Bath glorious Bath! The impressive Guildhall in Bath is steeped in history and is situated in the heart of the action. Built by Thomas Baldwin in 1775, the Guildhall has been a stunning location for all manner of weddings, corporate and private events. It continues to house the Register Office and is the perfect venue for a Bath wedding. The guildhall is open throughout the week for enquiries. You can find opening times and contact details at the bottom of this page.
The Guildhall has plenty of choice for your wedding ceremony with 3 beautiful rooms to choose from. The Abbey View room, Alkmaar room and the Russell room. Or, for the ultimate intimate wedding with just you and your witnesses, you could book the register office for just £46. A budget wedding but certainly not a budget location! Have you thought about getting married here and then using a local celebrant such The difference a day makes to enable you to get “married” in front of your guests anywhere you like with a truly personal service?
Bath Guildhall Abbey View room
Natalie and Dean chose to marry in the Abbey View room. It’s situated in the south end of the Guildhall and has a unique and charming view of the elegant Bath Abbey with those trademark arched windows flood the room with light. Their day was filled with much love and laughter and being in the heart of Bath ensured that they could take the most of this dynamic and historic city.
The ceremony room has seating for 23 guests, including your two witnesses. It’s a beautifully intimate setting for close family and friends with a light and airy feel.
The Bath Guildhall and its surrounding area has plenty of opportunities for beautiful wedding photography and videography. Couples can take advantage of the Mayor’s sweeping marble staircase before leaving the building. Once you’ve left the Guildhall, you have parade gardens across the road, Bath Abbey practically on the doorstep and the stunning river Avon running under Pultney bridge and down the weir, you’ll never be short of stunning backdrops.
One of the many wonderful things about choosing the Guildhall for your wedding is that there are so many great places near by to have your wedding breakfast, from steakhouses to trendy cocktail bars and swanky restaurants. Miller and Carter was the wonderful venue for Natalie and Dean to celebrate with their families with its private function room. With everything in easy walking distance, Bath Guildhall is a perfect choice for a wedding any time of the year.
Bath Guildhall Alkmaar Room
The beautifully refurbished Alkmaar Room is a grand and impressive setting for your ceremony. With wood panelling and traditional seating for 118 guests, it’s a room to remember. It was in the Alkmaar room that we filmed Vicky and Pauls wedding. Not put off by the reduced guest numbers due to the pandemic, they forged ahead to celebrate their love in this striking room with a beautiful ceremony.
Bath Guildhall Russell room
The Russell Room in the Guildhall is a beautiful setting if you are looking for a small simple yet meaningful ceremony, with seating for 12 guests.
Bath Guildhall venue details
- Monday to Wednesday – 8:45am to 5pm
- Thursday – 9:30am to 5pm
- Friday – 8:45am to 4:30pm
- Saturday and Sunday – closed
- Register Office, £46
- Abbey View room, £310 to £370
- Alkmaar room, £420 to £450
- Russell room, £210 to £370
Now let’s be honest; Parking in Bath can be a nightmare, and an expensive one too!! Having parked in Bath many times for weddings, we have a couple of great suggestions for you. By far the easiest car park that’s really near by is Manvers street carpark. There’s no height restriction, the spaces are a reasonable size but it’s not a large carpark so you need to be there early on a weekends. If you are planning to be in Bath all day, want to be sure of a space, and don’t mind a slightly longer walk, try the Charlotte street carpark instead. It has loads of room and no height restriction, but you might want to wear flat shoes for the walk to the Guildhall!