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The Great Hall

Function at the Guildhall

Function at the Guildhall

From the 'Cloister',  a carved 15th century staircase leads  to the magnificence of the medieval Great Hall. Angel musicians grace its timber roof, whilst portraits of past monarchs look down from the high walls.

A fine late 15th century stained glass window dominates one wall, bathing the hall in colourful light, and drawing one's attention to the incredible late 15th century tapestry below, one of the rarest and most important examples in the country.

The hall hosted King Henry VI's court during the Wars of the Roses, provided a stage for William Shakespeare and witnessed King James II being showered with custard.

The Great Hall provides a spectacular venue for wedding receptions, large private functions and conferences, its unique ambience providing a wealth of charm and character in one of the finest medieval guildhalls in England. The Great Hall also has full and free-of-charge Wi Fi access.

The Great Hall is licensed for civil ceremonies.