Colchester Town Hall
Colchester Town Hall
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
About
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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Dexter B
London, UK25 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022
We attended friends wedding reception at the town hall, excellent venue with great food, dj & band on 2nd floor venue room. Town Hall security staff in attendance were excellent and helpful during the evening. Thoroughly enjoyed our experience here :-)
Written June 5, 2022
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Ventoraisle
London, UK117 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019
Wow beautiful location, great atmosphere totally different as a dance location. Really enjoyed the event and being able to admire a palatial sparkling clean and well loved building.
Written December 1, 2019
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Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada1,241 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
This building's architecture is very cool, it was built in 1898 and still stands today in good repair.
Written October 7, 2018
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Jim P
Chelmsford, UK3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2022 • Solo
According to the Colchester District Council website "the Town Hall is open to members of the public to look around".
Apparently not. I couldn't get past the security desk as I was told that casual visitors are not allowed in.
Written June 15, 2022
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MalcH
Loughborough, UK2,861 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2021 • Couples
Amazing building and so dominant in the high street. If you like your architecture then def worth checking out. Make sure you go inside too.
Written October 23, 2021
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Lyndsey Bye
Colchester, UK8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2019 • Couples
On Monday 11th March I married the love of my life in you’re community room with 45 very special guest, You guys were super from the beginning right till the very end. Very supportive very reliable with emails and telephone if we needed anything or any questions we knew we were able to rely on you guys to answer our questions. Always had time for your guest and took care of us while we were there, allowed us to come in Thursday before to test the Music out for our ceremony and made sure we knew where everything was, knew what we needed and gave us everything we needed for our special day. We paid for town hall because it was cheaper than your usual country home, however if we had hundreds of pounds I can honestly hand on heart say we would pick town hall again and again, very very happy with the service we received so happy! Thank you 🙂
Written March 14, 2019
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347valerie
Essex, UK93 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Friends
Huge building dominating the skyline. Steeped in history well worth a visit if possible. Always something going on!
Written September 5, 2018
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Pudding666
Colchester, UK59 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2017
Just a great venue for our wedding.

Staff great

Surroundings great.

Parking easy and the building is fantastic inside and out.
Written June 18, 2018
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AndyG1057
Leicester, UK32 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2017 • Family
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 Colchester's history, I was always proud of my hometown, but on returning a couple of weeks ago I was astounded how shabby it has become. Once on a par with York, it has now fallen into a trap of advanced urban decay. The High Street, once the bustling, beating heart of the town is now punctuated by estate agents, fast food outlets and charity shops, Its only saving grace is a flagship department store - Fenwicks, a shopping mecca for upmarket brands. Elsewhere, the town centre is dirty and down-at-heel, with junky shops and roads which are continuously clogged with traffic. And the level of new building is alarming. Where once there stood a hospital and a small port, there now sit hundreds of mid-rise flats and houses. Bad town planning in the past created two central, uninspiring and unsympathetic shopping centres. Scruffy, wind tunnels both. All-in-all nothing brought back fond memories of my youth and together with my family I vowed never to back again.
Written February 20, 2017
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JenAnnie
Nottingham, UK2,008 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
We had booked a 3 night stay in Colchester for my partners Birthday. What a lovely town this is with beautiful old buildings, like the church & museum & the Town Hall. A great place to visit.
Written August 28, 2023
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