Begin your Happy Ever After in the Heart of Historic Colchester
From the fairytale splendour of Colchester Castle to the Edwardian glamour of the Town Hall, Colchester is home to the most romantic and historic wedding venues. Whether you are planning an intimate gathering, or a lavish celebration, our choice of breath-taking spaces in the heart of Colchester will provide the perfect setting for your special day. Let your imagination unfurl. We pride ourselves on allowing you to mix and match our beautiful spaces to create your ideal wedding day. Why not hold your wedding ceremony at the Castle followed by your reception at the Town Hall? Whatever your tastes, or budget, we’ll help make your wedding day dreams come true.
THE TOWN HALL
The Town Hall is a jewel in Colchester’s crown. From its prominent town centre location, this magnificent Baroque structure with its Victorian tower and statue of St Helena, Colchester’s patron saint, dominates the town. Bursting with old-fashioned glamour, the Town Hall’s opulent interiors are fully licenced for ceremonies and receptions, offering style and grandeur for all occasions.
Our outstanding function rooms are all beautifully decorated with ornate and original features such as stained-glass windows, oil paintings and murals, and are still used for their original purpose today including Mayoral and Civic events. The building boasts a rich heritage and couples are guaranteed to make a grand red carpet entrance from the moment they step inside.
The perfect venue for...
Vast choice of caterers
Fulfil Your Dreams of an English Castle Wedding!
At the grand, gated entrance of Castle Park lies Colchester Castle, one of England’s most important heritage sites. Built on the foundations of the Temple of Claudius, at a time when Colchester was the first Roman capital of Britain, this is one of Colchester’s most unique and awe-inspiring wedding
Whether you choose a large celebration or a small and intimate wedding with family and close friends, this historic venue creates the perfect backdrop to your big day. Make your choice of the Charles Gray Room, The Chapel, and the Secret Chapel (rooftop location) - three unique and romantic spaces, filled with light and charm.
By night the venue becomes exclusively yours. Friends and family will be transported through time as you explore the historic archways and chambers, soaking up thousands of years of history and culture.
The perfect venue for...
20 – 150 guests
Exclusive, traditional weddings
Full catering services offered
At Charter Hall, we are proud to present one of the largest venues in the county. A popular choice for
clientele from far and wide and a favourite for large, multicultural weddings.
The extensive rooms are extremely versatile and easily transformed to turn your dreams into reality.
The two main rooms can be combined to guarantee seating for up to 700 guests, with the flexibility to
segregate for smaller gatherings.
The facilities at Charter Hall are second to none with advanced AV equipment and ample decorative
opportunities, plus there are over 500 car parking spaces at the venue.
The perfect venue for…
Large wedding parties of up to 500 guests
Dry Hire options are available
With you every step of the way
Here at Colchester Weddings, we know how daunting planning a wedding can be. That’s why we take the time to get to know yourself and understand your dreams for your big day.
We are here to support you every step of the way – helping you select the perfect venue for your ceremony, wedding breakfast, reception or party; and guiding you on the caterers, photographers, venue decorators, florists and DJs who are best placed to fulfil your wedding needs.