The Athenaeum is a beautiful and full of character Grade I listed building, located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds on Angel Hill, opposite to the Cathedral and Abbey Gardens.
The Georgian building, offers a number of exclusive spaces for your special day. The Ornate Ballroom is the perfect romantic setting for up to 180 people. If you are looking for more intimate option, our 1st floor Lounge and Reading Room will be perfect for you. During the summer months you can take advantage of the pretty surroundings and hold reception drinks and canapes in the nearby Rose Garden.
If you would like to hold your ceremony at the Athenaeum, the Old Billiard Room and four other rooms are licensed to hold civil weddings and partnerships and can accommodate from 4 to 200 guests.
Our knowledgeable wedding coordinator is on hand to organise your perfect day as well as suit your budget and requirements. Our dedicated team will look after all the details of your day and our chef will be happy to create a delicious wedding breakfast for you and your guests. We have a range of wedding packages available at The Athenaeum, however we can also provide you with a bespoke quote tailored to your requirements and budget.
We are next door to the beautiful Angel Hotel and have preferential rates available with them; alternatively you can choose the Premier Inn within walking distance.