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Our listed Georgian Townhouse, gothic folly and gardens are an intimate & unique venue for your wedding.

Get married at The Minories

There’s something irresistibly romantic about the Minories thanks to its listed Georgian building and intimate garden surrounds.

We offer a full ceremony and reception package, or individual packages if you’d prefer to have just the ceremony or the reception with us. Our capacity for both wedding and reception is 45 people.

Couples who choose to get married here will say their vows in the walled garden. The beautiful arches of the grade II* listed Gothic Folly create a traditional background to your promise to one another, while the cobbled floor and lush flowerbeds of the garden create a fairy-tale feel.

Because the space is very much outdoors it is ideal for a spring or summer wedding, when the warmer temperatures will ensure you are comfortable come your big day. Ceremonies take place outside in the folly, then receptions are indoors in our beautiful ballroom on the first floor of the gallery.

Please note that the garden is a shared space with our cafe, although the cafe tables are restricted to the area of the garden closest to the gallery.


Exchange vows in our beautiful Gothic folly in the garden with up to 45 of your guests.


The Minories building was built during the Tudor period and remodelled in the 1730s to fit Georgian tastes. It now houses Colchester's Oldest Art Gallery, which was established in 1956.


Book your wedding reception in our beautiful first-floor Ballroom.


The Minories is an environmentally responsible wedding venue and our list of recommended suppliers reflects this.

Sustainable weddings

Sustainability is at the centre of everything we do. Our wedding packages champion sustainable suppliers and products, allowing us to make the smallest possible impact on our environment.