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The Guildhall is a unique wedding venue near many beautiful beaches in the centre of St Ives, Cornwall. The team offers complete flexibility for your milestone occasion, whether dreaming of an elopement, a special ceremony only, or a full day of celebrations. The friendly staff will be on hand to support your planning from enquiry right through to the big day.

Facilities and Capacity

Completed in 1939, the historic building has unique features and beautiful artwork. Three gorgeous rooms are available: The Mayor's Parlour, The Council Chamber, and the Balcony Room. Small and perfectly formed, the Parlour has a capacity of 12 loved ones for a micro wedding. Ideal for intimate soirees and elopements, the venue can even provide witnesses. The Balcony Room can host up to 20 guests and boasts huge windows letting in the light St Ives is famous for. The Council Chamber seats up to 60 guests for a ceremony. The wood-panelled room is a beautiful blank canvas for your ceremony. Couples can also avail of the stunning Island Chapel, perfect for blessings, vow renewals, and other special events, standing on the iconic Island in St Ives, with uninterrupted views over the Cornish coast. This can be booked alone or for a blessing following your ceremony at the Guildhall.

Services Offered

All three ceremony and reception rooms are licensed for civil ceremonies. The rooms can be booked individually for a ceremony or combined to create the day you want. Whatever you are looking for, be it a ceremony, drinks reception, afternoon tea or celebrations in the evening, the staff can accommodate your plans. The friendly team at the Guildhall are waiting to help you plan an unforgettable day. Whether you know exactly what you want or are just forming ideas, they will assist you.


St Ives is a picturesque and much loved Cornish town. Bursting with history, restaurants, unique shops and galleries. The beaches are hard to beat. Porthminster, Porthgwidden, and Porthmeor are all a short walk from the Guildhall and provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.

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Frequently asked questions

Venue type:

Coastal weddings
Unusual weddings
Unique weddings

Ceremony options:

Civil ceremony licence

Dining options:

Seated meal facilities
Corkage option
Private catering allowed
Alcohol licence
Buffet meal facilities

Evening entertainment:

Entertainment licence
Evening reception facilities

Venue staff assistance:

Wedding coordinator

Other features:

Accessible facilities
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The Guildhall, Street-an-Pol TR26 2DS St. Ives (Cornwall)
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