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.

This room is ideal for dinners and wedding breakfasts:
80 guests for a ceremony
80 guests for a wedding breakfast
200 guests for an evening reception when combined with the Chapel only as no dancing is permitted in this suite

 

Hire this Venue

Ceremonies

Prices from

£475

Charles Gray Room Only

Speak to one of our team who will be happy to talk through your requirements

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

Breakfasts & Receptions

Prices from

£1395

Charles Gray Room Only

Speak to one of our team who will be happy to talk through your requirements

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

Breakfasts & Receptions

Prices from

£2500

Chapel and Charles Gray Room

Speak to one of our team who will be happy to talk through your requirements

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

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. To access the first floor, there are two functioning lifts situated on the ground floor. There is also Blue Badge parking nearby.

In House Catering: Yes

Evening Reception Facilities: No

Entertainment License: No

Alcohol License: Yes

Venue: Historic

Civil Ceremony Licence: Yes

Seated Meal Facilities: Yes

Buffet Meal Facilities: Yes

Dance Floor: No

Biodegradable Confetti Permitted Outside: Yes

Disabled Facilities: Yes

Car Parking: No

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We wanted a unique and fun setting to hold our wedding in March 2016, 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

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