Great Yarmouth’s beautifully refurbished Victorian Town Hall on Hall Quay is the perfect location for civil ceremonies or wedding receptions, and can also cater for all sorts of parties and celebrations.
Built between 1878 and 1882 next to historic South Quay and officially opened by the Prince of Wales in 1882, the red brick and sandstone Renaissance-style structure has been a focal point for the borough ever since and is the town’s most prestigious and elegant venue, ideal for civil ceremonies, weddings, events and functions.
The Town Hall has a choice of four beautifully decorated function rooms licensed for civil ceremonies and also available to hire for meetings, conferences, special occasions, parties and wedding receptions. These high vaulted, airy, beautifully decorated rooms can each seat a different number of guests and are all perfectly suited to the occasion.
Heritage paint colours are used throughout to make the most of the building’s original features, the splendid oak panelling is polished to perfection, glorious floorboards and traditional tile floors have been exposed and there are several wonderful oil paintings displayed in gilt frames positioned on the walls which add to the sense of history. Special mention must also go to the stained glass windows between the newly revealed central Atrium and the grand oak panelled staircase, another key feature of this building. Depicting flowers and fruits, these original works of art given a lovely light to the main reception area.
Prospective brides and grooms who contact Great Yarmouth registry office will have the choice of getting married in Great Yarmouth library or in the graceful Rambouillet Room at the Town Hall overlooking Hall Quay for a small additional fee. Named for Great Yarmouth’s French twin town, this lovely room seats 30 guests and has a wide window with beautiful views over former merchants’ houses along the quayside.
There are however several other rooms of different sizes at the Town Hall which couples can also choose to use for their marriage ceremony.
The stunning high vaulted, wood panelled Assembly Room can seat 200 guests for a wedding ceremony, but is perhaps better suited as a wedding reception or party venue. The Assembly Room stretches the full length of the Town Hall with views over South Quay and has a full catering kitchen and an integral bar, as well as an optional dance floor, ideal for wedding breakfasts as well as for conferences, corporate events or parties.
Just next door and catering for up to 50 guests, the tranquil Supper Room at the top of the Town Hall’s grand curving staircase could be the venue for a civil ceremony or used as a slightly smaller and more intimate function room for a wedding breakfast or drinks reception.
For something completely different, you could consider the historic Council Chamber on the first floor which can seat 70 guests and also has the benefit of a hearing loop system. Perhaps better suited for debates, some couples have nonetheless chosen this most historic of rooms for their special day.
The central Atrium with newly revealed glass roof used in conjunction with the Town Hall foyer is ideally suited for refreshments or a champagne reception for the wedding party and guests after the nuptials have taken place, using the grand staircase with its stained glass windows as the most perfect of backdrops for some stunning post-ceremony photographs. Photographs can also be taken just outside the Town Hall near the beautifully planted flowers beds.
Great Yarmouth Town Hall is available any day of the week for a civil ceremony or wedding reception.
Should you wish to hold your wedding breakfast or reception at the Town Hall, we would be happy to discuss any catering requirements for your day with our experienced preferred external caterers. A range of options are available, from hot or cold buffet meals to seated meals with two, three or more courses. Bar facilities are also available.
If you would like more information, prices, to arrange a tour of the rooms available to hire or to discuss options for your civil ceremony, wedding ceremony or wedding reception, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our events team.
Our grand Assembly Room - 200 people seated for ceremony
Supper Room - 70 people seated for ceremony
Rambouillet Room - 30 people seated for ceremony
Council Chamber - 70 people seated for ceremony
Atrium - perfect for an after ceremony champagne reception.
Disabled access & natural daylight to all rooms.
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On arrival in Great yarmouth, follow signs for historic South Quay. The Great Yarmouth Town Hall is on the right on Hall Quay just before South Quay.
Alight the train and leave the railway station following signs for the town centre. The Town Hall is on the riverside.
: 1 mile from Great Yarmouth station
- Disabled access
- Disabled toilets
- Accepts groups
- Mobile phone coverage
- Children welcome
- Venue approved for civil marriage
- Wedding receptions
- Sole use of venue