Civil marriage and partnership venues at Bromley Civic Centre

Old Palace - The Function Room

rear of old palace and grounds

 

Bromley registration service announcement 

Covid-19 pandemic - government announcement 12 July on the removal of restrictions.

Bromley Council will still require the public to wear face coverings whilst inside unless they have a valid exemption, to ensure the safety and wellbeing of all visitors and our staff. This is for all registration appointments and ceremonies.


The Old Palace was built in 1775 for the Bishop of Rochester. Since then the original Georgian building has had several additions including a colonnaded veranda running the length of the south side of the building. The immaculate grounds include a large lawn area with mature trees, shrubs and rose bushes to the rear of the Palace, plus a lake with birds and other wildlife.

From the gravelled courtyard you step into the entrance hallway, which contains a striking wood panelled staircase and is decorated with carvings over the entrance. Overlooking the grounds, in the Old Palace is the Function Room which seats up to 45 guests (pre-pandemic capacity).  After the ceremony parties can go into the grounds via the french windows onto the colonnade.

Photographs can be taken in the gravelled courtyard, on the staircase in the entrance hallway of the Palace, as well as in the ceremony room and the grounds. The interior locations are in areas not usually available to the public.

Facilities

Music system
Seating for 45 guests. 45 is the maximum amount of guests allowed to attend, this includes the couple, witnesses and children.

Availability

Ceremonies are conducted throughout the week and at weekends in the Old Palace.

Costs

Monday - Friday £450

Saturday, Sunday and bank holidays £690.

These fees are valid from 1 April 2021 until 31 March 2022. 

Access

Although the Palace suite of rooms are on the ground floor, it is important to tell us of any mobility problems you or your guests may have as we need to make arrangements for wheelchair access from the courtyard. Also remember that direct access onto the lawn from the Palace is via a grassy bank, which may not be suitable for everyone.

Location

Old Palace, Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH

Video: Function Room

 

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Tel: 0300 303 8667

Civic Centre, Stockwell Close, Bromley, BR1 3UH