• A TRULY MAGNIFICENT SETTING

    A TRULY MAGNIFICENT SETTING

    right in the heart of Salisbury

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  • A TRULY MAGNIFICENT SETTING

    A TRULY MAGNIFICENT SETTING

    right in the heart of Salisbury

    Get in Touch

Weddings

Weddings

Conferences

Conferences

Hire The Guildhall

Hire The Guildhall

Whatever your needs our professional team will ensure your occasion is a day to remember.

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Exhibitions to enjoy

Exhibitions to enjoy

We showcase large touring exhibitions and also offer exhibition space to small art organisations and community groups, locally and nationally.

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A Unique Place for Your Special Event

Owned by Salisbury City Council, the building dates back to 1795 and offers both historic charm coupled with modern venue facilities.

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Rooms

Rooms

With function rooms of various sizes, all furnished to a high standard, we pride ourselves as the perfect venue for both large events and more intimate occasions.

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History

History

The first Guildhall dates back to medieval times, when it was known as “The Bishop’s Guildhall”.

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Gallery

Gallery

An extensive picture collection including Royalty, benefactors and Mayoralty, magnificent chandeliers and grand rooms.

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Wedding Fair

Wedding Fair

Join us for our Spring Wedding Fair showcasing a variety of wedding suppliers to help with your big day.

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Guildhall Square & Market Place

Guildhall Square & Market Place

Many events are held in the Guildhall and Market Squares during the year including St George’s Day Celebrations, Armed Forces Day, Charter Fair & Carnival and the Remembrance Sunday Parade. There are also many markets including the twice weekly Charter Markets, the Vintage Market, Foodie Friday Markets, Teen Market and International, Italian and French Markets.

Both Squares are available to hire for commercial promotion or events such as the International Food Festival and the Salisbury Reds 100th Centernary Celebrations.

The Market and Guildhall Square recently underwent a major refurbishment and now provides a fantastic space for large events and promotions.

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Terms and Conditions of Use

Thank you for choosing The Guildhall, Salisbury. Please read the following general terms and conditions carefully, if you have any questions or require further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.

1. By accepting confirmation of your booking you are agreeing to the Terms and Conditions of Use. You have agreed to the Terms and Conditions of Use if you have not cancelled your booking within 14 days of receiving your booing confirmation.
2. You must be over 20 to book the Guildhall/Market Place/Guildhall Square Venue.
3. Your use of the Guildhall Venue will be confirmed by letter along with your invoice.
4. Once your invoice has been generated you are liable for the full cost of the agreed usage package
5. The Council reserves the right to refuse a booking request or cancel a booking without stating the reason for doing so.
6. The total fee payable is required 6 weeks prior to the start of the event.
7. Failure to settle the outstanding balance may result in the cancellation of your booking.
8. If you cancel your package, either through your failure to pay an invoice by the due date or for other reasons, you will be liable for a cancellation charge at the following rates:

Cancellation Period (Prior to Event) Percentage of Total Fee + VAT Due
Within 1 week 100%
Within 3 weeks 75%
Within 6 weeks 50%
Within 8 weeks 25%

9. The Council sets its hire fees for the forthcoming financial year on the 1st February. The financial year runs from April – March. How much you pay for the Venue hire is determined as follows:
• If you hire the Venue for the current financial year you will pay the current rate.
• If you hire the Venue for the next financial year and pay in full prior to February 1st you will pay the current rate.
• If you hire the Venue for the next financial year and pay less than the full amount or no payment at the time of your booking you will pay the fee set by the Council on February 1st for the next financial year.
• If you hire the Venue for the next financial year and the time of booking falls between February 1st and 31st March you will pay the fee set by the Council on February 1st for the next financial year.
10. If you are bringing in contractors as part of your event such as traders, stall holders, technicians or performers (this is not an exhaustive list) you should ensure that you have obtained their public liability insurance and where necessary, indemnity insurance.
11. No nail or fixing of any kind shall be driven or put into any wall, floor, partition, pillar, ceiling, fitting or furniture. No blue tack or other sticky fixing substance will be applied to any wall, partition, pillar, ceiling, fitting or furniture.
12. The hirer shall not permit, encourage or arrange for flyposting or other illegal advertising within the City of Salisbury or surrounding areas in connection with the hiring of the Venue.
13. No posters, placards, banners or notices of any description shall be posted on or against any part of the exterior or interior of the Venue.
14. Candles can only be used in/at the Venue with the permission of the Guildhall Officer/Supervisor.
15. The hirer shall not permit the use of any naked flames and should not bring any weapons, explosives, flammable materials/substances, fireworks, smoke machines or other pyrotechnics in the Venue.
16. The Council has a list of approved bar suppliers which you must select from to provide bar services at your event.
17. Hirers wishing to have a bar and or catering facility take full responsibility for the hire and payment of these services.
18. All alcohol consumed at the Venue is to be purchased from the temporary onsite bar. Members of the public and event guests are not permitted to bring alcohol into the Venue.
19. Organisers, for the purposes of the event, may be allowed to arrange for alcohol to be supplied from an external source. This is only with the permission of the Guildhall Officer. In this case your risk assessment/EMP will clearly identify the DPS for the event.
20. For some events the Council reserves the right for alcohol to be served in plastic glasses as opposed to glass. 
21. No alcohol is to be served to anyone under the age of 18 years.
22. The last beverage is to be served 45 minutes before the event hire period ends.
23. The Guildhall Officer/Supervisor/Market Officer can bring the sale of alcohol to an end at any time (without notice) and without reproach.
24. In the event of an emergency or breach of these Terms and Conditions of Use the Guildhall Officer/Supervisor/Market Officer can terminate the event without notice and without reproach.
25. The hirer and guests at the event must adhere to the instructions of Guildhall Officer/Supervisor
26. All children must be supervised at all times in all areas during the hire period.

