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Colchester Town Hall

Town Hall High Street, Colchester CO1 1PJ, England
+44 1206 506905
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Just a great venue for our wedding. Staff great Surroundings great. Parking easy and the... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Pudding666
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Colchester, United Kingdom
The Moot Hall: Bit of a hidden gem

Colchester's Grade 1 Listed Town Hall with its 162-foot Victoria clock Tower was designed in 1897... read more

Reviewed 27 November 2017
R H
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Built in 1898, Colchester Town Hall is a Grade 1 listed building with an ornate facade, superb rooms and a fabulous Italian marble staircase. Set in the heart of historic Colchester the Town Hall has a wealth of Mayoral history and regalia and plays host to civic functions and meetings as well as hosting weddings, celebrations, parties and public events. Visitors are welcome.
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Town Hall High Street, Colchester CO1 1PJ, England
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just a great venue for our wedding. Staff great Surroundings great. Parking easy and the building is fantastic inside and out.

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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Colchester's Grade 1 Listed Town Hall with its 162-foot Victoria clock Tower was designed in 1897 by Sir John Belcher in what Pevsner calls an 'exuberant display style', a classical free Baroque. It was opened in May 1902 by former Prime Minister, Lord Roseberry. One...More

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Reviewed 20 February 2017

I was born and brought up in Colchester, a Roman town which claims to be Britain's oldest, and certainly it has the heritage to prove it - the castle (a former Norman keep/Roman temple; a Roman town wall; and numerous other architectural antiquities. Schooled in...More

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Reviewed 23 January 2017

I have used the Town Hall for a number of events over the last five years and have been recently to the Moot Hall - as well as the Mayor's parlour. The main areas are really beautiful.

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Reviewed 8 December 2016

Don't just walk past it go in , it's very interesting, and loads to see, get for kids take time to learn about your town, beautiful paintings and pottery, and you must see the moot hall.

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Reviewed 11 November 2016

This building houses Colchester council, including the Mayor's office. Hidden up on the top floor is a stunning room known as The Moot Hall. This room is big enough to seat around 225 people and houses the annual Oyster Feast. The catering is done by...More

Thank Richard P
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Reviewed 19 September 2016

Walking around the centre we were bowled over by this fantastic piece of architecture. Currently, the tower is under restoration and is enclosed by scaffolding but most of the building is visible. We had the gall to poke our heads inside and ask if we...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

set on High Street this magnificent building, topped with a large tower, is fitting for the town that used to be the capital of England. The inside us even more glorious.

Thank Christopher C
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Reviewed 25 April 2016

We came here with our home education group and had a great tour with a guide and the Mayor! The building is rich in history, our tour guide was very fun and knew everything! We had a great afternoon and saw the inside of a...More

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Colchester B, General Manager at Colchester Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Dear AndPoochmakes5. Thank you for your feedback. We have more free tours booked in for 10 and 11 September 2016. For further information please call us on 01206 282964

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Reviewed 24 April 2016

We attended a wedding at the town hall, its a great place for a wedding with all the grandeur of an old town hall

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Colchester B, General Manager at Colchester Town Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 28 April 2016

Dear Dave A, thanks for your feedback, the Town Hall has some beautiful rooms which are all licensed for wedding ceremonies

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