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The Windsor Guildhall

Type:Conferences & Weddings Conferences Category

High Street, Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 1LR

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The Windsor Guildhall


This elegant grade 1 listed building, designed by Sir Thomas Fitch and completed 1689 is steeped in history and a dominant feature of the town.  Set among the splendour of historic Windsor with its easy access, famous visitor attractions and superb shopping and dining offer, Windsor Guildhall is an ideal venue for meetings, gala dinners and weddings.

There are two rooms available.  The imposing Council Chamber houses a fine collection of royal portraits spanning the years between Queen Elizabeth I and HM Queen Elizabeth II.  The Chamber also features two impressive solid brass chandeliers, each weighing over 6cwt, which are on permanent loan from HM The Queen.

The intimate Ascot Room was chosen by HRH Prince Charles for his civil ceremony in 2005 and again later the same year by Sir Elton John for his civil partnership.

Whether you are searching for a venue for a wedding or family celebration, gala dinner, drinks reception or meeting, Windsor Guildhall is sure to impress. 

You are welcome to visit for a show-round 7 days a week.  Alternatively, please view our 360 virtual tour.



In 2005 the eyes of the world were on Windsor when Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles in the Ascot Room of Windsor Guildhall.  This wasn’t the only newsworthy ceremony to take place at the venue.  In December 2005 Windsor Guildhall hit the headlines again when Sir Elton John and his partner David Furnish tied the knot in one of the first civil partnership ceremonies to take place in the UK.

Ceremonies at Windsor Guildhall are not the preserve of Royalty and rock stars.  You can book your ceremony in the very room these high-profile ceremonies took place.

The Ascot Room can hold up to 15 guests for a ceremony and the impressive Chamber can seats up to 100 guests.

Ceremony bookings are for 1 hour and the price can depend on the day of the week and whether or not you are a resident of the Borough.  The prices show here are for valid until 31 March 2018.  If you need to cancel your ceremony for any reason you will be refunded 50% of the fee.


Bride, Groom or Parents Living in the Royal Borough

All others from outside the Royal Borough

Monday – Friday

£385.00 per hour

£545.00 per hour


£545.00 per hour

£770.00 per hour

Sunday / Bank Holiday

£595.00 per hour

£820.00 per hour


Before booking Windsor Guildhall you will need to contact the Registrar’s Office to confirm there will be a registrar available to conduct the ceremony on your preferred date.  The telephone number for the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead registry office is 01628 796422 or email



Pre-wedding and engagement photos are making their way on to many wedding ‘to do’ lists and it is not surprising when you consider the benefits.

Unless you are a professional model or celebrity you’re probably not too comfortable in front of a camera.  The pre-wedding shoot provides the opportunity to get used to the camera so you look natural and relaxed on your wedding day.

It is a great way for your photographer to get to know you too.  They can try different styles of photography to see what works best for you and what you are most comfortable with.  You can then be confident your photographer will provide the images you will treasure forever.

Windsor Guildhall is available to hire for pre-wedding photo shoots from as little as £270per hour (Monday to Friday).

Monday - Friday                     £270 per hour
Saturday                                 £382 per hour
Sunday / Bank Holiday          £420 per hour
Photographer not included.



For a venue that will impress your guests and clients Windsor Guildhall is hard to beat.  Add to the grandeur with delicious food from our two official catering companies and wine that can be chosen to compliment your meal perfectly.

Windsor Guildhall can seat up to 36 guests in a banquet style and up to 80 people on square tables.



When a loved one dies there are decisions and arrangements to be made that you might not be prepared for.    

At Windsor Guildhall we can assist with a wake or funeral reception, providing you with a beautiful, peaceful location where friends and family can gather to share memories.

Morning or afternoon room hire starts at £300 with finger buffets from £8.25+vat pp. (minimum numbers apply), we can help make the process of arranging the wake stress free so you can concentrate on the personal details of arranging the funeral.


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Ascot Banqueting
Ascot Boardroom
Ascot Classroom
Ascot Theatre
Ascot U-Shaped
Chamber Banqueting
Chamber Boardroom
Chamber Cabaret
Chamber Classroom
Chamber Theatre
Chamber U-Shaped


Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking - Designated coach parking at Windsor Coach Park near Windsor Central Station.
  • Railway station within walking distance


  • Banqueting
  • Catering Provided
  • Permits Clients own Caterers
  • Refreshments Available
  • Special diets catered for
  • Vegetarians catered for

Payment Methods

  • MasterCard
  • Visa

Establishment Features

  • Accessibility for Unloading
  • Bring your own drink (corkage charge)
  • Computer Projection
  • Desks / Tables
  • Flipcharts Available
  • Licensed for alcohol
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Meeting rooms
  • Natural Daylight
  • Open all year round
  • Permit external audio visual technicians
  • Projection Screen
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • TV & Video Available
  • Wireless Internet Access

Travel & Trade

  • Wi-fi available

Special Offers

  • Treat your Valentine with a wedding at the majestic Windsor Guildhall and add some regal charm to your special day.

    Confirm the date before 31 March 2018* and receive an additional 10% off the venue hire price.

    That’s a 10% gift from us.

    Contact for details or to book.

    *The ceremonies can take place any time before 31 March 2019.

    More offers like this - Valentine's Offers

Map & Directions

Opening Times

2018 (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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