The Court Room
The GROUND floor COURT room is an IMPOSING setting for MARRIAGE CEREMONIES, COMMERCIAL SALES, MEETINGS AND EXHIBITIONS
Often used in combination with the Assembly Room - examples include holding a wedding ceremony or a drinks reception here then moving upstairs to the Assembly Room for dinner, dancing or a stage performance.
The Court Room is a light, airy, high-ceilinged room on the ground floor with the imposing front doors opening onto a wide sweep of steps - perfect for wedding photos. There's a ramp for wheelchair and pushchair access and a small kitchen with hot water boiler and a fridge.
Maximum capacity seated at tables & chairs : 85 / standing audience : 150 / seated audience : 100
Click here for a floor plan & room dimensions
The Court Room takes its name from its history. The room was used as a magistrate's court with prisoners housed in the cells in the basement. The raised dais at one end of the room was the magistrate's bench - nowadays used as a perfect platform for hirers to address the audience. The accused would be brought up from the cells into the Court Room through a hatch in the floor, which is still there. There's some history on the walls: see "an object lesson in history"
The Assembly Room
The first floor Assembly Room is an elegant setting for wedding receptions, parties, film shows, plays, concerts, dinners and dances
The Court Room
Accessed directly from the front steps, the Court Room is ideal for public sales, fairs, exhibitions and wedding and civil ceremonies
The Council Chamber
The panelled Council Chamber is perfect for intimate weddings, civil ceremonies, small meetings or interviews
Capacity, hours, terms and conditions of hiring
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