St. Mary’s Guildhall

(13 reviews) 13 5
Bayley Lane Coventry West Midlands CV1 5RN
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About St. Mary’s Guildhall

Bayley Lane, Coventry
West Midlands, CV1 5RN

Imagine walking down the aisle in a medieval Great Hall, or sitting down to your wedding banquet where Shakespeare has performed, and where Kings and Queens have feasted in centuries past. We invite you to experience the magic of St. Mary’s Guildhall and to become one of the many delighted couples who have chosen this unique historic venue for their special day. 

Civil ceremonies can be held in a choice of three historic rooms of differing sizes, each with its own character to create just the right atmosphere, whilst a range of versatile venues, from the vaulted Undercroft to the magnificent Great Hall, are available for wedding breakfasts and receptions, with capacity for up to 180 guests. The picturesque courtyard makes a fine setting for welcome drinks and photographs, whilst the Great Hall includes a permanent raised stage for top table and entertainments.  Arrangements can even be made for bells to be rung from the neighbouring cathedral spire!

With considerable experience in delivering wonderful weddings and high profile events, our friendly team will guide you through every step, providing an exceptionally personal service to ensure your wedding day meets and exceeds all expectations.

Contact us to arrange a visit or to find out more, we’d be delighted to hear from you.

• So much more than a room - a unique and enchanting historic setting for your special day • Available for your full wedding day, or for a ceremony only in one of three distinctive ceremony venues • A friendly, dedicated and experienced team to guide you through every step • Prestigious city centre location within walking distance of city hotels and transport hubs • Extensive menu and wine options, or freedom to discuss a bespoke catering package • Special offers and late availability deals

Facilities at St. Mary’s Guildhall

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Capacity :
Less than 30 guests
30 to 50 guests
50 to 75 guests
75 to 100 guests
100 to 150 guests
150 to 250 guests
Other Features :
Disabled Facilities

St. Mary’s Guildhall Reviews (13)

The most amazing day
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By Becky and Mickael, on 03 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 24 Nov 2018

I just wanted to take the time to thank you for all of your hard work and help involved in organising our wedding last Saturday. We had the most amazing day, the setting was perfect, the food was fantastic and the rain held off too. All in all everybody had a great time! I wanted to thank also the catering team who were really helpful from start to finish, I never expected the day to run so smoothly!

Better than we could have ever imagined
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By Martyn and Stuart, on 03 Dec 2018Date of Wedding - 17 Aug 2018

We wanted to say a huge thank you to you and your whole team at the Guildhall. Our wedding was better than we could have ever imagined. The day went off without a hitch and we couldn't have asked for anything more.

So special
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By Jayde and Jon, on 03 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 01 Apr 2017

The team at St. Mary's Guildhall made our wedding day so special. Everything ran perfectly and the staff in attendance were really lovely and helpful. Everyone who attended was full of compliments about the venue.

Perfect in every way
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By Kelly and Matthew Elms, on 03 Aug 2017Date of Wedding - 25 Feb 2017

We had such an amazing day. The staff went the extra mile to ensure everything was just how we imagined. Everyone commented on the amazing food (especially the sausages which were out of this world!!)

Stunning Historical City venue
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By Sian & Darren McCabe, on 26 Jun 2016

We had our wedding and reception in the Great Hall. We would thoroughly recommend St Mary's Guildhall for a wedding. The Great Hall is breathtaking and the photos do not do it justice. There were no hidden costs and all the information was available online and cost are inclusive of VAT. Inclusive of the cost of reception we were able to use the atmospheric undercroft as a changeover area with its own bar. The staff were very friendly and helpful throughout from planning to the day itself. Most correspondence was done via email, which is useful as we live 2 hours drive away. They did a wonderful job of setting everything up and packing away for us which made our day very relaxed. They were flexible and able to accommodate our personal touches. The catering team were able to accommodate numerous dietary requirements with ease and the service was carried out with first class efficiency. We had lots of lovely comments from on guests about the venue itself, food and service. We couldn't imagine our day anywhere else

Perfect day
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By Annie and Thomas, on 04 Jun 2015

The venue was stunning, the food was delicious and on the day nothing was too much trouble. It was a perfect day

Truly wonderful
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By Ruth and Darren, on 04 Jun 2015

Our wedding day was truly wonderful. The staff were all so calm, organised and supportive. The Guildhall is a beautiful venue in a perfect location

Everything ran like clockwork
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By Cheryl Frost, on 04 Jun 2015

Everything ran like clockwork, the wedding was so just so beautoful, and verybody was stunned buy the beauty of the venue

A massive thank you
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By Jo and Nick, on 04 Jun 2015

The day went so smoothly, the food was amazing and it was just perfect. Everyone was blowmn away by the venue and all loved the food

Fantastic venue, we couldn't fault it. Excellent day!.
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By Carol & Tom, on 20 Oct 2007

Wedding 25th August 2007 Excellent venue we couldn't have asked for anything more, nothing was too much trouble. The staff worked so hard and the food was excellent. A number of our guests came from Coventry and didn't know the venue existed - what a great find. Thank you for making our day so special. We would definately recommend this venue for weddings and other private functions.

Romantic setting for a perfect wedding day
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By Sarah & Ross Corby, on 02 Jul 2004

Very friendly and helpful staff, interior of crypt nearest thing to a church for non religious people. A very romantic setting, with cathedral bells ringing in the background.

Fantastic, couldn't fault it!!
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By Lorna Rukin, on 24 Jul 2003

This has to be the most amazing civil/ reception venue in Coventry. The 14th century building is unique and beautiful. Pefect for photos or you can use the cathedral ruins opposite if you get a permit (£25). The staff were very helpful and laidback about special requests and last minute number changes- candles, confetti all fine, no balloons!! The deposit was only £100, the expected food bill two weeks before and the remainder afterwards. The food was great, bar prices normal and overall cost was cheapest quote by a mile. Well placed for family & friends to go to the pub while you get photos done so no boring sitting around which makes weddings tiresome. We booked the main guildhall but also got use of the Crypt too for cake and coffee while they cleared the main room for the evening as they only book one wedding a day.

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