3 reviews of guildhall in English
Oh the town planners of England! This is an architectural gem, an absolutely beautiful building. However, it’s sort of tucked away. There are no site lines of this building. In another time they would have built open space, a park, a few fountains! Somewhere where people could sit in the lee of the building and enjoy the view. Well you can’t! So you’ll just have to crane you neck and take a few moments to enjoy it in all it’s glory.
You may visit here to register a birth or death or to attend a civil wedding - on any day there is usually to be found a wedding party. If you work for the council it will be your place of work and you can hire it for conferences or a party.
If you’ve no reason to visit then take advantage of the Heritage Weekend and you will get a great tour of the interior.
This is an absolutely stunning building set in the heart of Northampton’s town centre. The first time I visited the building was when I went to a friend’s wedding, although as I say the building was stunning the civil ceremony was a complete shambles.
What a shame to hold such a wonderful ceremony in an equally wonderful building but to have it ruined by the conveyor belt service! To start as we arrived to the venue the poor wedding party before us were being shouted at to get in the ceremony room as they had other weddings that day! After being herded through like sheep we were barely able to enjoy the ceremony, which they seemed to cut short as the next wedding was due to start! As we were led out of the room the next party was led into the room! Such a terrible disappointment, after seeing such a beautiful venue!
The breath-taking historic Guildhall is one of the architectural treasures of Northampton.
It is also a working building, used by councillors, community groups, for conference hire, wedding and civil partnership receptions, and much more too.
Late in the summer each year the Guildhall throws open its doors as part of the town’s Heritage Weekend, giving visitors the chance to see not only the spectacular function rooms, but also to see the cells which still remain from the days that the Court Room really was a court room
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