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Weddings at
The Guildhall Winchester

We are delighted to be working with The Guildhall Winchester, having worked with the venue before the pandemic we are true supporters of this grand and historical building.

We can't wait to join you on your wedding journey and help bring to life the vision you have for your special day, with our knowledge and experience of the venue and wedding planning you can be confident that your dream wedding will be brought to life by our very own team 

A wedding at The Guildhall Winchester is simply unique.

Located in the heart of the city centre amongst the bustling high street, the Guildhall stands proudly overlooking the Broadway with views of both Abbey Gardens and St Giles Hill.

Enjoy the magic of Winchester in all its glory within our historic building built in 1871.

From the truly English Abbey Gardens next door, to the grand front steps of our gothic building,

the Guildhall will make the most beautiful and timeless photographs.

From saying your vows in the King Charles Hall, partying the night away in the Bapsy Hall or maybe a smaller intimate bash in the Courtyard room.

You can be sure that with each room having their own character they are sure to wow your guests

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The King Charles Hall

THE KING CHARLES HALL

Traditional splendour at its best, this unique hall houses, as its name suggests, portraits of King Charles 1st and 2nd under the canopy of a hammer beam ceiling and full height gothic windows.

A fairytale hall for your ceremony it is ideal for up to 130 guests to celebrate in traditional style, or an evening party for up to 150 guests.

With its full size wooden floor the King Charles Hall is perfect for dancing the night away.

room capacity

CEREMONY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130            WEDDING BREAKFAST . . . . . . .110 RECEPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 130

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The Bapsy Hall

THE BAPSY HALL

A stunning room which marries the best of Victorian Elegance with a contemporary feel. This grand ballroom boasts many of its beautiful original features, a large stage and state of the art lighting system to create the perfect mood for your special day. Comfortably seating up to 260 guests for a formal dinner, or 300 guests for celebration evening party.

Room capacity

CEREMONY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300

WEDDING BREAKFAST . . . . . . .260

RECEPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 300

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The Courtyard

THE COURTYARD

If you’re looking for a unique, quirky venue then look no further.

Our atmospheric Courtyard room boasts original Victorian brick archways and reputably once housed the police holding cells for the district.

The pillared hall leads out into a secluded courtyard ideal for outside catering vans or bbqs and a breath of fresh air on a summer’s evening.

 

Room capacity

CEREMONY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30 WEDDING BREAKFAST . . . . .100 RECEPTION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .120

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Abbey Gardens

Abbey Gardens

These beautiful gardens were once part of St Mary’s Abbey, remnants of which can be seen behind the Guildhall.

A traditional English garden with large lawns separated by landscaped borders and a pathway running through the middle and along the boundaries makes the perfect location for outdoor photos after your ceremony.

Abbey House at the front of the gardens is used as the Mayor of Winchester’s official residence at the foot of which lies a charming scented garden with raised beds of lavender and rosemary and a monolithic water feature.

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