Ceremonies at Sale Town Hall

Sale WatersideTrafford Register Office is located at Sale Town Hall and marriage ceremonies are held in the marriage suite on the second floor.

The ceremony room will hold up to 55 guests and is accessed from the double staircase at the main entrance to Sale Town Hall. 

Facilities are provided for music to be played at wedding ceremonies and the building is fully accessible and equipped for people with disabilities.

Sale Town Hall provides a high standard of accommodation and is an attractive setting for marriage ceremonies. The Town Hall is part of the Sale Waterside development and stands alongside the Bridgewater Canal in the centre of Sale. There are several bars and restaurants in the area around Sale Waterside and the Town Hall and Waterside Plaza provide good locations for wedding photographs.

The bridal car is allowed to park at the front of Sale Town Hall, with a certificate displayed (which you can obtain from Register Office staff on the day of your wedding). The nearest public car park is three minutes walk away at QPark, Broad Road, Sale, opposite Sale Leisure Centre.

Sale Waterside Arts Centre

The Sale Waterside Arts Centre, located adjacent to Sale Town Hall, have several rooms licenced for your marriage ceremony, and offer drinks packages, for your convenience.

Ceremonies are offered in partnership with the Registrars, based at Sale Town Hall.

Personalising your ceremony

We want you to enjoy your wedding day and whether your wedding is large or small, formal or informal, we will do our best to make it a day to remember.

Some couples choose to have a very simple ceremony, whilst others may wish to add readings or poetry. You may prefer to enter the marriage room together or the bride may choose to enter the room with a relation or friend when all the guests are assembled. The choice is yours.

If you would like to enhance your ceremony with readings, poetry or personal declarations ensure the Superintendent Registrar has authorised these enhancements in advance of the ceremony date.

If you would like a photographer at your wedding or if any of your friends want to take photographs, we ask that flash photography is delayed until the end of the ceremony. If you would like a video camera operating during the ceremony, let the Superintendent Registrar know.


We have a limited selection of music available to be played at ceremonies by Registration Staff on the day. You are more than welcome to play your own non-religious music via bluetooth.