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Venue Information

Weddings At The Guildhall

Three rooms in the Complex: The Old Town Hall, The Dining Room and The Council Chamber, have been licensed for the purpose of the solemnization of marriages. Hirers must make their own arrangements with the Registrar for the actual ceremony and for floral displays, chair covers and music if required. 
The most popular room for ceremony-only hires is The Council Chamber but The Old Town Hall and Dining Room allow for everything to be held in one place and different feels for the ceremony depending on your theme. Make an appointment to view and see which feels right for you. The Guildroom and garden make a perfect reception venue.
Please contact Veronica on or 01473 822544 to get full detail and prices of the wedding packages available.


A fully licensed bar is available for use in conjunction with the hiring of the Grand Hall and/or Dining Room as these two areas are designated as licensed premises.  Provided due notice is given the facility will be made available at any reasonable time.  The bar is operated privately by the Resident Licensee who is responsible for controlling all consumption of alcohol in these two areas.  The Resident Licensee is able to advise on and supply table wine for your event and can supply alcoholic beverage for events in other rooms within the complex if you require assistance.

Please contact the licensee directly on 01473 828855 to discuss and determine your bar requirements.


The complex kitchen facilities will be made available to outside registered caterers by arrangement.  It is advisable that clients intending to use their own caterers visit the complex to be aware of the location and extent of the kitchen they will be using.  All relevant insurances and certification must be supplied to the Bookings Clerk in advance of the event date.

Kitchen facilities are adjacent to the Dining room and Old Town Hall which has recently been refurbished.

The Guildroom also has a small kitchenette so is perfect for providing tea/coffee at meetings or gatherings or serving a cold buffet from.

If you are using one of our kitchens, it is your responsibility to leave all items provided in the same working order you arrived and clean and tidy.

In the summer (or any time of year for those brave enough!)  catering vans or barbeques can use the shingle area of the walled garden for your event. Food can be taken inside to be enjoyed in one of the rooms accessible from the garden or you can book the garden on its own to share the outdoor surroundings with friends/family.

Car Parking
There are no dedicated parking facilities available.  The nearest public car parks are at Toppesfield Hall, High Street and Magdalen Road, controlled by Babergh District Council and hirers are advised to familiarise themselves with the terms and conditions of use as displayed at the relevant time. Currently each of these car parks allows four free hours of parking and are free after 6pm.

Stage and feature lighting
The Complex is equipped with a portable stage (maximum size 6m x 3m) which is made up of metre square units. A bank of lights is available from an aluminium barrel grid close to the ceiling in the centre of the Grand Hall.  The central console has 2 positions; the main lights are also on dimmer controls. 

Public Address System
A public address system is available for hire by prior arrangement, prices by negotiation. 

Visual Aids
Visual Aid Equipment can be hired by arrangement.  Prices by negotiation. 

Please note the use of open flames (including table candles) and smoking is strictly prohibited throughout the complex.