The Guildhall is pleased to offer a wide range of rooms available for private hire, suitable for small to medium meetings through to multi-room conferences, exhibitions and large scale festivals.

Please kindly ensure you read the following important information before enquiring about room-hire, and then complete an Enquiry form HERE

The Guildhall offers a venue and services hire which means;

  • Room hire and any services you may require as part of your booking are arranged by us using our approved suppliers.
  • Furniture is available as part of the hire and can set-up by the Venue. It must be planned by the hirer and room layout plans provided.
  • Access to the venue, not just the room must be considered by you to ensure safe entry for your guests/attendees.

Room and services hire offers a different level of client management, and The Guildhall does not operate a Sales & Marketing team.

As there is not an Events Management Service at present, we will be keen to understand who will be ‘leading’ on your meeting or event in order to ensure it is a success. Sadly, the Guildhall is not able to event-manage your booking with us.

What does the Guildhall provide as part of the hire?

  • Use of a function room, and its contents, which include a range of on-site furniture.
  • Arrangement of AV, security, cleaning, catering and bar services from our approved suppliers.
  • Use of on-site public facilities, reception desk (subject to multiple bookings) and main external entrance steps (subject to multiple bookings)
  • For smaller meeting rooms – table linen and basic Audio/Visual equipment
  • A Duty Manager for key-holding, emergency procedures and Facilities Management.
  • A Premises License (subject to requirements)
  • An acceptable level of building energy-use for the function room(s)
  • A basic level of Waste removal off site for the function room(s)

What do you – ‘The Hirer’ need to supply or arrange?

  • Entry/Access Management to the building
  • Room Floorplans and Furniture set-up for your room(s)
  • Waste removal (subject to the size of the booking)
  • Supply the Guildhall with a full risk assessment of the hire activity (using our Guildhall template if needed)
  • Any other further documentation from any service suppliers that have been arranged by you.

You can find a range of information on each of our rooms that include a downloadable file covering capacity, possible layouts and what is available to you in each space.

What services can our approved suppliers deliver for your booking?

  • Catering and Licensed Bar services, covering all types of refreshments, buffets, banqueting, bars and corkage prices.
  • Security and Stewarding services  (risk assessment dependent) managing your on-site security, venue access and guest welcoming.
  • Corporate Audio & Visual services, meeting all technical requirements for your booking.
  • A Wedding-coordination service, managing a Wedding in the Guildhall from the point of your enquiry all the way until the very end of your special day.