Steeped in over 2,000 years of history.

Built on the foundations of the Roman temple of Claudius, Colchester Castle was built under orders from William the Conqueror in 1076, when Colchester became the first Roman capital of Britain. In 1727 it was bought as a wedding gift for Charles Gray who created a private park around the Castle in the 1740s. In 1922, the Castle and what we now know as Castle Park were acquired by Colchester City Council and is now a public museum and events venue.

The Castle provides a historically unique venue for conferences, lectures, awaydays, workshops, weddings, parties and special celebrations. The Castle's entrance has a drawbridge perfect for group photographs.

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Choose from a range of spaces at The Castle

Charles Gray Room

Capacity: up to 80 people

The ornate and intimate Charles Gray Room with its historic architectural features offers views over the gallery floor.

  • 12m x 7.5m
  • Tables & Chairs
  • Microphone – Available upon Request
  • Wi-Fi
  • Integrated sound system
  • Flipcharts
  • In house catering (guest number dependent)
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The Chapel

Capacity: up to 80 people

The Chapel is an exceptional room with stunning high white vaulted ceilings and a peaceful charm.

  • 12m x 4.5m (excluding alcoves)
  • Tables & Chairs 
  • Microphone – Available upon Request  
  • Wi-Fi 
  • Portable sound system
  • Flipcharts 
  • In house catering (guest number dependent)
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The Secret Chapel (rooftop location)

Capacity: up to 36 people

Climb the spiral staircase to this unique rooftop location which is perfect for intimate gatherings. The natural setting boasts a rustic stone floor, exposed wooden beams, stained glass feature windows and a glazed roof allowing beautiful natural light to flood the space.

  • 18m x 10.5m
  • AV available at an additional hire
  • Bench Style Seating
  • Wi-Fi
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Use this form to enquire about our venues. Our friendly team will be on hand to help with your request and will guide you through the process of organising your event.

The Castle

High Street, Colchester Town Centre

Telephone: 01206 506905


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