Retreat East is set within a tranquil wellness retreat in the heart of Suffolk
Set within a tranquil wellness retreat in the heart of Suffolk,...
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Bury St. Edmunds Guildhall, IP33 1PR
01284 247 037 | www.burystedmundsguildhall.org.uk
The Guildhall is the oldest provincial civic building in England dating back to the 12th century. Located within the ‘Medieval Grid’ of Bury St. Edmunds, the Guildhall’s central location makes it ideal for weddings, with easy access for guests staying in nearby hotels. As the ‘food capital’ of Suffolk, Bury St. Edmunds also has many eateries and pubs within walking distance.
The grand porch and oak door provide a memorable entrance, and to the rear of the building is a paved courtyard leading to the garden, a peaceful haven in the centre of the busy market town.
Celebrate in style
The historic Guildhall has two main rooms. The oak-panelled Court Room is ideal for ceremonies and receptions. Full of historic portraits, the space has a raised dais and judges’ bench, a wooden floor and can comfortably seat up to 80 loved ones.
Alternatively, the Banqueting Hall is an elegant Georgian room with a magnificent marble fireplace and large windows that let in plenty of natural light. It can accommodate up to 80 seated guests or 120 for a buffet or party-style reception.
The brick Tudor Kitchen has a more informal atmosphere and is popular for wedding teas, seating around 20 friends and family or a further 15 for a standing drinks reception.
The Robing Room was used for the mayor and other dignitaries of the town to change into their ceremonial robes but is now used for micro weddings for up to 12 nearest and dearest.
The venue has a fully-fitted kitchen which outside caterers can use to prepare food.