The Guildhall Salisbury

The Guildhall Salisbury dates back to 1795 and offers both historic charm coupled with modern venue facilities.  With function rooms of various sizes, all furnished to a high standard, we pride ourselves as the perfect venue for both large events and more intimate occasions.  Whatever your needs our professional team will ensure your occasion, whether it be a conference or wedding, is a day to remember.

The New Guildhall

The new Guildhall was built on the site of the old one. Alterations were then made to the building in 1829 which included the addition of the Grand Jury Room, extensions to the courts and new accommodation for the judges. Since that date, other alterations have been made, including extensive internal alterations. Since 1835 the building has been under the control of local government and is now managed by Salisbury City Council.

In 2010-2011 there was a further major refurbishment. Changes were made to improve public access to the building, to bring further rooms into public use and to do necessary maintenance and repairs. Following this refurbishment, the building became the home of Salisbury City Council, with offices in the upper floors and council meetings held in the principal rooms.



The Council House burnt down after a banquet. The second Earl of Radnor provided for a new building at his own expense. At the same time the opportunity was taken to clear up The Bishop’s Guildhall which had fallen into disrepair and was in ruinous condition with the Bishop unable to afford its upkeep.


The Merchants Guild built a new headquarters called “The Council House” to the north of the Bishop’s Guildhall, near to where the present War Memorial stands.


An Act of Parliament was passed providing for the surrender of the Bishop’s rights to the Guildhall on the condition that a new City jail would be provided.


With four wedding packages to choose from and the flexibility to serve large ceremonies through to intimate occasions, you have the choice of hiring one or more of our splendid rooms or exclusively hire the entire venue to ensure a special day to remember. Our team will work with you every step of the way for your big day.


We pride ourselves in offering first class conference facilities using the latest technology to support you and your delegates. Our four rooms offer the flexbility to cater for all your conference needs. Our professional team will work with you to tailor a package to suit your event requirements.

Opening Details

9am – 5pm
Mon – Fri except bank holidays.

During exhibitions the Guildhall is open every day.

Tickets for all our events are on sale during these hours.

Map & Directions

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