Glasgow City Chambers


  • City Chambers Exterior
  • City Chambers Exterior
  • City Chambers Exterior
  • City Chambers Exterior
  • City Chambers Exterior

Click one of the thumbnails above to see a larger image.


This venue can accommodate the following covers…

Event Type Capacity
Banquet 300
Buffet 500
Theatre Style 450
Reception 500
Conference 300

Glasgow City Chambers is available for weddings at weekends only, and civic events. It is not available for corporate hire.

Encore is proud and privileged to provide a wide range of hospitality and wedding services to the City Chambers; this most venerable of Glasgow’s civic buildings.

In the very heart of Glasgow, the City Chambers is one of the city’s most important and prestigious buildings. A grand and imposing edifice overlooking George Square, the City Chambers is an impressive symbol of Glasgow’s political strength and historical wealth. Completed in 1888, for over a hundred years, it has been the headquarters of successive councils serving the City of Glasgow.

The impressive marble staircase is reputed to be the largest in the world and is constructed in and surrounded by white Carrera marble. The floors at first and second floor level are also in marble, and the third floor is made up of Venetian mosaic tiles showing a wide variety of colours and designs. The City Chambers offers a truly unique and stunning venue providing a number of rooms to suit a wide variety of high profile events.

The Banqueting Hall is the main civic function suite for important conferences meetings and concerts and can comfortably accommodate up to 300 people for dinner. The principal features include many paintings by Glasgow artists depicting historic scenes of the city, ornate stained glass windows, large murals and chandeliers. The Lord Provost’s Dining Room nearby is the setting for fine dining of the highest standard prepared for Royalty, visiting Heads of State, leaders of industry and civic dignitaries.

The Satinwood Suite is yet another spectacular setting, accommodating up to 80 people for dinner. This room is lined with exotic satinwood imported from Queensland which is now considered extinct. There are many very detailed carvings around the walls, windows overlooking George Square, and a large alabaster fireplace.

“The Encore team were superb. Attention to detail was first class - the meal was delicious - and all the staff carried out their duties in a most professional and courteous way.”

Liz Cameron
Former Lord Provost of Glasgow


Weddings by Encore

Learn more

Find out how to host
your special day with us…