Town Hall

Where your wedding memories are made…

Colchester Town Hall set in a popular town centre location is a beautiful and prestigious building rich with history and is the third Town Hall to have been built on this site. The first Town Hall, known as the Moot Hall, was built around 1160 and remained for 700 years.

The need for extensive accommodation was required after this time, and subsequently the Victorian Town Hall was completed in 1845. This design lasted but fifty years as again the Council had outgrown the facilities.

The last Baroque design, which is the current model, was completed by John Belcher in 1897 and opened in 1902. The prominent 162ft Victorian tower was presented by industrialist James Paxman with a statue at the top of St Helena, Colchester’s patron saint.

Rooms are all beautifully decorated with ornate and original features

Today, these opulent rooms are licensed for Ceremonies and Receptions, offering 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.

We would love to help you plan a celebration

The architecture and surroundings are unlike anything else you will see in the area and we would love to help you plan a celebration to remember.

This, alongside the extensive knowledge from our events team who have years of experience between them, makes Colchester Town Hall the ideal backdrop for your wedding.

Finalists 2017/2018

Colchester Town Hall is proud to have been nominated as a finalist for the Essex Wedding Award ‘Something Different’ Venue Category

The Moot Hall

The largest of our function rooms

The Council Chamber

Saturated in decoration and history

The Community Room

Ideal for intimate ceremonies

The Grand Jury Room

Including the West Committee Room