About The Guildhall Museum

Built in 1687, The Guildhall Museum is located in the heart of Rochester and is bursting with character and charm, creating a truly captivating setting for your ceremony.

It maintains its 17th century design with magnificent painted plaster ceilings and large decorative oil paintings.

The museum was founded in 1897, in honour of Queen Victoria's Diamond Jubilee.

The stunning 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.

Ceremonies at The Guildhall Museum

The Guildhall is managed by the Medway Register Office and is available for ceremonies on Saturdays.

For weekday ceremonies, standard rates apply.

Civil ceremonies are held in the Guildhall Chamber on the upper floor.

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Venue details

The Guildhall Musuem is ceremony only.

Cermonies: 70 people seated and 20 standing

Features: Large chandeliers, sweeping staircases and tall ceilings.

Accessibility: The ceremony room is on the top floor and isn't wheelchair accessible. 

Date licenced: 1 September 2016 (5 year licence)


Wedding enquiries

Get in touch to find out more about hiring the venue for your special day.

Email: guildhall.museum@medway.gov.uk 

Phone: 01634 332 680

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How to find us

The Guildhall Museum
17 High Street
Rochester
ME1 1PY

Getting to The Guildhall Museum

By train: Rochester Train Station

By bus: 191, 140, 173, 700 bus services

Car parking: Car parks are a short walk from the venue.