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Ceremonies at the Guildhall

Conveniently located in the centre of Rochester, the charm and historical atmosphere of the Guildhall provides a memorable setting for your wedding, baby naming ceremony, renewal of vows or civil partnership.

Civil ceremonies are held in the Guildhall Chamber, on the upper floor of the Guildhall Museum in Rochester High Street.

Guildhall Main Chamber


The Guildhall was built in 1687 and has been used in past centuries as a town hall, entertainment venue, court and council chamber. The chamber is a fine example of 17th century interior decoration, with its magnificent painted plaster ceilings. The room is decorated with large oil paintings of monarchs and local dignitaries. Chandeliers help enhance the historic atmosphere of the room.

A red-carpeted, sweeping staircase leads you to the chamber entrance, where you will be spellbound by the grandeur of this historic venue. The glittering chandeliers offer the perfect soft ambience for every ceremony. This relaxed atmosphere will ensure your special day will be one to remember.

Once the formalities are over why not find your perfect location for celebratory photographs in the breathtaking city of Rochester? The castle and cathedral offer the perfect backdrop for that perfect picture.


The Guildhall is conveniently situated close to the A2 in Rochester.

There is nearby car parking at:

  • Corporation Street (long stay)
  • Boley Hill
  • Rochester Cathedral
  • Kings Head (disabled only).

Normal pay and display charges apply.

To hire the Guildhall or for more information  please call 01634 332900