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If you’re looking for historic wedding venues in Exeter, look no further than the Guildhall. Situated in the heart of Exeter, this more than 800 year old building is an unmistakable piece of Exeter’s history. Having received royalty and dignitaries, your wedding can now be added to the list!

With rooms filled with Exeter’s storied past, the Guildhall’s grandeur and elegance make the ideal setting for weddings and civil partnerships. As you walk through the large oak doors and into the lavish Great Hall, with its majestic brass chandelier and intricate panelling, your ceremony will have an unbridled air of romance.

The Great Hall is ideal for large bridal parties, and can accommodate up to 75 guests to see you say ‘I do’, where Lord Mayors have been elected; Members of Parliament have been chosen and Honorary Aldermen were appointed. However, if you are in search of a more intimate affair, why not walk down the aisle of the Jury Room. Able to accommodate up to 35 guests, it is the perfect marriage of intimacy and opulence, still giving a regal ambience while allowing you to be surrounded by only your very nearest and dearest.

What’s more, once you’ve exchanged vows, the Guildhall has countless breath-taking backdrops for your wedding photos. Truly the ideal location for you to host your wedding ceremony. 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 choose one of Exeter’s most historic buildings for your wedding venue.

  • Located in the heart of Exeter, the Guildhall is an icon of the city
  • Historic venue with a storied past dating back more than 800 years, now you can add your wedding to the history books!
  • Stunning interior with beautiful backdrops ideal for your wedding photos
  • The Great Hall can accommodate up to 75 guests, ideal for a larger ceremony
  • Alternatively, if you would prefer a more intimate ceremony, you could say 'I do' in the Jury Room in front of up to 35 guests
  • Great transport links to the rest of Devon
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Venue type:

In the city

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Corkage option
Alcohol licence

Venue staff assistance:

Master of ceremonies/toastmaster
Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
Changing room for wedding guests
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Anon Sent on 04/06/2018
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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
Bamforth Sent on 26/04/2018
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What a fantastic service, Abbie is professional, friendly and reliable. Her 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.
Anonymous Sent on 22/06/2018
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Intimate Jury Room Wedding

The Jury Room was the perfect venue for us, with just 16 participants and guests. The Oak panelled walls adorned with the portraits of past City dignitaries created a historic feeling to the proceedings, while the ceremony was relaxed and intimate. The booking procedure was easy and the staff were friendly and helpful, so we can recommend the Guildhall for your Civil Ceremony.
Annon Sent on 26/04/2018
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Thank you very much for an excellent worry-free ceremony in The Great Hall.
All the staff were lovely and ran things smoothly.
We could visit previously to drop off our drinks and music.
It was very helpful that someone played our music for us and our drinks were served. The room was arranged and chairs were put out for us.
The high ceiling, beams and stained glass window are beautiful.
All phone and email contact was pleasant and gave us all the information we needed.
It’s so hard to find a ceremony venue if you don’t want a religious wedding or a hotel so this was the perfect place.
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Exeter Guildhall Real Weddings

Sarah & Danny
10 photos · 01/08/2010


High Street EX4 3EB Exeter (Devon)
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