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Step into history and elegance at St Mary’s Guildhall:
A venue for unforgettable celebrations and corporate excellence


Discover the regal charm of St Mary’s Guildhall, a venue steeped in history, having hosted and even housed royal visitors over the years. Today, it stands as an opulent space for celebrations and a unique venue for corporate meetings and events. 

Whether you’re basking in the glow of a new engagement, celebrating the joy of an anniversary, revelling in the excitement of a birthday, anticipating the arrival of a little one with a baby shower, or enjoying the fun of an afternoon tea hen party, St Mary’s Guildhall is the perfect canvas to paint your special moments. 

 For corporate gatherings, our venue offers a distinguished backdrop, seamlessly blending historic allure with modern functionality. Host productive meetings, workshops, or conferences in our unique spaces, ensuring a memorable and productive experience for your team. Elevate your special occasions or corporate events with our versatile celebration packages, ranging from intimate daytime afternoon tea for 10 to grand dinner and disco affairs for up to 110 guests in The Great Hall. Ready to transform your celebrations and corporate functions into extraordinary experiences?  

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Where history meets happily ever after

Experience a one-of-a-kind wedding or events venue right in the heart of Coventry city center at the historic St Mary’s Guildhall. This venue offers an enchanting setting for weddings or special events, steeped in centuries of history.

With its rich 14th-century heritage, St. Mary’s Guildhall provides a captivating backdrop for couples looking to exchange vows in a unique atmosphere of timeless romance. Host your wedding for up to 110 guests in the stunning great hall or choose intimate celebrations within the atmospheric Tales of Tea restaurant.

Create unforgettable memories on your special day in our spectacular historical venue, situated in the heart of Coventry’s Cathedral Quarter. Reach out to our dedicated Weddings and Events team to discuss and plan your celebration at St Mary’s Guildhall.

 

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Small corporate meetings

Looking to host a corporate meeting? Encapsulated in rich history and heritage, St Mary’s offers a memorable visit that will leave a lasting impression, St Mary’s Guildhall has a variety of available meeting rooms for hire in Coventry.

From the Fullers room which is ideal for interviews, to the Drapers room, which is suitable for small group conferences and lunches.

The Fullers’ Room overlooks the cobbles of Bayley Lane and the ruins of St. Michael’s, Coventry’s second cathedral, which was demolished during the 1940 blitz. 

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Large corporate events

Leave an impression when you host a corporate event at St Mary’s Guildhall. We have large venues, such as the Great Hall and Undercroft, that can accommodate Christmas parties or award ceremonies so you can make the most of your event.

The Great Hall, which was first built in the 1340s, was the merchant guild’s primary ceremonial, meeting, and banqueting hall.

Lying directly beneath the Great Hall, the Undercroft was formerly used to store gunpowder during the Civil War and features stunning sandstone pillars that serve as a wonderful backdrop. This works well as a cocktail reception in conjunction with the Great Hall.

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Travel advice and FAQs

Being centrally located, there is some lovely accommodation in the surrounding area. For quaint cottages and refurbished medieval buildings, Historic Coventry Stays offer spectacular stays in the heart of Coventry just a stone’s throw from the Guildhall, meaning guests can walk back after an event. Alternatively, guests can book a stay at Coombe Abbey Hotel, located 20 minutes away.

If you’re planning a trip to St Mary’s Guildhall by car, you can park in the city centre at a variety of available car parks. The closest ones are; Salt Lane Multi-Storey, or Grove Street surface car park. For further details please visit Parking – Coventry City Council.

Whether you’re travelling by bus, coach, or train, St Mary’s Guildhall is centrally located in Coventry city centre so is nearby to public transport. 

The following buses; 11, 55, U12, X1, and X18, all have stops nearby. If arriving by train, Coventry Station is just a short 13 minute walk to the Guildhall. There is various parking in the city around the Cathedral or the Herbet for people arriving by coach. For disabled guests, there is a drop off location along Priory Road where coaches can park.

Located in the heart of Coventry’s Cathedral Quarter, St Mary’s Guildhall is in a prime location so is ideal for arriving on foot for those who are either living or have accommodation within the centre.

As well as the Guildhall, there are many things to see and do around the City of Culture 2021. This includes the historic Coventry Cathedral and Holy Trinity Church. For cultural visits, watch a show at the Belgrade Theatre or wander to Drapers Hall, for an intimate music venue. Explore The Herbert Art Gallery & Museum and Coventry Transport Museum to tell the story of Coventry through a selection of exhibitions. If you’re looking for something to entertain the whole family, take the children to The Wave, Coventry’s award-winning indoor waterpark. 

If you’re looking to explore the hidden gems of Coventry, go the extra distance to enjoy a trip out to the eclectic FarGo Village, showcasing a range of independent businesses from craft beers, arts, and vintage stalls. Take a stroll down to the Canal Basin or wander around the medieval Spon Street, home to a row of Tudor properties dating back as early as the 12th century. To discover the musical history of the city, a visit to The Coventry Music Museum is a must. Whatever you choose to visit in Coventry, enjoy everything the City of Culture has to offer.

For COVID-19 guidance & advice, please visit gov.uk. We are following all government recommendations and will revise rules in line with announcements. We cannot enforce social distancing but we ask that you are conscientious.

Yes, we have toilet and baby changing facilities on the ground floor located opposite the Cloisters.

A ‘must see’ in Coventry

“A big thank you for yesterday’s tour of the Guildhall. Not only is the Guildhall magnificently restored and incredibly interesting, your enthusiasm, knowledge and warm welcome added so much. I felt like a VIP. I would recommend a tour of the Guildhall with a knowledgeable guide as a ‘must see’ in Coventry; it illustrates so much about Coventry’s heritage and adds a dimension well beyond Coventry’s leading role in motor manufacturing.”

– Terry Gillen

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Why choose the Guildhall for your events?

The finest Guildhall in the country

Discover one of the country’s most unique and stunning Guildhalls, standing tall after surviving some of the most significant moments in Britain’s history. Accommodating both intimate and larger events, the Guildhall gives flexibility when planning an event or party.

Quality food and service

Experience excellent service and premium food crafted by talented chefs inherited from the expertise of Coombe Abbey. Perfect for any special occasion or important event, impress your guests with standout catering.

Romantic and unique historical setting

For those looking for something different, whether it’s to celebrate a special occasion, take visitors for a treat, or to host a corporate meeting, St Mary’s Guildhall doesn’t require dressing to make it impressive.

Centrally located within Coventry City Centre

Whether you’re looking for room hire in Coventry, the perfect Guildhall wedding venue or to step into history for your events, find us nestled in the winding lanes of Coventry’s centrally located Cathedral Quarter.

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Please note: the Guildhall will be closed on 17th July, for a private event. The Tales of Tea restaurant will remain open during this time. Please note on Saturday 13th July we are having a Wedding Open Day and on 18th July we are holding a Corporate Open Day. During these days we are not open for guided tours or the standard visitor entry. Follow the learn more tab to register to attend the Wedding Open Day. On 3rd August the Guildhall & the Tales of Tea restaurant will be closed for a private event.
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