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On since 2022

Last update: May 2024

The Guildhall truly is an elegant wedding venue in Northampton, Northamptonshire, and is considered their best-kept secret. This unique, historic wedding venue was built during the height of the Gothic revival in 1864 and is one of the finest examples of Victorian architecture in Northamptonshire. So, if you're looking for character and grandeur, look no further than The Guildhall.

Facilities and Capacity

The magnificent, original décor provides a stunning backdrop to your day. The Guildhall can host a plethora of occasions such as wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, and receptions, and it has a number of distinctive rooms. This includes the courtyard and cloisters, which offer a delightful outdoor setting for summer evening parties. This venue could be the perfect location for your special day with its flexibility to provide an intimate ceremony for as few as four guests to a large celebration with 220. With this stunning property and an exceptional team of event coordinators, they will create a magical experience for you, your family, and friends.

Services Offered

The team at The Guildhall will take care of all the setup and clean-up of your event on the big day so that you can focus on celebrating with loved ones. Additionally, this venue offers catering services, including bar services and a variety of menus that you can customize to your personal preferences. You can choose between plated dinners or a buffet style. Tables, chairs, and linens are also available for every event, as well as a dance floor and DJ facilities. No matter what a couple's wedding vision is, The Guildhall is sure to deliver an unforgettable occasion.

Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Unusual weddings
In the city
Outdoor license
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities
In-house catering

Evening entertainment:

Dance floor
Entertainment licence
Live band facilities
Evening reception facilities
DJ facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Exclusive use
Accessible facilities
Car parking
Confetti permitted
Changing room for wedding guests
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Reviews for The Guildhall Northampton

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Becky Sent on 30/11/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Registry Office Wedding

We had a registration office wedding in the ceremony room and it exceeded all expectations! The registrars made it feel so relaxed and everyone had a good laugh when my husband answered too soon and she said it was great he was eager. The room was beautiful as we hadn’t really expected anything special in that regard, but it was a great start to the wedding celebrations.
Lauren B. Sent on 18/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful wedding venue

We had our wedding here in May in the council chamber upstairs. We were drawn to the venue due to the amazing architecture outside, and how different the rooms were to your typical wedding venues. We chose the council chamber as it was the right size for the number of guests we had, the staircase and hallway leading to it are stunning, and the chairs were great. I hate the typical office chairs with spandex covers, so absolutely loved the big leather thrones in the council chamber.
We met Caroline for a couple visits beforehand and she was extremely helpful. It was great that we had designated parking right outside for 3 cars, could send our music choices in advance and we dropped off a tablecloth for the centre table and a basket of confetti beforehand.
The photos after the ceremony outside the venue on the steps were beautiful.
They did have a ceremony in the registry office on the same day, but they tried their best for the two not to clash and for our guests to be totally separate. It didn't impact our photos outside at all, which was the only thing I was concerned about.
Overall I would recommend the Guildhall as a reasonably priced, different wedding venue. If you're having a lot of guests the Grand Hall would be wonderful too.
Anon Sent on 19/04/2018
5 out of 5 rating

...could not be happier...

We had an amazing day and could not be happier with the service we received. Thank you!
Anon Sent on 19/04/2018
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Thank you for making our wedding day memorable....

Thank you for making our wedding day memorable the people at the guildhall were friendly and helpful and would recommend getting married at guildhall to anyone
Soulfunk Sent on 03/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Best wedding Backdrop of any venue

Not only is this the best wedding Backdrop of any venue I've played in my band SoulMoFunk, but THE STAFF are absolutely GREAT.

From opening the rear loading doors to the stage at lunchtime to leaving just after 1:30am, every member of staff I spoke with was just so HELPFUL & SO OBLIGING.

If Bands Booked Venues for a Wedding, we would RECOMMEND THE GUILDHALL!...

Stunningly Beautiful. A privilege to play at this venue.

Thank you and Soulful Best Wishes from all at SoulFunk Band & The Honeyz
Nikki Sent on 03/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

The venue is pretty spectacular too.

Huge thank you to the most wonderful staff at Northampton Guildhall who were professional, efficient, warm and friendly and who made my wedding day wonderful. Thank you. The venue is pretty spectacular too.
Nicki Sent on 03/07/2017
5 out of 5 rating

Fantastic Venue

What a fantastic venue, thank you for making our day so special! Ian & Katherine were amazing.....
Anonymous Sent on 14/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

A beautiful venue with great staff!

Thank you for making our wedding day so special. You were all so helpful in the planning and organising both before and on the day. Everything was just perfect and we wanted you to know how much we appreciated your efforts.
A beautiful venue with great staff!
Lisa Sent on 14/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Special day at the Guildhall

Thank you so much for making our day so special at the Guildhall. We had so many compliments about the venue and staffing!
Anonymous Sent on 08/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

stunning and beautiful

My husband took one look at the hall and said we are having our wedding here. It is stunning and beautiful also the historical pictures are wonderful. The staff were so kind and curious even after the wedding when we picked up our gifts etc the Monday after xx
Anonymous Sent on 08/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Chambers room had the perfect gothic look

My parents were married there, and the Chambers room had the perfect Gothic look for our wedding theme.
Anonymous Sent on 08/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

how beautiful the building was

It was because how beautiful the building was and the first person who showed us round was very nice and friendly. We also thought it would be good that every time we go to Northampton after we can go past it we can say that’s where we got married.”
Anonymous Sent on 08/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

amazing building!

We needed a venue that could accommodate up to 250 guests of all ages and that was central and attractive. The Guildhall ticked all these boxes. The amazing building!
Anonymous Sent on 08/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

The building itself was also fabulous and made gre

The size of the venue meant we could have a civil ceremony with all of our guests (we didn't have evening guests). We didn't want a church wedding and the choice of nonreligious venues that are big enough for 120 people are few and far between. The building itself was also fabulous and made great photos!
Anonymous Sent on 08/01/2015
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect service.

Couldn't fault the venue or the staff. Everybody we dealt with were extremely helpful, organised, professional and made the whole experience stress free and easy. Perfect
service. Would recommend to anyone.”
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