We can offer a number of rooms licensed for civil ceremonies, depending on your preference and number of guests attending.

The Music Recital Hall

The award winning Music School was opened in 2006. Renowned for its stunning architecture, the building houses the magnificent red Recital Hall with its floor to ceiling windows overlooking the school playing fields and cricket pavilion. With a backdrop of the adjacent nineteenth century Chapel, this is a truly dramatic location for your civil service, seating up to 110. The grounds surrounding the Music Recital Hall provide an attractive location for reception drinks and canapés with the backdrop of the Chapel and the playing fields.

Great Hall

The Great Hall, located on the first floor of the main building, provides a unique and elegant setting for a wedding. The hall has four large stone arched windows that flood the room with light and provide a beautiful view across the school playing fields. All light wood and with staging that provides flexible seating arrangements, the Great Hall can seat up to 500 guests for a ceremony and a maximum of 220 people for banqueting.

The grounds immediately adjacent to the main building provide an attractive location for the service of reception drinks and canapés, many couples choose to book a gazebo on the lawn. With the backdrop of the main building, you may also want to use this area for photographs. In the event of wet weather, the Foyer with a double staircase leading to the Great Hall provides a suitable alternative.

Civil Ceremony Hire Charges and Bookings

Our team of highly experienced staff are happy to show you around the school, discuss the booking procedures, offer advice on different options and confirm availability. If you would like any further information or would like to arrange a viewing, please do not hesitate to contact us on 01234 362204 or send us an email enterprises@bedfordschool.org.uk.

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