Bury St Edmunds Guildhall A Historic Venue In The Heart Of Suffolk

The Guildhall is a medieval Grade 1 listed building situated in the heart of Bury St Edmunds. Just 30 minutes from Cambridge and 2 hours from London, the beautiful building and walled gardens are available to hire for weddings, corporate and community events.

Visit us Visitor Information

Looking to visit us?

Find out how to get to us, opening hours, accessibility, and booking a private tour.

Our office opening hours are Monday to Friday, 9.30 am – 5pm. The venue is open to the public during scheduled events only

Hire our venue Spaces & Facilities

Celebrations, seminars, corporate meetings and conferences, events, corporate hire, and more. The Guildhall’s beautiful rooms, stunning gardens, and central location in Bury St Edmunds’ picturesque medieval grid make it the perfect venue for all occasions.

Tie the knot Weddings

Enjoy your special day at the historic Guildhall. We offer a variety of wedding packages with options for large-scale celebrations and small, intimate ceremonies. You are free to select your own caterers tailored to suit your tastes and budget.
Make your vows in the formal panelled Courtroom, enjoy your reception in the Georgian Banqueting Hall and capture the perfect wedding photos in the walled gardens.
Licensed for Weddings, Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships.

What’s on Upcoming Events

The Guildhall hosts a range of events throughout the year, including concerts, exhibitions, heritage open days and workshops.

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Get Involved

At the Guildhall we have a range of opportunities to get involved. Join our enthusiastic team of volunteers. Donate to help preserve this beautiful building for future generations. Sponsor one of our many exciting activities. Or become a Friend of the Guildhall.

Tell Us Archive

A social history archive that documents local stories throughout the last 800 years. It includes fascinating oral histories from the Guildhall’s 2023 exhibition ‘Love & War in Suffolk’, and tales of the Royal Observer Corps 14 Group members that worked in our Operations Room during World War Two.

Our History

Discover the past at Bury St Edmunds Guildhall – the oldest civic building in Britain.

Photography for this website is credited to David Carpenter, Gregg Brown, Tanya Alexandra, Neil Baxter, John Woodward, Chris Bradshaw, Awaken Images, Ellie Gillard, Barny Mannox, Phil Morley and Rebecca Austin