The Charles Gray Room

The Charles Gray Room

Named after Charles Gray himself…

…the Charles Gray Room is our most popular private space within the Museum to hold a Wedding Breakfast. It comfortably holds up to 80 guests seated, making it an appealing and intimate space to spend time with your family and friends.

Usually a Top Table sits in front of a beautiful ornate wooden mantelpiece which dates back to the 1600s. Directly opposite the fireplace are three large doors which can also be opened to offer a vista over the museum galleries while you eat or dance the night away.

Details

The Charles Gray room is located on the top floor of the Castle…

…next door to the Chapel and can be accessed by the staircase. Alternatively we have two lifts in the Castle which stop at the top floor. Toilets are located on the ground floor.

The Castle is fully accessible on the ground floor which is also where the disabled toilets are located. There is also Blue Badge parking nearby.

 

The Moot Hall

The Council Chamber

The Mayoral Suite

The Community Room

The Chapel

The Charles Gray Room

The Summer House

Marquees

Charter Hall

Venue

The Town Hall

The Town Hall

The Town Hall

The Town Hall

The Castle

The Castle

Castle Park

Castle Park

Charter Hall

Outdoor Licence

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Ceremony

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Wedding Breakfast

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Evening Reception

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Marquees/Tents

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Accommodation

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Entertainment Licence

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Alcohol Licence

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Guests

                 

Ceremony

300

70

85 – 100*

45

80

80

84

N/a

N/a

Breakfast

160 – 200*

N/a

40 – 56*

N/a

80

80

N/a

300*

700*

Reception

200

N/a

50 – 70*

N/a

200*

200*

N/a

300*

700*

 

The Moot Hall

The Council Chamber

The Mayoral Suite

The Community Room

The Chapel

The Charles Gray Room

The Summer House

Marquees

Charter Hall

Seated Meal

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Buffet Meal

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Toilets

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Baby Changing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Disabled Facilities

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Changing Rooms

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

No

No

Extra

Gardens

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Balcony

Restricted**

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Car Park

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Dance Floor

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Sound System

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Confetti***

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

The Moot Hall

The Council Chamber

The Mayoral Suite

The Community Room

The Chapel

The Charles Gray Room

The Summer House

Marquees

Charter Hall

Hire of Registrars

Extra

Extra

Extra

Included

Extra

Extra

Extra

N/a

N/a

In House Catering

Extra

No

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

N/a

Extra

Extra

DJ

Extra

No

No

No

Extra

N/a

N/a

Extra

Extra

Wedding Co-ordinator

Included

Included

Included

No

Included

Included

Included

Included

Yes

Toastmaster

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Photography

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Venue Styling

Extra

Extra

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Car/Transport

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Magician

Extra

Extra

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Cake

Extra

No

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Flowers

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Red Carpet Entrance

Included

Included

Included

No

Extra

Extra

N/a

Extra

Extra

Venue

                 

Facilities

                 

Services

                 

Outdoor Licence

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

No

Seated Meal

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Hire of Registrars

Extra

Extra

Extra

Included

Extra

Extra

Extra

N/a

N/a

Ceremony

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

Buffet Meal

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

In House Catering

Extra

No

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

N/a

Extra

Extra

Wedding Breakfast

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Toilets

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

DJ

Extra

No

No

No

Extra

N/a

N/a

Extra

Extra

Evening Reception

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Baby Changing

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Wedding Co-ordinator

Included

Included

Included

No

Included

Included

Included

Included

Included

Marquees/Tents

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Disabled Facilities

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Toastmaster

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Accommodation

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Changing Rooms

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

No

No

Extra

Photography

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Entertainment Licence

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Gardens

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Venue Styling

Extra

Extra

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Alcohol Licence

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Balcony

Restricted**

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

Car/Transport

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Guests

                 

Car Park

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Magician

Extra

Extra

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Ceremony

300

70

85 – 100*

45

80

80

84

N/a

N/a

Dance Floor

Yes

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Yes

Yes

Cake

Extra

No

Extra

No

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Breakfast

160 – 200*

N/a

40 – 56*

N/a

80

80

N/a

300*

700*

Sound System

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Flowers

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Extra

Reception

200

N/a

50 – 70*

N/a

200*

200*

N/a

300*

700*

Confetti***

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Red Carpet Entrance

Included

Included

Included

No

Extra

Extra

N/a

Extra

Extra

*Guest numbers dependant on layout

***Dried petal confetti outside only, in certain places

Prices

Ceremonies

Charles Gray Room
Prices from

£475

Breakfasts & Ceremonies

Charles Gray Room
Prices from

£1395

Breakfasts & Ceremonies

Including the Chapel
Prices from

£2500

Price includes use of our PA system, and access around the Castle during your hire time for any photographs. Price is subject to VAT.

Customise your special day with our tailor made prices – just enter a few details to see how competitive we are.

We wanted a unique and fun setting to hold our wedding, and Colchester Castle fit the bill perfectly. The gorgeous ceremony space felt intimate and looked stunning even with very little decoration. We used the adjacent Charles Gray Room for our meal and we loved that we could open the large doors for a view out over the museum gallery while we ate. This also meant that guests arriving for the evening reception could listen to the speeches and not feel left out.

After our meal, the ceremony room was transformed into a dance floor and bar which comfortably fit our 150 guests. As we had free reign of the museum it meant guests really got into learning about the history of the castle – with several of them getting their hands on the dressing up box – this was fantastic as it meant that there were no ‘lulls’ in the day – there was always something to keep everyone entertained.

Finally, the wonderful, and knowledgeable staff at the museum truly pulled out all the stops to ensure the day ran as smoothly as possible and we had a perfect first day as Mr and Mrs Lewis.

Jack and Caroline Lewis