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Covid-19

We are living through unprecedented times, and we understand how distressing these circumstances are for couples who find their wedding plans impacted by the Coronavirus pandemic.

Here at The Guildhall, we will support you every step of the way to ensure that, no matter the circumstances, you achieve the wedding ceremony of your dreams.

We are continuously reviewing our COVID secure guidelines, in line with official government advice, so the following is subject to change, however as the guidance currently stands:

  • We can safely accommodate the maximum limit of 15 guests (which must include yourselves, but does not need to include anyone attending in a working capacity, which includes photographers, videographers, registrars & Guildhall staff).

  • Social distancing of 2meters must be observed between household groups. We suggest drawing up a seating plan in advance to make this easier to manage on the day itself.

  • A hand sanitiser station will be available for guests to use. Hand washing facilities are available in the public toilets a short walk away from The Guildhall, within Priory Park.

  • Wedding guests must wear a face covering within The Guildhall.

  • At this time, we are unable to accommodate a drinks/canape reception following the ceremony.

  • We ask for a non-refundable deposit of £500 + VAT to confirm your booking with us. Your booking is transferable, and if for any reason you need to change the date or postpone your ceremony we will allow you to do this at no additional cost for a like-for-like booking.

Please note that due to national lockdown measures The Guildhall team are currently working from home , and regrettably unable to accomodate viewings at this time. During this time, the best way to contact the team is to email guildhall@chichester.gov.uk. If you would prefer to speak to a member of the team, please call 01243 521006 and leave a message, and we will return your call as soon as possible.

 


Micro Wedding Package

'This is a one-of-a-kind place! We were looking for a ceremony venue that had amazing history and church-like architecture where we could hold a civil ceremony. After a lot of searching, this was the only place near us that fitted this brief. Photos do not do this place justice - you must visit. Both Laura and Katie were great to work with and answered all our questions promptly. When we moved our wedding forward by 9 weeks due to Covid-19 they were able to accommodate us and helped us plan our ceremony with only 3 days notice! Laura and Katie worked closely with our suppliers and made the day really special. Thank you both!'

- Abbie, September 2020 wedding