Celebrate your special day, your way Historic wedding venue

Saying ‘I do’ to the love of your life is a moment you will cherish forever. If you are looking for the perfect location for your wedding, you need look no further.

The Guildhall sits in the heart of the historic Suffolk market town of Bury St Edmunds. This ancient and recently renovated civic building is the ideal setting for civil ceremonies and receptions, both large and small. From elopement with just the two of you to ceremonies and receptions for up to 200, the Guildhall offers you a bespoke and memorable experience.

Weddings at The Guildhall Our Wedding Packages

Elopement Wedding

Just the two of us…

Looking for a small intimate wedding with the choice to invite up to 12 of your nearest and dearest?
From just £550, a Guildhall elopement wedding package is the perfect option.

Bar Services

The Guildhall is pleased to offer a licensed bar service for your wedding reception. This service allows you and your guests to enjoy a selection of beverages in a charming and historic setting. Whether you prefer tasty Ales, fine wines, or refreshing non-alcoholic options, our experienced staff will ensure your reception is a memorable and enjoyable experience.

Full Wedding Package

The Guildhall wedding package offers a beautiful and historic venue for couples looking to tie the knot. With its stunning medieval architecture and charming atmosphere, the Guildhall provides a unique backdrop for a truly memorable wedding day. The package includes exclusive use of the Guildhall for the ceremony and reception, as well as access to the picturesque gardens for photographs. The venue can accommodate up to 200 guests, and couples can choose their caterers and decorators. The Guildhall also offers a dedicated wedding coordinator to assist with planning and ensure every detail is taken care of. With its rich history and timeless charm, the Bury St Edmunds Guildhall is the perfect setting for a romantic and unforgettable wedding celebration.

Wedding packages under development, please contact us for prices

The Guildhall does not have in-house catering, which leaves you free to choose your own caterers to suit your tastes and budget. We can provide a fully stocked and staffed bar. Our freedom to choose means couples can let their imagination fly to create their dream day.

“We had our wedding outside in the gardens. It was absolutely beautiful, perfect weather and it all ran very smoothly. It’s the perfect location, especially for a micro wedding and I’d definitely recommend it.”

Mrs P – June 2023

“The venue is gorgeous – plenty of character, yet functional and spacious, with a lovely garden for photos. The general manager was friendly and forthcoming and provided invaluable guidance in helping us plan our day. Would recommend for any function.”

Mrs R-H – August 2022

“Thank you for giving us the venue of our dreams and working hard to ensure our special day ran smoothly.”

M r & Mrs H – October 2022

“Thank you for helping to make our wedding day the perfect day for us – we had so much fun and can’t imagine a more perfect venue.”

Mr & Mrs D – July 2021

‘Thanks to you and your team for making our day so special’

Mr & Mrs C – February 2024

‘Thank you so much for Thursday, you all made it very calm and exciting and we had a lovely day’

Mr & Mrs N – May 2024

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More about our weddings Frequently asked questions

What is included in the wedding hire?

For weddings, we include full use of our modern catering kitchen, tables, chairs, a Bluetooth speaker for music and a PA system for a small additional charge.

Are hotels within walking distance of the Guildhall?

The Guildhall is in the medieval grid at the heart of the town centre in Bury St Edmunds. There is an excellent selection of local hotels, B&Bs and Airbnbs within walking distance as well as restaurants and easy access to transport.

Do you have a list of recommended suppliers and caterers?

We are happy to recommend a selection of local suppliers.

Can you provide a bar?

Yes. We can provide a fully stocked and staffed bar. Please ask for further details.

Hire Our Venue

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.