The historic St George’s Town Hall — scene of the inquest into one of Jack the Ripper’s victims — has undergone renovations and reopened as a unique wedding venue.

Couples looking to tie the knot can book the prestige location in Cable Street, which has been licensed for marriages, with its wealth of East End history and violent past.

The grade II-listed building includes the refurbished Garden Suite with capacity for 80 guests and the larger Tower Suite for 200-guest functions.

It was built in 1860 as the original vestry hall for the Shadwell parish of St George-in-the-East, where the local public Board of Works would meet.

Its most notorious episode was staging the inquest in 1888 into the death of Elizabeth Stride, the third victim in the infamous Whitechapel Murders.

The coroner, Wynne Baxter, had held the first two inquests in Whitechapel and was now brought in for the public hearing at the Vestry Hall into what was assumed to be the Ripper’s third victim.

She was found with her throat cut at 1am on Sunday, October 1, in Berner Street a few turnings away.

He was sorry the hearing had not identified the killer and left it to the jury of 24 “to say how, when and by what means” Elizabeth Stride met her death.

The board room where the inquest was staged later became the meeting chamber for Stepney Borough Council in 1900, until the merger with neighbouring Poplar and Bethnal Green in 1965 to form the London Borough of Tower Hamlets, when the local authority moved out to Bethnal Green.

The area in front of St George’s town hall was also the scene of the Battle of Cable Street in 1936, during clashes between police and 200,000 protesters mainly from the East End’s Jewish and Irish populations that prevented Mosley’s fascist Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel.

A mural commemorating the battle was unveiled on the side of the building in the 1980s, which is still visible today.

St George’s now joins a list of the East End’s unique licensed wedding venues such as the iconic Tower Bridge, historic Tower of London, Wilton’s Music Hall and the modern East Wintergarden in Canary Wharf.