The Shire Hall, Woodbridge

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Shire Hall is located in the historic heart of the pretty market town of Woodbridge in Suffolk. Steeped in hundreds of years of history, it is the idyllic venue for your wedding day.
Features & Capacity


Venue Type
Town Hall
Registry Office
Dining Capacity
Reception Capacity
Usual Access Time
09:00 AM
Usual Finish Time
05:00 PM

Ceremony & Reception

Wedding Licence
Confetti Permitted
Sound System Available


Grade I/II Listed Building
Disabled Access
On-Site Parking
In-House Wedding Coordinator
Full Description
The Shire Hall is a Grade 1 listed building built by Thomas Seckford in 1575. After various guises as a Corn Exchange, Jail, Museum and Magistrates Court, the building is now home to Woodbridge Town Council. The hall is uniquely located within the centre of Woodbridge, surrounded by traditional buildings, pubs and restaurants, a perfect place for your guests to gather for a celebratory drink before and after the wedding ceremony. Make your grand entrance up the large stone steps into the tastefully decorated Council Chamber which compliments the historic hall's stunning features. The Council Chamber can seat up to 69 people, including the bridal couple and wedding team of 3 (64 guests in total). We can supply a Bluetooth soundbar and Wi-Fi access is available or why not have a couple of musicians to play your favourite songs. Outside the front of The Shire Hall the property has a cobbled courtyard for your guests to gather before and after, which leads to the grand stone steps and displaying the large black wrought iron stairs curving around the front of the large double doored entrance and features a balcony at the top overlooking the breath-taking view of the beautiful historic town, which is the perfect picturesque place to take those memorable photographs. At the rear of the building off road parking is available for a wedding car for the bridal couple to arrive and depart in and also for any elderly relatives or guests with disabilities for easy access.

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Lorienn Graves
Please feel free to call us to check availability - 01394 383599, or email [email protected]


No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
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Location & Contact Details


Market Hill, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 4LP, England

Travel Notes

Easy access from A14 and A12

Nearest Town


Nearest Motorway & Junction


Nearest Train Station


Nearest Airport

Stanstead or Norwich

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Where’s the best photo spot at your venue?

The wrought iron stairs and balcony at the front of the Shire Hall.

What is your venue's most unique feature?

The Shire Hall which stands proudly in Market Hill of Woodbridge.

What part of your business are you most proud of?

Our happy team!