City of Edinburgh Council Ceremony Suite

George Nicolson were pleased to be asked to install the wall covering to the City of Edinburgh Council Ceremony Suite.

The City of Edinburgh Council wanted to give their prospective clients a view of their new Registrar’s Ceremony Suite at the City Chambers by creating a marketing tool for their website. Following some extensive improvements, the new venue is now located on the ground level of the City Chambers accessed off the historic and iconic Edinburgh’s Royal Mile and provides clients a unique view of the ceremony space from the Council’s website. Captured Realities provided a Matterport 3D Showcase showing the 3 rooms that encompass the City of Edinburgh Council Ceremony Suite including information on facilities at this unique venue. Just click on the following link to view the Matterport 3D Showcase:

Ceremony parties and guests will enter through the main entrance of the City Chambers where they will be greeted by the registrar and ushered into our classically furbished suite of rooms.

Guests will be shown into the lounge where they will be able to enjoy opulent but comfortable surroundings and a unique skyline view of the city.  The room has been decorated to a very high standard with a baroque and thistle theme running throughout.  Soft lighting enhances the gold and cream décor.

The registrar will speak to the couple together, or separately, depending on your wishes in the tastefully furnished ante room.  This room also has an impressive vanity mirror to allow last minute finishes to hair etc before the ceremony commences.

At the appropriate time guests will be shown into the spectacular Ceremony Suite.   The room has been stylishly decorated in keeping with the iconic City Chambers building but with a modern twist.  The theme of baroque and thistle continues with the fabric on the chairs and soft lighting.  Soft golden curtains dress the large windows which, along with a classic ornate chandelier create a calm sophisticated ambiance.  The Ceremony Suite can hold a maximum of 36 guests.

After the ceremony has concluded the couple will be invited to sign the register in the ante room.

To find out more about the civil ceremony suite or make a booking, please contact the Registrations Service on 0131 529 2600 or email

This suite is not to be confused with the other spectacular rooms that can be hired throughout the City Chambers for receptions and functions.  Should this be of interest to you please contact the City of Edinburgh’s events team on 0131 529 4009 or email

Whatever kind of wedding, from the small and intimate to the traditional and grand The Event Office at Edinburgh City Chambers can help make it a reality.

(Internal photographs courtesy of Mairi Helena Textile Designer and Photographer)