From 16 September 2019 until further notice all ceremonies in Norwich Castle will take place in the Colman Gallery.
This is because the Benefactors Room will be closed while Norwich Castle is refurbished.
We expect to be back in the Benefactors Room in late 2021, but this is not confirmed and is subject to change. When we have a confirmed date we will be update this page.
Due to the pandemic the current capacity for ceremonies at the Castle is 15 people – this includes the couple, both registrars and a further 11 guests, two of which must be your witnesses. If you have a photographer this counts as one of the 11 guests.
The normal capacity of the Colman Gallery is 75 people (50 people in the Benefactors Room), including the two witnesses, photographer and attendants, but excluding the couple and two registrars.
Please consider your guest numbers if you are booking for late 2021 and beyond as once we move back to the Benefactors Room (link to BR page) the capacity the ceremony room can accommodate will be lower.
Ceremonies take place on the hour from 10am-4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm-4pm on Wednesdays, and 2-3pm on Sundays.
Photographs can only be taken inside the ceremony room. You won't have access to other areas of the Museum for photos. No flash photography is allowed in the ceremony room due to potential damage to the artwork. You're welcome to use the Castle gardens. There are some interesting locations in the grounds, including an open air theatre space.
The fees for marrying in the Colman Gallery are the same as the Benefactors Room. Visit our fees page for more information.
Animals are not allowed into the Castle with the exception of service dogs.
During the refurbishment there is room for a bridal car, however this should not be larger than a people carrier because space is restricted. There are plenty of public car parks close by including Castle Mall, for guests.