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St. Mary's Guildhall

Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
+44 24 7683 3328
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amazing venue went to a wedding loved the feeling off the place not very disabled friendly but... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Coventry, United Kingdom
Beautiful wedding venue

We attended a wedding reception here, although I am aware you can also have your wedding ceremony... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Coventry, United Kingdom
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St. Mary's Guildhall is one of the finest surviving medieval guildhalls in England, and has been one of Coventry's premier historic venues for more than 600 years. First built in the 1340s for the merchant guild of St. Mary, with its magnificent medieval interiors, and fine artworks the Guildhall offers a window into Coventry's glorious past. Once a prison to Mary, Queen of Scots, and even a playhouse where Shakespeare is thought to have performed, the Guildhall provides a fascinating free experience for all ages, at the historic heart of the city. St. Mary's Guildhall also offers a memorable venue for weddings, meetings, conferences and private functions, whilst in the vaulted undercroft beneath the Great Hall is the atmospheric Godiva's cafe, offering tasty, good value snacks and refreshments.
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  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Bayley Lane, Coventry CV1 5RN, England
+44 24 7683 3328
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

amazing venue went to a wedding loved the feeling off the place not very disabled friendly but staff happy to help

Thank albeasley65
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

We attended a wedding reception here, although I am aware you can also have your wedding ceremony here as well. The wedding breakfast was held in the beautiful hall, the service was good, the food was served quickly and efficiently and tasted lovely. Certainly worth...More

Thank Bigmamma54
Reviewed 6 November 2017

City centre tour Well organised City centre tour organised by Coventry city council . although lived in Coventry for 30 years was not aware of the great history around this area , mist informative October each year this is put on , go look for...More

Thank ivorgreen
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Very beautiful medieval hall, the most nicest place to visit in Coventry. Free visitor attraction. Regarded as probably the finest surviving medieval guildhall in the country.

Thank Wareva
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Beautiful building what a family day Coventry really surprised me definitely going back there worth the visit

Thank smlgibbons
Reviewed 19 October 2017 via mobile

One of few areas of the city centre which survived the bombing during the blitz.lovely architecture, steeped in history

Thank Stevelino
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Me and my aunt attended a Ghost Hunt on Friday 13th October 2017. We love horror films and ghostly related things and what we experienced throughout the night was amazing! The event was held from 9pm-3am and during that time we were able to visit...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Beautiful building, friendly staff and good food at reasonable prices. Excellent carvery on Wednesday's. Good selection of freshly cooked food on everyday menu.

1  Thank leisure_traveller35
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Stunning location and architecture. Such an amazing and iconic building. Would highly recommend a visit.

Thank gelvisblue
Reviewed 3 October 2017

We loved the history of the place very interesting, went for a meal in the vaults , the grandchildren loved it . We made up stories whilst waiting for our food. Got really carried away brought out lots of imagination. Will definitely go back.

Thank jillblaze88
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Paul T
4 April 2017|
Response from Marcus L | Property representative |
Hi Paul. The Guildhall is open 10:00am to 4:00pm from Sunday to Thursday during the visitor season. Admission is FREE although any donation is much appreciated for upkeep of the building and historic collections.