Guildhall, Exeter

£360 - £900 for Venue Hire
Up to 0
Exclusive Use
Wedding Licence
Situated right in the heart of Exeter, the historic Guildhall has been the centrepiece of Exeter's civic life for over 800 years, and now has opened its large oak doors for weddings and ceremonies.
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The Great Hall – Our Opulent Great Hall can cater for large ceremonies of up to 80 people, and is available to hire for 3 hours ( 10am-2pm or 2-5pm – other timings will be considered). The Great Hall is available at £780. The Jury Room – Our Jury Room is perfect for intimate ceremonies of up to 35 – lending a impressive feel with its wood panelling. The Jury room is available at £360.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Historic Hall
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
08:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
06:00 PM
Late Night Extension

Ceremony & Reception

Sound System Available
Church Within Walking Distance
Wedding Licence


City View
Grade I/II Listed Building
Exclusive Use
In-House Wedding Coordinator

Food and Drink

External Catering Permitted
Alcohol Licence
No Corkage Charge for Own Alcohol
Full Description
Starting your future with the enchantment of the past ... Situated in the heart of Exeter, the historic Guildhall has been the centrepiece of Exeter's civic life for 800 years. Bursting with history, the Guildhall has received royalty, dignitaries and now your Ceremony can be added to the list! Step through our large oak doors into the Opulent Great Hall, adding a majestic feeling to your day with its brass chandelier and intricate panelling. The Great Hall is perfect for large bridal parties, and can accommodate up to 75 guests. If you are looking for a more intimate ceremony why not walk down the aisle in our Jury Room, with walls lined with 17th-century panelling, the Jury Room can host weddings of up to 35 whilst still providing all the grandeur of a larger wedding. From tying the knot to renewing your vows you have come to the right venue. So why not add your special day to the record books and become part of the Guildhalls history.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Abbie Attenborough
Congratulations on your engagement, what an exciting time this is for you both! My name is Abbie and I look after all weddings held here at the Guildhall. I have been here for just over 2 years (however have worked at weddings for much longer!), and have seen a beautiful range of unique weddings. Myself and the team at the Guildhall love nothing more than helping you with your special day, taking any and all stresses away to give you the most perfect experience tailored for yourselves.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Married in June 2018
June 2018
Fantastic Day
We had the most fantastic day, everything went brilliantly. In the run up to our wedding we can honestly say that Abbie was fantastic, always on the end of the phone or an email answering all questions and giving great advice. The venue is beautiful, full of history. Thank you to Abbie and staff from the Guildhall
Married in October 2017
February 2018
Fantastic Day
What a fantastic service, professional, friendly and reliable. Abbie's communication skills are great, she always replied to emails in a timely manner and answered our queries. On our wedding day all the staff were friendly and welcoming. It was reassuring to know that Abbie was there to ensure that everything ran smoothly. Thank you.
Location & Contact Details


High Street, Exeter, Devon, EX4 3EB, England

Travel Notes

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction

Nearest Train Station

Exeter Central

Nearest Airport

Press & Awards


South West Bride 2018

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Try not to worry, as hard as it may be! Everything will come together in the end, and the little things will all fall into place - enjoy the buildup!

Describe your venue in 5 adjectives.

Historic, Unique, Characterful, Welcoming, Warm

Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The Door into the Great Hall provides a great backdrop for wedding photo's, but there are so many wonderful features of the building that lend themselves perfectly to unique and romantic photographic opportunities. One of my other favourites is the balcony in our Great Hall, you can get some lovely pictures of all your guests looking up at yourselves waving down.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Building itself! The Guildhall is over 800 years old and as soon as you step through the door the history and the grandeur of it welcomes you.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

How we go out of our way to make each wedding unique to the couple, we are so flexible as we want to ensure every couple has the most perfect wedding for them.
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