The Henshall Ceremony Suite, Crawley

Southgate Avenue, Southgate, Crawley, RH10 6HG

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Spacious surroundings to celebrate with your friends and family.

Venue information

COVID-19 update: Ceremonies can resume from Monday 29 March with a maximum of six people in the wedding party (the couple and four guests). It is expected that from 12 April 2021 this number will increase to the couple and 12 guests.

In order to keep everyone safe during the pandemic, ceremonies in this room will be kept simple. Please note that the two witnesses and a photographer (if required) must be included in your guest numbers.

During this period, please bring your own device and speakers to play your chosen music. Please ask your guests to wear face coverings, unless they are exempt from wearing one. The couple do not need to wear a face covering.

The numbers permitted in this room will not increase until social distancing is relaxed, which is expected on 21 June 2021. After this date it is likely that numbers permitted will increase, but will be subject to a full WSCC risk assessment as well as any national guidance and is unlikely to return to pre-pandemic levels this Summer.

The Henshall Ceremony Suite is located within the West Sussex Register Office on the first floor, accessible by a lift or stairs. The room features a spectacular gold leaf artwork panel and normally seats 80 guests.

French doors lead onto an attractive terrace planted with varied shades of foliage, creating a beautiful backdrop for photographs. You can also take advantage of the memorial gardens just across the road from the register office for further photograph opportunities.

Additional information

  • The room can be booked on any day of the week, subject to availability.
  • One reserved parking space.
  • There are public car parks nearby for guests.
  • You can video your ceremony and photographs can be taken inside and outside the venue.
  • Confetti is not permitted at this venue.


Ceremony fees

The cost includes registrar attendance and the venue.

  • Monday-Thursday - £271
  • Friday - £328
  • Saturday/Sunday - £387
  • Bank holiday - £501

Fees are payable in full at the time of booking and include the cost of one certificate.

In the event of a cancellation, the fee will be refunded, minus a £100 administration fee. Ceremonies can be postponed with no charge.

Payment is taken by credit or debit card when booking. To make a payment for a ceremony by cash or cheque you will need to arrange an appointment at the West Sussex Register Office in Crawley.

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Finding the venue

Sat nav postcode: RH10 1SS

The site is found on the corner of Southgate Avenue and Haslett Avenue East. The sat nav postcode will display Haslett Avenue, which leads to the mini roundabout at the entrance to the site.

We are in the same building as Crawley Library, with our own entrance.

Maximum number of guests


Contact details

  • Tel: 01243 642122
  • Address

    Southgate Avenue, Southgate, Crawley, RH10 6HG

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