Couple tell of upset at wedding venue

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A couple have spoken of their upset over their wedding 
ceremony after tying the knot at Ilkeston Town Hall.

Mick and Leighanna Henshaw took their vows at Ilkeston Register Office, now based in the town hall, on September 8.

The couple’s wedding was one of the first to take place in the register office at its new location.

Mick contacted the Advertiser two days later and told of the couple’s “bitter disappointment” at the ceremony.

He said: “On arrival we were told to stand where you would pay council tax. We stood there for five minutes before we were taken round to the other side where the computers are.

“Myself and my wife were then taken into an office to fill out the marriage certificate. After this I assumed we were going to be taken into a ceremony room, but our two witnesses were then brought into the office with our two children.

“I couldn’t believe it when we were then under way.”

Mick said the ceremony felt more like a ‘job interview than a wedding’.

“A spokesperson for 
Derbyshire County Council, responsible for the service, said: “We are sorry to hear that the Henshaws were not happy with their wedding ceremony.

“We did explain at the time of the booking that the room was small. We always ensure that the room is clean and tidy, especially when it is being used for weddings.”