Nestled in the heart of Chichester lies the enchanting gem, The Council House. A wedding venue in Chichester that effortlessly weaves historical charm. With an ethereal ambiance, creating an unparalleled setting for the most magical celebrations. Brimming with original features that echo the city’s rich heritage, this wedding venue in Chichester is a testament to timeless elegance. The balance between historical significance and exceptional value, makes it a coveted choice. It’s preferable to couples seeking a classic, yet affordable setting for their special day. The grandeur of its historical architecture and the romantic allure of its ambiance promise an unforgettable wedding steeped in the legacy of Chichester’s vibrant history.

The Council Chambers – Wedding Ceremony Room

Accommodating up to 55 guests, The Council Chambers is an intimate yet majestic setting where couples can exchange vows amidst the palpable echoes of Chichester’s storied past.

With its rich history echoing through every inch of its wood-panelled walls and original features, this room embodies a unique blend of historical significance and timeless charm. The high ceilings exude an air of grandeur, while the long sash windows flood the space with natural light, creating an ethereal ambiance that adds an extra touch of magic to every wedding ceremony held within its walls. Accommodating up to 55 guests, The Council Chambers is an intimate yet majestic setting where couples can exchange vows amidst the palpable echoes of Chichester’s storied past.

The Assembly Rooms – Wedding Reception Room

The Assembly Room, steeped in historical charm, boasts a beautifully maintained wooden floor, complemented by four ornate fireplaces. While these fireplaces are no longer in use, they add to the room’s character, with niches above the mantels that are individually lit, creating a warm and inviting ambiance. This room is a rare gem, standing as one of the few eighteenth-century assembly rooms in the country that still serves its original purpose for meetings and concerts. Versatile in nature, it is an ideal setting for various events such as wedding receptions, concerts, conferences, fairs, and exhibitions.

Spanning 18 meters by 8.5 meters, the room can comfortably accommodate up to 120 persons seated with tables, making it perfect for events like wedding receptions. Access to the room is seamless, facilitated by the main staircase and an available lift, ensuring convenience for all guests. Additionally, hirers of the Assembly Room gain access to the Crush Bar seating area, which includes a serving hatch and a kitchen, offering a complete package for hosting a successful and memorable event. With its blend of historical elegance and modern amenities, the Assembly Room stands out as a distinguished venue for a wide array of gatherings.


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