The Council Chamber

The Council Chamber

The Council Chamber is one of our most unique ceremony rooms here at the Town Hall…

…With the layout of the room and its beautiful furnishings, it echoes the feel of a church.

It houses wooden pew-like seating and impressive stained glass windows illustrating the history of Colchester. The circular Chamber itself is adorned with oil paintings, murals, and the unmissable painted dome ceiling showcasing a beautiful classical depiction of the twelve months of the year, commissioned by artist Charles Baskett.

The seats in this room are fixed in a spherical fashion, and so offers an intimate feel to the room. It also has a balcony so you can get some unique aerial shots of your ceremony as well as the stunning surroundings of the Chamber.

Unfortunately food and drink is not permitted in the Council Chamber and we are unable to host receptions in this room.

Details

The Council Chamber is situated 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. There are male and female toilets on this level, as well as a disabled toilet. The room has also been remodelled to allow it to become completely accessible. This means that certain parts of the room which were previously unreachable are now accessible

 

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

***Biodegradable confetti outside only, in certain places

Prices

Ceremonies

Prices from

£420

Price includes use of our PA 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. 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.

The team were really helpful in helping us prepare all the little details of the ceremony, from music and flowers, to the legalities and timings.

All of our guests commented on the beautiful Council Chamber where we got married – it had all the unique beauty of a church wedding but without the religious connotations, plus a really intimate setting for our 65 guests. A day we will never forget!

Rose and Ed Olive