Benefactors room

Norwich Castle is one of the city's most famous landmarks and was built by the Normans over 900 year ago. Whilst Norwich Castle is a public building, the Benefactors Room is not open to the public and your ceremony will be completely private. The Rotunda is open to the public and your guests, including the café and the shop. Our small 2+2 ceremonies take place at the Registration Offices at County Hall.

Ceremony Times

Ceremonies are offered on the hour from 10am to 4pm on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, 12pm to 4pm on Wednesdays, and 2pm and 3pm on Sundays.

Open Mornings

If you are thinking of getting married in the Benefactors Room then come along one of our free to attend open mornings on the following dates: 

20 January 10am–12.30pm
21 February 10am–1.30pm
10 March 10am-12.30pm 
21 March 10am–1.30pm
18 April 10am–1.30pm
9 May 10am–1pm
6 June 10am–1pm
11 July 10am–1pm
8 August 10am–1pm
5 September 10am–1pm
3 October 10am–1pm
7 November 10am–1pm
5 December 10am–1pm


The capacity of the Benefactors Room is 50 people including the two witnesses, photographer and bridesmaids, but excluding the couple and two Registrars.


You are welcome to use the Castle gardens for photographs. There are some interesting locations in the grounds, including an open air theatre space.


Confetti can be thrown anywhere in the castle grounds as long as it is bio-degradable.

Disabled access

The Benefactors Room is on the ground floor in the Castle. There is an outside lift from the gardens up to the front door of the Castle.


There is parking at the Castle for the bridal car and there are numerous public car parks in the vicinity for guests, particularly the Castle Mall car park which is on site.


See our list of fees

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