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Shire Hall

The magnificent 16th Century Shire Hall is available for your special event. 
Weddings  •  Private Dining  •  Meetings

The Shire Hall 

The Shire Hall has served as a focal point of Woodbridge for almost 450 years. Now a Grade 1 listed building, it has been home to the Town Council since 1987.

Originally built by Thomas Seckford, the upper part of the Shire Hall was used for judicial purposes while the ground floor served as an open corn market. Many changes followed over the intervening centuries, notably the addition of Flemish gabling and stone capping in the 17th Century and the bricking up of the archways in the early 19th Century. However, the Hall continued to serve in a judicial capacity until recent times, maintaining a link with the Elizabethan era.

In 1987 the Town Council purchased the Shire Hall, which now serves as the administration centre. Learn about  The Town Council Grant of Arms.

Hiring the Shire Hall

The Shire Hall is also an approved premises for Civic Marriages, Partnership Ceremonies and Baby Naming Ceremonies. Find out more about hiring the Shire Hall.

Weddings at the Shire Hall

You can also hire the Shire Hall for your wedding! For more information, you can telephone us on 01394 383599 or email the Town Clerk.

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