Guildhall weddings for a sense of occasion
For those who want to marry without religious trappings, but want a venue with gravitas and history to lend a sense of occasion, Boston's 600-year-old Guildhall may be the perfect answer.
A service taking place in the Guildhall Banqueting Hall
The heritage-laden Banqueting Hall at the Guildhall is licensed for civil weddings and offers a historic backdrop which cannot be matched. The wedding ceremonies take place before the great west window in the hall where, for hundreds of years, the great and good of Boston celebrated their most important days. Wedding parties who choose the Guildhall for their special day get exclusive use of the medieval building, complete with the cells where the Pilgrim Fathers were imprisoned.
Entering through Beadmans Lane and progressing through the historic chapel area a majestic staircase leads you upstairs to the magnificent Banqueting Hall. This grand room has a marvellous acoustic with its soaring vaulted ceiling, but maintains an intimate atmosphere. The wedding couple can have their own choice of recorded music played. There is space for live musicians, including a gallery where music can drift down on guests from on high, adding to the atmosphere of a day to remain in memories.
The Guildhall is available for weekday and weekend weddings and can accommodate 100 guests. After the ceremony guests can enjoy a drinks reception and enjoy a slice of wedding cake while photographs are taken. These can be posed anywhere in the building, including the cells.
The hire charge is £410 which books the Guildhall for exclusive use for an hour before the ceremony and an hour afterwards.
Luke Skerritt, Boston Borough Council's Principal Museum, Arts and Heritage Officer, said: " The Guildhall team do all they can to make it a special day for the happy couple in one of Boston's most special buildings. The Guildhall is available for dates this year and next. Please contact me for further information."
A couple at the entrance to the Guildhall Decorated staircase within the Guildhall
prior to their service