The Grand Jury Room

And West Committee Room

Decorated with original oil paintings, luminous spherical chandeliers and ceiling height windows…

…the Grand Jury and West Committee Rooms are truly beautiful.

Set within the Town Hall, a building of rich heritage, this space contains Colchester’s Mayoral Regalia and the Borough Mace used by the Town Sergeant for major civic events. A distinctive carved oak panel above a marble fireplace provides a stunning backdrop for pictures with loved ones.

With the warm light of the chandeliers glistening off the gold accents of the room, the space boasts a sophisticated style and is the perfect setting to host your memorable day.

This suite can hold:

  • 85 guests for a ceremony
  • 56 guests for a wedding breakfast (combined with the Mayor’s Parlour)

You can also hire the Mayor’s Parlour, where panels of vellum framed in oak display the names of all the Mayors of Colchester alongside another exquisite fireplace for you and your guests to admire and enjoy. There is also access to the Balcony offering a dream photo opportunity where you will feel like absolute royalty looking at the town below.

Combined with the Grand Jury and West Committee Rooms, the Mayor’s Parlour and Balcony can hold 100 guests, making it one of our most popular suites for a ceremony.

Special permission is sought from the Mayor to hire this space out. The hire fee (incorporated in the main hire fee) is donated directly to the Mayor’s charities.

Hire this Venue

Grand Jury Room & West Committee Ceremonies

Prices from

£440

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

Price includes use of our sound system, a red carpet entrance, use of our car park and lay-by, and access around the Town Hall during your hire time for any photographs.

Mayoral Suite Ceremonies

Prices from

£515

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

Price includes use of our sound system, a red carpet entrance, use of our car park and lay-by, and access around the Town Hall during your hire time for any photographs.

Mayoral Suite Breakfasts & Receptions

Prices from

£600

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

Price includes use of our sound system, a red carpet entrance, use of our car park and lay-by, and access around the Town Hall during your hire time for any photographs.

The Grand Jury and West Committee are located on the first floor of the Town Hall…

…and can be accessed by climbing the first marble staircase, or alternatively we have a lift which stops at the end of this floor. The Mayor’s Parlour is located next door.

There are male and female toilets on this level, as well as a disabled toilet. The room is fully accessible.

In House Catering: Yes

Evening Reception Facilities: Yes

Entertainment License: Yes

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: Yes

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From the very start the help we got from the Town Hall team was great, they were friendly and put us at ease at what can be a very stressful time when planning a wedding. All our guests commented what a lovely venue it was and what character the Mayor’s Parlour has. We also had access to the balcony which was the icing on the cake and gave my husband and I a valuable brief period together after the ceremony alone for photos before rushing off for the reception.

Mrs Emily-Rose Don & Mr Arose Don

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