Please contact us if you require a copy of our full terms and conditions or visit www.salisburyguildhall.co.uk

AB Crafts

www.abcrafts-online.co.uk

Handmade Stationery

Ali Greenwood

www.milfordhallhotel.com

Wedding & Event Management

Allum & Sidaway

https://www.allumandsidaway.co.uk/ 

Wedding rings and bridal jewellery

The Cake Forge

www.thecakeforge.co.uk

Wedding Cakes

Charter 1227 Restaurant

www.charter1227.co.uk

Catering & Bar

Chas H Baker

www.chashbaker.com

Menswear and Hire

Cooljoolz

https://www.cooljoolz.co.uk/

Wedding rings and bridal jewellery

Grasmere House Hotel

www.grasmerehotel.com

Venue

Gray Manor Hotel

https://www.graymanorhotel.co.uk/

Venue

Jane Arnold

https://www.facebook.com/JaneArnoldCelebrant/

Demonstration of wedding ceremonies

Kate Robinson

www.katerobinsonflowers.co.uk

Florist

Katie Salomon 

www.harpplusone.com 

Harpist

Kismet Photography

www.kismetphotography.co.uk

Photographer

Milford Hall Hotel

www.milfordhallhotel.com

Venue

Nanny Nellies Attic www.nannynelliesattic.com 

Vintage China Hire

NJAC Event Bars www.njac.co.uk 

Mobile Bar/Cocktail Bar

Pix Perfect Photo Booths

www.pixperfectphotobooths.co.uk
Photo Booth

RR Elite Ltd

www.rrelite.co.uk

Transport
Simon Ward Photography

www.simonwardphotography.com

Photographer

Sticky Toffee Jazz

www.stickytoffeejazz.co.uk
 
Jazz singer

Tally Ho Drinks Co

www.tallyhodrinks.co.uk  Horse-box bar

Value Cars

www.salisbury-valuecars.co.uk 
    
Transport

Zibi Photography

www.zibiphotography.co.uk

Photographer

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Weddings

With the average wedding cost currently exceeding £22,700 for Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire brides*, the wedding industry continues to thrive as more and more couples set out to make their big day extra special. Brides today have a dazzling array of wedding dresses to choose from - from the traditional to the quirky, from dresses you can imagine yourself wearing to those you like the look of but would never be brave enough to put on.

Remember to book your wedding car as far ahead as you can. The more popular or rare vehicles are often booked up to a year in advance.

Look for entertainment with very strong vocals to wow the audience, grouped with solid musicians who have the experience to run things smoothly on the night**.

*Source Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire Bride Magazine **Digital Editor, Sarah George
(www.weddingsite.co.uk).


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Day Delegate Rate (8am-6pm)

All prices are subject to VAT

Banqueting Hall

Up to 50 delegates - £40.00 + VAT
50-120 delegates - £35.00 + VAT

Crown Court

15-75 delegates - £35.00 + VAT

Grand Jury Room

12-35 delegates - £32.00 + VAT

  • T & C on arrival with Danish pastries/Bacon Rolls
  • Room hire
  • Tablecloths
  • Paper pad & pen per person
  • Mints & jugs of iced water
  • Mid Morning T & C with biscuits
  • Hot or cold two course lunch with T & C and soft drinks
  • Afternoon T & C with biscuits
  • Use of PA system
  • Flip chart and pens

Half Day Delegate Rate (8am-1pm or 1pm-6pm)

Banqueting Hall

Up to 50 delegates - £20.00 + VAT
50-120 delegates - £17.50 + VAT

Crown Court

15-75 delegates - £15.00 + VAT

Grand Jury Room

12-35 delegates - £12.00 + VAT

  • Room hire
  • Tablecloths
  • Paper pad & pen per person
  • Mints & jugs of iced water
  • Morning T & C with Danish pastries
  • Mid-morning T & C with biscuits
  • Use of PA system
  • Flip chart and pens
  • Staging

Additional Services

T & C with biscuits

£2.00 + VAT per person per serving

T & C with Danish pastries

£3.00 + VAT per person per serving

Use of PA System

£25.00 + VAT

Use of Staging

£25.00 + VAT

Red Carpet

£300.00 + VAT

Use of Projector & Screen

£25.00 + VAT

Use of Projector or Screen

£12.50 + VAT

Tablecloths

£9.50 + VAT


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