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History of the Town Hall

Wallingford Town Hall is a fine building which has dominated the centre of Wallingford in the Market Place since 1670.

Built in the reign of Charles II it was built in 1670 to replace the medieval Guild Hall.  Wallingford Town Hall is Grade I listed.

Throughout the centuries the Town Hall has had numerous uses ranging from the town lock up and debtors’ prison, to the borough courtroom to hosting royalty, such as Queen Elizabeth II who appeared on the Town Balcony during her visit in 1956.

 

Rooms for Hire in the Town Hall

The Main Chamber to which it is known today was once called the ‘Courtroom’ and it was here the Justices of Peace sat. The Main Chamber is still used today for Town Council meetings and is the venue of the traditional Mayor Making Ceremony.

The Main Chamber is a unique space with stunning views overlooking the market town. The room is home to beautifully preserved paneling and walls are decorated with boards listing Mayors of Wallingford from the earliest known in 1231 to the present day. Various portraits and paintings depict many people associated with the Town.

The smaller room was used as it is today for town business and is called The Committee Room. A large fireplace dominates this cosy smaller room with a large portrait of Queen Victoria which hangs above it.

 

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Weddings in the Town Hall

Wallingford Town Hall can host the smaller intimate ceremonies to lavish receptions. We will ensure that every moment of your big day is a memorable one.

Wallingford Town Hall is an licensed venue which can be used for marriages and civil ceremonies.

Our Main Chamber offers the perfect setting for a wedding and civil ceremony. Our event manager is on hand to help organise your day and can advise on every detail.

 

Conferences, Meetings and Private Functions

Wallingford Town Hall is an attractive place to hire for conferencing, meetings and other events.

Our Main Chamber can comfortably accommodate 60 guests and our Committee Room can accommodate up to 20 guests.

Please visit our bookings page to find out more on availability, prices and how to book.