Abingdon Guildhall

One of our approved venues, which can be used for marriages and other civil ceremonies.

Roysse Room

The Guildhall in Abingdon is located within the historic grounds of the Abbey on the banks of the River Thames.  It has a range of wonderful rooms steeped in history, providing you with the perfect setting for your wedding day.

The Roysse Room dating back to 1440 has a beautifully ornate barrel ceiling.

The Council Chamber panelled with Spanish oak, is the room where HRH Queen Elizabeth II dined under the stunning commemorative chandeliers, during one of her visits. 

The smaller and more intimate Bear Room with its fine example of a Palladian window (considered to be the best in the country).

In addition we have two more function rooms, the Abbey room over the Abbey Archway and the Magistrates Court originally part of St John’s hospital.

Wedding reception packages from drinks and canapes to full wedding breakfasts are available. Please contact us to arrange a visit. One of our friendly staff will be happy show you around and answer your questions.

Rooms and capacity

  • Abbey Hall (250)
  • Council Chamber (100)
  • Roysse Room (90)
  • Abbey Room (40)
  • Bear Room (20)
  • Old Magistrates Court (60)

Getting here


Abingdon Guildhall
Abbey Close
OX14 3JD