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Choosing a ceremony venue

North Ayrshire boasts many stunning venues suitable for ceremonies within enviable scenic locations, mostly situated in coastal and countryside settings. From the Island of Arran to the new town of Irvine, you can be assured of a venue that will meet your individual needs.  

North Ayrshire Council civil ceremony suites

We conduct civil ceremonies from 5 offices and pride ourselves on a consistently high standard of service throughout.

Arran Registration Office

A traditional sandstone building with garden, overlooking the bay, with views of the Holy Isle. 
The Old Court Room can accommodate up to 40 guests. For an intimate ceremony, the Kilbride room can accommodate 4 guests. Car parking is available.

Irvine Registration Office

All our ceremonies for Irvine Registration Office are carried out at the newly refurbished Townhouse, in the heart of Irvine. The Burns Suite can accommodate up to 80 guests in its bright and airy hall. For an intimate ceremony, the Joan Kelly room can accommodate up to 14 guests.

Kilbirnie Registration Office

A bright and airy ceremony room, located on the ground floor of Kilbirnie Library. The room can accommodate up to 40 guests. For a more intimate ceremony, the Registrar's working office accommodates up to 4 guests. Car parking and disabled facilities. There are well tended gardens to the front and side of the building. 

Largs Registration Office

An A-listed Victorian house, designed and built in 1837 by David Hamilton, Brooksby House, has been a focal point of Largs seafront for more than 170 years. The ceremony room features ornate panelled cornice work, marble fireplace and a fantastic view of the promenade over the Clyde Estuary towards the Islands of Bute and Cumbrae. Picturesque mature gardens offer an ideal setting for photographs. The ceremonies room accommodates up to 40 guests. Disabled access and facilities are available.

Saltcoats Registration Office

Saltcoats Town Hall has undergone a £3.77 million transformation.
The refurbishment included a dramatic overhaul of the spacious main hall, available for civic functions and weddings. The smaller hall is also available to hire for wedding ceremonies, with rooms for brides and grooms to ready themselves ahead of the big day. The Harbour Suite can accommodate up to 90 guests. For an intimate ceremony, the Sir John Lavery suite can accommodate up to 16 guests.

Wedding packages (PDF, 1.4mb) are available.

See images of Saltcoats Town Hall.

Photography at your service

Our Registrars understand that your photographer has an important role to play in capturing the special moments throughout your ceremony.

The official photographer, or one nominated guest, will be permitted to take continuous photography throughout the ceremony whilst ensuring that the dignity of the occasion is not compromised. Guests will be given the opportunity to come forward to take photographs once the schedule has been signed.

We are happy to discuss your photography wishes with you and we'll confirm these with the photographer before the ceremony starts.

Personalising your service

You can add a personal touch to your ceremony at all of our venues. We can work with you to make your ceremony feel special. Your registrar will be happy to consider any bespoke requests.

Contact Registrations




01294 310000 

01770 600338 - Arran Office


Registration offices