WEDDING CEREMONIES

The Medieval Hall is a Licensed Venue for the conduct of Civil Wedding Ceremonies.

 

This stunning building dates from the 13th Century. It is The Great Hall, or ‘Banqueting Hall’ of the original Deanery of Salisbury Cathedral. It is listed Grade 2* as being a building of ‘outstanding interest’.

The Hall is 250m from the Cathedral and is part of what is possibly one of the oldest of the many ancient houses in Salisbury Cathedral Close.

The Hall is a perfect setting for one of the most important moments in life. Couples who ‘tie the knot’ here begin their married life together with very happy memories of a splendid and memorable celebration. Many ‘Thank You’ letters and ‘Testimonials’ are available for you to look through on request.

The Hall’s design allows for it to be arranged so that the setting feels perfect for a wedding with a small number of guests - and for any number up to a maximum of 120.

The PA system is available for amplifying speech and the playing of recorded music. There is atmospheric lighting - and plenty of candles. There are excellent facilities for live music with a perfect acoustic. A competent, professional backup ensures that there are no technical ‘hiccups’

We can provide ideas and suggestions as appropriate including practical help to assist you design and prepare for your Ceremony. As many visits and meetings as you wish are welcomed. We encourage a rehearsal before the big day to ensure that everyone with a part to play in the day is confident of their role.

The Medieval Hall is stunningly beautiful and hardly requires the addition of floral arrangements - but many couples like to bring along flowers, greenery, ribbons, bunting, balloons . . .

Where possible, we always make The Hall available the previous day for these preparations to be made.

We can provide contact details of professionals who have impressed us in the past such as musicians, flower arrangers, car hire firms, photographers...

You will receive, normally by email, dozens of 'readings' which might help give you some ideas for this important  component of the Ceremony. We will also send you a suggested layout for the design of what might be called a 'Wedding Booklet' which can be given to guests when they arrive - and we can help with your seating plan for VIPs.

We will provide a map for you to include with invitations to help your guests find The Medieval Hall and to show them where parking is available.

After The Ceremony, many couples arrange to stay a little longer at The Medieval Hall - perhaps an hour or so. This is invariably a welcome, relaxed interlude, particularly with a glass in hand and, maybe, a canapé or two. It provides a chance for the Bride and Groom to 'meet and greet' their guests, and have a few photographs taken, before setting off for the Reception.