Council 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. 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.

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.

Your wedding day at The Lodge

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.

Your wedding day at The Bandstand

Mesnes Park Bandstand outside view

Leigh Masonic Hall

Leigh Masonic Hall is now available all day on Friday and on Saturday mornings as an alternative venue to Leigh Town Hall whilst it is closed for refurbishment. We do not currently have a date for when the Town Hall will reopen.

To book a ceremony during these times, you need to choose the booking option for Leigh Town Hall. For all other times, please choose the approved premises booking option. There is limited disabled access, please contact the ceremonies team for more details.

Your wedding day at Leigh Masonic Hall

Leigh Masonic Hall building

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.

Your wedding day at The Atrium

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.

Your wedding day at Wigan Life Centre

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.

Your wedding day at an approved venue

Wedding rings on display

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).

Just Married car

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