Weddings at the Guildhall

Contact us about this venue

The Guildhall can only accommodate a limited number of wedding ceremonies each year. We are at full capacity for 2021, if you would like to discuss a potential date for 2022, please contact us using the form below.

Every wedding has a unique story and we will endeavour to help make your wedding day as special as its surroundings.

We understand that choosing your wedding venue is a very important decision, so we encourage you to get in touch to book a viewing of our beautiful Guildhall.

Please note we do not supply a registrar for the ceremony, they have to be booked through the North Devon Registration Office on 03451551002.

Rooms Available to Hire

The Main Chamber is the largest room and can accommodate up to 140 guests. It is the most versatile of our rooms and can be laid out in a variety of different ways.

The Dodderidge Room is a beautiful oak panelled room that can accommodate up to 20 guests. It houses the town silver and other treasures, a truly unique room.

The Mayor’s Parlour, the smallest of our rooms, is a very regal setting, overseen by the Queen herself. It can accommodate up to 15 guests.

These beautiful settings have to be seen to be truly appreciated, so please get in touch to arrange a viewing.

Example layout of a wedding in the Main Chamber, with rows of seating and an isle down the centre.
Example layout in the Dodderidge Room, a more intimate setting with rows of seating in front of a table.
Example layout in the Mayors Parlour, the smallest room. Seating laid out around the Mayor's desk.

Wedding Prices

Price for 2020: £300 including VAT.

Price for 2021: £300 Including VAT.

Additional Charges 

Weddings after 6pm will be charged an extra £180 including VAT.

Sunday weddings will be charged  an extra £180 including VAT.

Additional visits to the Guildhall will be charged £10 per visit.

A payment of £60 including VAT will secure your booking, the remaining amount will be invoiced a month before the wedding.

A couple posing in the staircase of the Barnstaple Guildhall.


“We had our marriage ceremony at the Guildhall Barnstaple in July 2018. We wanted a venue that was historically interesting and important and Barnstaple was the town where we first met and attended school together.
The organisation for our ceremony was carried out by Megan Sanders. She was always approachable, calming, helpful & knowledgeable. It was so reassuring to have a person willing and able to help us with all our questions.
On the day of the ceremony Megan and her colleague were fantastic. We were in the midst of a heatwave and they had fans for all our guests to help keep them cool. We have some fantastic photos and found the room the perfect size for about 90 guests. The acoustics were great as well for our harpist.
Megan is a great ambassador for Barnstaple Council.”
From Hen & Lu Staveley-Brown

“Thank you for making our day more memorable. The vows we said were very poignant and moving . We were treated with the utmost respect throughout our dealings with the registration service and the ceremonials team. We are so glad we chose the Guildhall as our wedding venue , what a wonderful experience it was. We will definitely recommend to friends etc. Thank you again for you time and care.”
From Jacqueline & Antony Crisp

For further enquiries or to request a brochure please contact us via the form below.

Images supplied by Tom Teegan photography and Andy Casey photography.

Barnstaple Town Council Crest.

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