St. Mary's Guildhall offers a choice of distinctive and versatile rooms, each with a unique history and atmosphere, and with a range of capacities to suit your needs. Three of the venues - the Great Hall, the Undercroft and the Drapers' Room - are licensed for civil ceremonies.
The Great Hall
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.
Beneath the Great Hall is the atmospheric undercroft with its magnificent vaulted roof.
The Drapers' Room
Built in 1340-42 as part of the Guildhall's Gatehouse, this fine room actually takes its name from an adjoining chamber, which was leased as a meeting room by the Drapers' Company in the 16th and 17th centuries.
The Mercers' Room
The Mercers' Room formed part of the Guildhall's Gatehouse, (built 1340-42), although by the early 15th century it was in private occupation, with its own entrance (since blocked) from the street.
The Fullers' Room
The Fullers' Room lies within an extension to St. Mary's Guildhall, added in the mid 19th century to provide additional accommodation for the City Council.
The Tanners' Suite
The Tanners' Room forms part of an extension to St. Mary's Guildhall, added in the mid 19th century to provide more office accommodation for the City Council.
This distinctive heavily beamed room was used as a central store for Coventry armour at times of unrest.
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