Venues

We know that your wedding venue isn’t simply a setting, but a place where cherished memories are made and special moments are shared with friends and family. We have a variety of stunning council venues and approved premises available for your big day. You also have the option of selecting an unlicensed venue as part of our weddings with a difference package.

Take a look at our range of beautiful locations and let us help you create an occasion to remember. 

From 1st July 2021 outdoor civil weddings and partnership ceremonies have been legalised for the first time offering more choice for couples. Please contact your approved venue for more information.

Council venues

The Lodge, Mesnes Park

Set within the award-winning, exquisite surroundings of Mesnes Park, The Lodge is available for weddings all year round and all week, except Tuesdays. With an open glass feature, this charming venue brings a seasonal element to your ceremony.

Mesnes Park Lodge from the outside

The Bandstand, Mesnes Park

This romantic venue is set in the heart of Mesnes Park, with a full panorama of the gardens viewed on all sides, offering a stunning backdrop to your wedding photos.

Mesnes Park Bandstand outside view

Leigh Town Hall

Following an extensive refurbishment with many original features being maintained, Leigh Town Hall is now available for wedding ceremonies Monday - Saturday.

There are 2 ceremony rooms available: The Mayors Parlour which can host 45 guests and The Council Chamber which can host 70 guests.

Leigh Town Hall inside

The Atrium, Wigan Town Hall

Situated within Wigan Town Hall, this illustrious venue can accommodate larger weddings and features ceremonial steps perfect for your group photographs. Bookings are available for Fridays (all day) and Saturday afternoons only.

  • 60 Guests
The Atrium, back view, Wigan Town Hall

The Wiend Suite, Wigan Life Centre

A suitable setting for a civil ceremony. This venue allows you to meet the legal requirements of a wedding without any enhancements, and only requires two witnesses.

  • 6 Guests
Wigan Life Centre exterior

Approved venues

We have a list of venues which are approved by the Council to hold ceremonies. You must first contact the approved venue of your choice to ensure they have availability. These venues also offer vow renewals and baby naming / family welcoming ceremonies.

Wedding decorative table

Venue of your choice

Is there a place that you love or means something special to you both, which isn’t licenced? If so, why not consider our Weddings with a difference package. This gives you the freedom to have a ceremony at your chosen location.

If you wish to have a vow renewal, naming ceremony or celebration ceremony, this can be done at any public venue across the borough (inspection permitted).

Wedding evening reception set up

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