibitions are held at both our venues. Due to the pandemic, we do not know when we will be able to hold our next open day.

In addition to two stunning venues we offer a wide selection of services and products to make planning your ceremony easy and affordable. From invitations and bridal bouquets to photographers and wedding cars, we have it all covered. You can personalise your ceremony by selecting your choice of vows, promises and music to adding in a sand ceremony which symbolises two lives joining together. Our full range of options is available for Priory Suite and Wollescote Suite ceremonies however some choices are not available if you are marrying in the Castle Suite, register office and at approved premises.

January Sale!

 If you love a bargain why not plan a wedding in January? We offer half price ceremonies every Saturday in January in both the Priory Suite and the Wollescote Suite saving couples £200. Contact our ceremony team to arrange a date.

Thank you so much for making our wedding day so special, from the initial visit and open day to the extras and answering all our queries! As well as the day itself which was completely perfect. We are so happy we chose to get married in your lovely hall and have the most beautiful pictures and memories... Hannah and Rob
  • Priory Hall ceremony venue
  • Priory Suite
  • Priory Suite window view
  • Priory Hall from the rose garden
  • View to wards the ruins
  • Priory Ruins
  • Walking towards the Priory Ruins
  • Priory Park in Spring
  • Priory Hall from the Ruins
Fantastic venue for our wedding. Great staff and we used the council car hire and photography package. Awesome value and service... 5* Google feedback

Priory Hall

Dudley register office is located at Priory Hall, which stands in the centre of the beautiful Priory Park and 12th Century St James Priory ruins.  The office offers two ceremony venues, The Priory Suite or The Castle Suite as well as the statutory register office.

There is a side entrance for wheelchair access toilet facilities for people with disabilities.

Ceremonies are performed every day from 10am to 4pm for most of the year.  In winter appointment times will vary according to daylight hours.

There is a choice of two ceremony rooms available at Priory Hall; the Priory Suite and the Castle Suite.  The statutory register office is the superintendent registrar's office and can only accommodate a very basic 'no frills' ceremony for the couple, two witnesses and two guests.

Priory Hall is situated in the grounds of Priory Park.  There is no charge for parking at the Hall, in addition there is on-street parking available and nearby pay and display car parks.

Priory Hall is set in acres of mature well-maintained parkland, which contain the 12th century St James Priory Ruins, affording many beautiful photographic points for wedding pictures within this setting.

I just want to thank the lovely staff that conducted our wedding ceremony. Your service was amazing, warm and friendly. Also please forward our thanks to the florist as the flowers were absolutely stunning... Lisa and Nick
  • Thomas Robinson Building from sunken garden
  • First weddimg at Thomas Robinson Building
  • Thomas Robinson Building wedding
  • Chauffeur driven Jaguar wedding car
  • Wollescote Suite, Thomas Robinson Building
  • Wollescote Suite doorway view
  • Tree lined view to Thomas Robinson Building

Thomas Robinson Building

The Thomas Robinson Building is now home to Dudley registration service in the Stourbridge part of the borough. The former Lye and Wollescote Cemetery Chapels building, now owned by the West Midlands Historic Buildings Trust, has received Heritage Lottery funding and the building has been fully renovated. Dudley Registration Service has moved in and a new ceremony room, known as 'the Wollescote Suite' is available for couples to marry in. The room has capacity for 58 wedding guests. The former chapels venue offers a civil marriage in a traditional type setting. There are also ample photograph settings around the building as well as nearby Wollescote Park.

Out of respect for all parties who use our ceremony suite facilities, guests are asked to wait until they are outside the building before throwing confetti or rice.  Please ask your guests to only throw biodegradable confetti.

Fees and ceremony options

Venue Capacity* Ceremony Type Fee
Priory Suite, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU 70 Classic From £390
Priory Suite, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU 70 Tailor-Made From £475
Priory Suite, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU 70 Inclusive From £3,700
Castle Suite, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU 30 Standard From £210**
Dudley Register Office, Priory Hall, Priory Park, Dudley DY1 4EU 4 Statutory £46
Wollescote Suite, Thomas Robinson Building, Cemetery Road, Stourbridge DY9 8AN 60 Classic From £490
Wollescote Suite, Thomas Robinson Building, Cemetery Road, Stourbridge DY9 8AN 60 Tailor-Made From £575
Wollescote Suite, Thomas Robinson Building, Cemetery Road, Stourbridge DY9 8AN 60 Inclusive From £3,700
Approved Premises within Dudley Borough various AP ceremony From £470

*Room capacities above include the couple and all their guests

**Castle Suite ceremonies available on Tuesday mornings for Dudley Borough residents at £46

All bookings subject to availability at the time of booking. Please see below for full details on venues and fees

Outdoor ceremonies

An outdoor legal ceremony can be held in the grounds of any venue approved by the local authority for civil marriages and civil partnerships. The legislation does not include religious marriages. 

The number of guests you can invite to an outdoor ceremony will be determined by the usual venue capacity as both an indoor ceremony room and outdoor space must be booked in case of inclement weather. The approved indoor ceremony room must be available at the venue at the time of the ceremony to be utilised if needed.

Please note that this will be a legal marriage or civil partnership and that you must have a valid notice for the specific venue where you would like to hold your ceremony. An additional fee may be payable to the venue.

Ceremony options

Marriage and civil partnership information