The Guildhall contains a number of hireable events spaces, each of which oozes with history, civic pride and elegance. Indeed, the official English Heritage Gateway listing for the Guildhall states that the interior is 'of considerable splendour and quality'!
The Banqueting Room
Ascend the elegant wrought-iron 'Grand Staircase' and you will discover the largest and grandest of all the spaces within the Guildhall, The Banqueting Room. This vast area is fit for royalty, and in fact, the Queen visited and dined in this spectacular room during her 2002 Jubilee tour. Imagine you and your guests indulging in your wedding breakfast under the impressive 18th-century chandeliers and the intricate Georgian plasterwork ceiling. The Banqueting Room is also licensed to host civil ceremonies.
Formal Reception Dining Capacity - 200 Guests
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 360 Guests
In close proximity to The Banqueting Room, the smaller Aix-en-Provence Room is ideal for drinks receptions or as a bar area. If you are looking for an intimate - yet splendid - space for your civil wedding ceremony, this room would be perfect too!
Formal Reception Dining Capacity - 50 Guests
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 50 Guests
This space is located on the ground floor and would be great for a drinks reception, or even for your wedding ceremony.
Civil Ceremony Capacity - 120 Guests
Drinks Reception Capacity - 100 Guests
Kaposvar and Brydon Rooms
Head back upstairs to the upper floor and you will find the more intimate Kaposvar and Brydon Rooms. These spaces are often used for wedding drinks receptions, before the guests are ushered into The Banqueting Room for the formal reception meal. However, they are not licensed for the conduct of civil wedding ceremonies.
Drinks Reception Capacity - 80 Guests