Getting married at the Windsor Guildhall

Wedding at Guildhall

The Windsor Guildhall was the Royal Borough's most popular licenced venue for weddings and ceremonies in 2023.

Excluding the ceremony room at the Register Office at Maidenhead Town Hall, the Guildhall is honoured to have hosted the most ceremonies in the borough.  

There are many stunning photo opportunities inside the building and on the covered area known as the Corn Exchange underneath the Guildhall. This makes us an ideal all season wedding venue as you will be guaranteed to have beautiful wedding photographs, whatever the weather. 

Our central location means that you can opt to combine a Guildhall ceremony with other local hotels, restaurants or even river cruises. 

How to check availability and book your ceremony

We host weddings and civil partnerships twelve months of the year, Monday to Saturday from 10am–4pm. Ceremonies outside these days and times may be accommodated on request, subject to availability.

We recommend that you first speak to our event team at the Guildhall to reserve your preferred date by emailing our event management team at  

  • You can make a free, provisional booking with the Guildhall for your preferred date and time which will be reserved for you for seven days. 
  • Once a provisional booking is made with the Guildhall, your details will be shared with the registrar team who will contact you to confirm their availability for your date and time and they will take payment for your ceremony with them.  

You can see the registrar ceremony fees on the registrar ceremony costs page. 

Finalising your booking with the Guildhall  

The Windsor Guildhall is a popular wedding venue, and we can only hold a provisional booking of your chosen date and time for seven days from when you contact us.   

To finalise your booking at the Guildhall, you will need to pay 50% of your room hire fee which includes a £250 non-refundable deposit. The remaining balance will be invoiced 16 weeks before your wedding date. 

You will need to complete a booking form to confirm details of your event requirements and for payment to be made. This will be shared with you when you make your provisional booking.  

A unique heritage backdrop for your wedding 

Ceremonies take place in the magnificent Council Chamber which is full of unique heritage features including royal portraits from the last five centuries. The room is flooded with natural daylight and lit by stunning chandeliers on loan to us from the current monarch.    

Our flexible seating arrangements mean that the Council Chamber provides a stunning backdrop whether you are hosting a smaller, intimate ceremony with a handful of friends of family, or are planning an event with a larger guest list. 

Many couples choose to extend their room hire time to include a drinks reception after their ceremony or to host their wedding breakfast here with us. You are welcome to dress the room with your choice of flowers. 

How many people can I have at my ceremony?  

Our flexible seating and layout options mean we can accommodate weddings and civil ceremonies for up to 100 guests.    

Wedding hire options at the Windsor Guildhall

You will need a minimum of one hour hire which includes 30 minutes for a standard ceremony and enough time for your guests to arrive and depart.   

We take pride in offering a genuinely bespoke service to all of our clients and there are many flexible venue hire options available. 

These are some of our most popular hire options. 

  • 1 hour hire: ceremony only. 
  • 1.5 hour hire: ceremony and extended room hire for additional photography time for you and your guests. If you are planning group photographs inside the building, we recommend this option.  
  • 1.5 hour hire: ceremony and drinks reception for up to 50 guests (also includes time for group photographs). Canapes can also be served.  
  • 2 hour hire: ceremony and drinks reception for up to 100 guests in the Council Chamber. You can opt to use our covered outside space underneath the Guildhall for an additional fee. Canapes can also be served.  
  • From 6 hours: Ceremony, drinks reception, and wedding breakfast in the Council Chamber. 

Example pricing 

The example pricing is based on weddings taking place from April 2024 to March 2025. Fees for different financial years may vary. 

Royal Borough residents are eligible for a discount on published event hire fees.  

  • For ceremonies taking place Monday to Thursday, one hour hire starts from £800 (plus registrar ceremony fees).
  • For ceremonies taking place on a Friday or Saturday, one hour hire starts from £955 (plus registrar ceremony fees).
  • Hire of the Corn Exchange, the outside area below the Guildhall starts at £300 (when booked in conjunction with the Council Chamber).
  • The Guildhall is available on Sundays and Bank Holidays by exception, additional fees apply.  

Parking at the Guildhall

There is parking available at the Guildhall for one car during your ceremony. There are several public car parks available in Windsor which are a short walk away including River Street car park, Windsor Dials car park and Victoria Street car park.

Guildhall : Contact details

Accessibility: The function rooms are on the first floor. A Stannah chair is available for guests with reduced mobility. We can only allow six Stannah chair users access to the first floor at any one time.

For further information, please contact:

Windsor Guildhall, High Street,
Windsor SL4 1LR