September 7th, 2016

Library’s Henley Room to host marriages

Library’s Henley Room to host marriages Library’s Henley Room to host marriages
Stratfor Library in Henley Street will host weddings next Spring. Image: Len Williams (Creative Commons License)
Updated: 10:48 am, May 06, 2016

COUPLES will soon be able to get married next to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

Stratford Registry Office – which is currently based at Winton House in Church Street – is moving to Stratford Library on Henley Street next spring.

The move includes plans to create two self-contained offices for birth and death registrations and the ‘Henley Room’ which will be used for marriages for up to 35 guests. It will also have a separate entrance to the library.

Superintendent registrar Diane Lampard said: “We are very excited by the move which will offer couples wanting to get married in Stratford a landmark location next door to Shakespeare’s Birthplace.

“The history, prominence and desirability of this location, will improve our registration offer to people.”

Library services will face some disruption from mid-September when work will start on the ground floor of the library and from October a pop up library will be available within the building.

The town will be without access to the library for a short time in early December while final works take place.

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