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A magnificent 15th-Century timbered trading hall and courtyard garden located in the heart of Norwich.
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Features & Capacity


Venue Type
15th-Century Trading Hall
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Landscaped Gardens
Exclusive Use
Disabled Access
Outdoor Reception Space
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Ceremony & Reception

Church Within Walking Distance
Sound System Available
Wedding Licence
Outdoor Ceremony Available
Dancefloor Available

Food and Drink

Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
In-House Wine List
Alcohol Licence
Full Description
Looking for a unique, historic venue for your special day? From the soaring oak-beamed Great Hall, to the contemporary glass wall of the Foyle Gallery, the 15th-century Dragon Halls offers a stunning setting for your wedding day. Fully licensed for weddings and civil partnerships, we host beautiful ceremonies, receptions and evening parties. We offer a Wedding Package that gives you the time and flexibility to relax and enjoy your special day. The Package includes: - Exclusive use of the Great Hall, Gallery and Garden spaces, for ceremonies, drink receptions, dining and dancing - Use of the venue across three days, so you have plenty of time to set up and add your personal finishing touches - A dedicated point of contact to assist you with your plans during the months, weeks and days leading up to your special day, and will be able to offer any advice as required - Two discreet venue managers and door support, responsible for overseeing the building and ensuring your day runs smoothly. - A cultivated book bundle, curated by our team here at the National Centre for Writing, specially for you - Ceremony space for up to 120 guests - Chairs and tables for up to 90 dining guests - Use of a private retiring room for your celebrant - Use of a kitchen and an approved list of caterers (catering, tableware and decorations not included) - Full disabled access and a hearing loop in the Great Hall - Use of all audio-visual equipment If you would like to find out more, a member of our team would be happy to show you around the beautiful venue and even share a few of the building's secret stories, which go back hundreds of years!
Marcus & Meg
Happy couple Married on January
September 2022
Best day of our lives
I wanted to write to you, to thank you and the team there so much for providing the perfect venue for our wedding. Everything was perfect. you guys were so easy to deal with from the off. You made us feel totally at ease. When it came to the day, we couldn't have asked for a pleasant team to work with. Nothing was too much trouble for you guys. Thank you so much for being part of our special day, and making it the best day of our lives. Very very warm wishes, Marcus & Meg
Location & Contact Details


King St, Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1QE, England

Travel Notes

The National Centre for Writing is based in the beautiful medieval Dragon Hall, a magnificent timbered trading hall and courtyard garden located in the heart of Norwich UNESCO City of Literature. It is easily accessible from the city centre and is a five-minute walk from the train station. Parking is available nearby on Rouen Road, NR1 1QU or Rose Lane, NR1 1PY. Blue badge holders can park on site.

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