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Welcome to Hitchin Town Hall.


We offer our services for:

  • Weddings
  • Conferences
  • Dances
  • Birthday Parties
  • Celebrations
  • Fitness Classes
  • Theatre Productions
  • Concerts

One of North Hertfordshire’s local landmarks, Hitchin Town Hall is a historic building that offers first-rate services to the district’s community. The ‘Old’ Town Hall was built on Brand Street in 1840.

It was designed by Thomas Bellamy, and belonged to a private company. The large room upstairs seated about 400 people, but did not have good enough exits for the local magistrates to grant a licence for theatrical performances. The Board of Guardians offices and the Mechanics’ Reading Room were downstairs. In 1897, Hitchin Urban District Council voted to buy the Town Hall to use as public offices and to accept the gift of a site for a new assembly room. A public meeting to discuss the project followed.

At the Town Hall you could see plays and exhibitions, listen to brass bands, classical concerts, operettas and gigs, and take part in tea dances and salsa classes. During the 1970s it hosted bands like Bob Marley and the Wailers, and was home to the first four Rhythms of the World Festival events, starting in 1992.

In 2022, Hitchin Town Hall was granted a civil marriage licence.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

In the country
Unusual weddings
Stately home
In the city
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
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