The Athenaeum

(2 reviews) 2 5
Angel Hill Town Centre Bury St Edmunds Suffolk IP33 1LU
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About The Athenaeum

Angel Hill, Town Centre, Bury St Edmunds
Suffolk, IP33 1LU

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.

• Ornate Ballroom can hold up to 160 guests • Drinks and canapes reception available in the Rose Gardens • Licensed for civil ceremonies for up to 200 guests • Dedicated wedding co-ordinator • In house catering available from canapes to fine dining • Bespoke quotation tailored to your budget and requirements

Facilities at The Athenaeum

Venue Type :
Civil Ceremony Licence
Exclusive Use
In the City
Evening Entertainment :
Evening Reception Facilities
Dance Floor
Entertainment Licence
Live Band Facilities
DJ Facilities
Venue Staff Assistance :
Wedding Coordinator
Dining Options :
Seated Meal Facilities
Buffet Meal Facilities
In House Catering
Alcohol Licence
Corkage Option
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 :
Changing Room for Guests
Disabled Facilities
Car Parking

The Athenaeum Reviews (2)

Wedding 19.09.15 - fantastic!
Venue Service

By Emma & Rory Stark, on 22 Dec 2015

To Louise & The Athenaeum, We want to say a massive thank you for the being the venue for our Wedding on 19th Sept 2015! We fell in love with the Athenaeum the first time we saw it :) and we couldn't imagine our reception anywhere else! The ballroom is truly stunning and was perfect in every single way. Also being able to have the Reception drinks & canapés in the Rose Garden was great - especially as the weather was lovely on the day. Louise has been an amazing wedding coordinator from start to finish, talking through every detail with us and a great source of practical advice - nothing was too much trouble. The staff on the day were superb & professional, and it ran so smoothly. Thank you to you all for your amazing efforts to make our wedding day so special and unforgettable! Love Mr & Mrs Stark xxx

amazing location
Venue Service

By Georgina tarala, on 08 Oct 2014

We got married here in June, Very friendly staff amazing location right on the square with the Angel inn hotel pretty much next door and bury st Edmunds cathedral and gardens opposite. X

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