Weddings FAQ

Can we have a civil ceremony? 

We are not licensed for civil ceremonies, but as we are located in the heart of Cheltenham town centre, luckily there are many churches local to the venue! Not to mention the local registrar office is a 5 minute walk away. 

Who is the local registrar?  

The Gloucestershire Registration Service. They are contactable as follows: 

Tel: 01452 425060 


Can we have a church wedding? 

There are many churches local to the Princess Hall, so if you choose to get married in a church, the Princess Hall is an ideal venue for your reception, wedding breakfast and evening party. 


Do you provide catering? 

Our in-house caterers are very experienced at catering for a wide range of events to an exceptionally high standard. Please get in touch for a menu pack, or to discuss any bespoke requirements. 


Can we use our own caterers? 

Unfortunately, we don’t allow external caterers to use our kitchen facilities. 


Do you cater for special dietary requirements? 

Let us know up to two weeks before your event and we can provide alternatives for any guests with specific requirements or allergies. 


Do you offer food tastings? 

We can offer personal tastings of up to three options per course for £27.50 + VAT per person 


Can we supply our own wine? 

You are welcome to supply your own wine for a corkage fee from £10.00 + VAT per bottle 


Can you cater for children? 



Can we decorate the room? 

The Princess Hall is yours for the day and you can decorate it as you wish.  


Can we use candles? 

As our buildings are full of beautiful ornate wood we don’t allow naked flames. However LED tealights and battery candles are a good alternative. 


Do you have an easel to display our table plan? 

Yes, in fact we have two if you have any other large signage to display. 


Is there any accommodation close by to Cheltenham Ladies’ College? 

We are blessed with an array of gorgeous hotels in the area. The stylish Hotel Du Vin is a 2 minute stumble down Parabola Road from college, alternatively Malmaison, No. 131 and the Queens Hotel offer superior stays just 5 minutes’ walk away. 


What time can our event go on until?  

We are licensed until midnight, however we can apply for a TEN licence on occasion. 


When do you need to know our final guest numbers and any dietaries? 

Two weeks before gives us plenty of time to make sure your guests are catered for, but we can normally accommodate any last minute requests. 


When do you need payment by? 

We require a 25% deposit on booking, and the balance paid one month before your wedding day.