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Hires and Wedding Receptions

The Guildhall is a unique Victorian Grade II listed building full of history with a variety of spaces available for every occasion.

With its town centre location, friendly staff, excellent transport links and parking close-by: make the Guildhall your first choice for room hire in Grantham.

The former town hall’s imposing Victorian clock tower dominates St Peter’s Hill in the town centre and is well situated and easy to find.  Behind the grand facade are a range of rooms and support facilities to accommodate a variety of occasions including performances, conferences, seminars, presentations, meetings, workshops, receptions and parties.  Spaces for hire include the impressive Ballroom, the 210 seat Theatre, Studio 1Studio 2Studio 4, Studio 6, Studio 7 and The Newton Room.

Food and beverage

If you’d like to bring in a certified caterer for your event, we also have a professional kitchen and a range of support equipment available for hire. The Guildhall has a range of licenced bar areas which can be opened for your event at request.

Event support

At the Guildhall we understand that organising events can be stressful which is why our  team make every effort to ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible from arranging your room to supplying* technical support.

Access friendly

All public areas inside the Guildhall are accessible to wheelchair users with a lift to the first and second floors.  There are disabled toilet facilities on the ground floor and an induction loop in the auditorium.  Anyone requiring assistance should inform the venue prior to visiting and we will be more than happy to help. Assistance dogs will receive a warm welcome into the venue.

Anyone interested in booking a room is welcome to view the spaces available by appointment.

Please note: Advertised prices relate to events held from Monday to Saturday.  The Guildhall is closed on Sundays although can be made available at managements’ discretion.  Special rates apply.

Venue access times

The Guildhall is open Monday to Saturday and closed on Sundays and public holidays.

The main front doors to the venue will open from 09:00 as standard, access to hires will be granted from 8:30 via the Edith Smith side entrance.

If no events have been programmed, the standard closing time for the venue is 17:00 unless agreed otherwise by the venue management team.

How to hire 

To check space availability or to discuss a hire please click here.

All hires and events are bound to the terms and conditions of the Guildhall, these can be downloaded at the bottom of this page.


‘I want to extend a personal thank-you for all your assistance and hard work helping us make yeserday’s event a success…  I certainly wouldn’t hesitate to recommend the Guildhall to colleagues organising future events.’  East Midlands Regional LAF Co-ordinator

‘Everyone was impressed with the hall and venue.   All staff were extrememly helpful and courteous.  The food was plentiful and delicious and the service from the catering staff was top class.  All our requests were actioned with no problem especially in tight timescales.’  PA to Director of Strategic PLanning & Health Outcomes NHS Lincolnshire

‘We found you and your staff very helpful both the evening before and on the day…  We wanted a venue not too formal with a community feel but also a grandness suitable for an awards ceremony.  The ballroom was perfect for this purpose…  The venue provided great value for money and the hire fees were very reasonable.’  Dec Marketing

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