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Register Office Room Capacities

Step 4 – from 19 July 2021:

  • Safety, and maintaining the level of public services we can offer are our priorities.
  • Registrars will wear a face covering.
  • We’re requiring all visitors to East Sussex County Council buildings, including our Register Offices, to continue to wear a face covering in public areas and ceremony rooms (unless exempt).
  • We urge all people attending wedding ceremonies at which we officiate, in any venue, to continue to wear a face covering (unless exempt).

For the latest information about ceremonies during the Covid-19 pandemic see our Covid Update Page

Register Office room capacities - Step 4 (from 19 July 2021):

 

All Offices - Civil Partnership Signings

Appointment Type

Maximum capacity

(including everyone except Registrars)

Capacity if 1m+ social distancing is preferred (including everyone except the Registrars)
Civil Partnership signing (no ceremony) 44

 

Crowborough Register Office, Hookstead

Room Name

Maximum capacity

(including everyone except Registrars)

Capacity if 1m+ social distancing is preferred (including everyone except the Registrars)
Mackenzie Room 4015
East Sussex Register Office - Statutory Wedding 44

 

Eastbourne Register Office, Eastbourne Town Hall

Room Name

Maximum capacity

(including everyone except Registrars)

Capacity if 1m+ social distancing is preferred (including everyone except the Registrars)
Court Room 8042
Council Chamber 6042
Southbourne Suite 40 (30 seated, 10 standing)16
Mayor's Parlour 30 (8 seated, 22 standing)6

 

Hastings Register Office, Hastings Town Hall

Room Name

Maximum capacity

(including everyone except Registrars)

Capacity if 1m+ social distancing is preferred (including everyone except the Registrars)
Council Chamber 6052
Rossetti Room 20 (10 seated, 10 standing)8
Mayor's Parlour 15 (8 seated, 7 standing)9

 

Lewes Register Office, Southover Grange

Room Name

Maximum capacity

(including everyone except Registrars)

Capacity if 1m+ social distancing is preferred (including everyone except the Registrars)
Ainsworth Room 6020
Garden Terrace* 60 (all standing)20
Evelyn Room 20 (15 seated, 5 standing)9
VIP Suite 66

*The Garden Terrace in Southover Grange Gardens has been made available to us with permission from Lewes District Council. The gardens are open to the public at all time, including during ceremonies. The wet-weather alternative (required by the General Register Office) to this outdoor option in the Ainsworth Room, and the number of guests reflects that. 

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