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Shire Hall and Market Square

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

Shire Hall & Market Square

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.

Adjacent to The Shire Hall , the Market Square provides seated areas underneath the canopy of mature trees and is also the site of an ornate stone pump house built in 1876.

Hiring the Shire Hall and/or Market Square

The Shire Hall is an approved premises for Civic Marriages, Partnership Ceremonies and Baby Naming Ceremonies.

Get information about getting married at the Shire Hall

If you would like to hire The Shire Hall and/or the Market Square for an event please contact us, where we will do everything we can to ensure your event is a success. 

* Prices are listed per hour and are subject to a 2 hour minimum charge.

Booking Costs

Charitable and Private Hire: £10 per hour

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Commercial: £15 per hour

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