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

If you would like to hold an event in one of the civic rooms, please contact the Town Sergeants who can discuss your needs and explain the booking process. 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.

 
Reception
Theatre
Tables
Town and County Hall 180 150 140
St Nicholas Room
80
60
40

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:

  Up to 3 hours Half day
(3 to 5 hours)
Full day
(more than 5 hours)
Town and County Hall £100 £200 £400
St Nicholas Room  £75 £150 £200

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.

Please download our information pack for more details about the civic rooms: 

Contact details

Town Sergeants
Civic Support Team
Aberdeen City Council
Town House
Aberdeen
AB10 1FY
01224 522470
lordprovost@aberdeencity.gov.uk


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