Civic rooms

The civic rooms on the second floor of the Town House are mainly used as venues for civic receptions, citizenship ceremonies and civil marriages/partnerships, as well as some large committee meetings and Council events.

These rooms are also available for private hire, and are often used for meetings, lectures, talks and seminars. You can see photographs of the rooms in the civic rooms gallery

For further information contact:

Garry Watson
Civic Affairs Officer

Please note that:

  • The civic rooms are not appropriate for all types of event, but when you get in touch we can advise whether they would be a suitable venue for your event.
  • We don't allow the use of outside caterers in the Town House so you must use the Council's own catering service for any catering required.

Room capacity

The table below shows the maximum number of people that the rooms will hold for the different event settings.

Town and County Hall 180 150 140
St Nicholas Room

Hire charges

There is no charge for the use of the civic rooms by charities and Council departments during the normal opening hours of the Town House, which are 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday. Outwith these times, the following charges apply:

Room Price
Town and County Hall Price on application
St Nicholas Room  Price on application

The hire charges include the use of tables and chairs, lecterns and audio visual equipment if needed. Please note that VAT is applicable to these charges.

Catering will be priced on application.

Contact details

Garry Watson
Civic Affairs Officer
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
AB10 1FY

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