Private parties

Parties at the Guildhall

Booking your private party at the Guildhall

The Guildhall is a great venue for your party. The team will be happy to assist you booking this exquisite venue which will make a stunning backdrop for your party.

How to book

See the price list and book a venue

To make or discuss a booking, contact our team on 01604 838400 or email [email protected]

We also offer preferential rates for charities and voluntary groups.

Guildhall booking form - charities and voluntary organisations

Find out more about each venue:

The Great Hall The Court Room The Godwin Room The Guildhall Courtyard

Private parties - room hire information

Catering

We have catering and bar contracts in place and all food must be provided by one of the caterers on our framework and all alcohol must be provided by Phipps Brewery. We have a range of caterers who can work with you to design your perfect menu; please contact the team at the Guildhall Office on 01604 838400 or email [email protected].

Entertainment

You are welcome to use any entertainer you wish, but they must email us at [email protected] to discuss any limitation that might cause a problem such as, smoke machines, haze machines, confetti cannons or fireworks.

Decorations

You may provide your own decorations but there are certain restrictions about the items you may use as decorations. Example restrictions are that you must always use fire-retardant materials and we do not permit the use of helium balloons in the building. Other restrictions may apply depending on your requirements.

Furniture

We have furniture available for the function; however, if this is not satisfactory and you would prefer an alternative you will be required to hire anything that we do not have in stock. Email us for details: [email protected].

Parking                            

We can provide parking at the Guildhall for anyone involved in the organisation of the event; e.g. disco, caterers, table dressers etc. All other guests can use the public parking provided within the town centre. Cars will need to be removed from the Guildhall car park after the event has finished.

Find out about parking in Northampton

Security                         

Our terms and conditions stipulate that we have two fully-licensed security door supervisors for the first 50 guests and 1 more for every other 50 guests. This is a discreet and professional service and you will hardly notice they are there. We will arrange this for you when your numbers have been confirmed. Email [email protected] for prices.

Accidental damage 

You are liable for any damage to the building or its fixtures and fittings caused as a result of the function and will be invoiced accordingly after the event. This is not a regular occurrence but all clients are informed at this stage.

Age verification

Before serving alcohol from these premises the responsible member of staff must ask all customers who appear to be under the age of 25 for a suitable means of identification bearing their name, date of birth, and a holographic mark. To do this we have adopted a "Challenge 25" policy.  Please read our full age verification policy for more details.