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The Athenaeum, Bury St. Edmunds

Angel Hill, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 1LU
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The Athenaeum is a beautiful Grade I listed building, licenced for civil ceremonies and partnerships. It is located in the heart of Bury St Edmunds with a close by car park available for you and your guests.

The elegant Georgian Ballroom is a romantic and ideal setting for wedding ceremonies and receptions. This ornate and impressive space is complete with a grand high ceiling ,a balcony and a sweeping staircase for that fairy-tale entrance and magical photographs.

Whatever your requirements, budget, dreams or wishes for your big day, our team at The Athenaeum are dedicated to making it the best and most enjoyable day of your life. We pride ourselves on attention to detail and work closely with you to ensure that nothing is overlooked.

The Athenaeum is also great place for business meetings and banqueting with 5 rooms available to hire individually or you might choose to hire the whole venue exclusively.

- Unique chandeliered Georgian Ballroom

- Weddings from 20 to 160 (seated)

- Wedding packages or bespoke quotation available to suit your needs

- Licenced for civil ceremonies and partnerships

- Additional function rooms available to hire

- Parties up to 250

- Experienced in house chefs and event planner

- Perfect for meetings and banqueting

- Close-by car park available

Ballroom
Max Capacity 250

Located on the ground floor this large, flexible space lends itself to almost any meeting configuration.

Low-level staging is available for hire and all standard AV equipment (screen, projector, wireless internet access, flipcharts and delegate stationery) are included within the room hire or delegate rate charges. There is also a full sound system available and technical support is available upon request.

This Georgian chandeliered room is also the perfect surrounding for events and weddings.

Click here to view the virtual tour of this room via RICOH THETA.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 160
Boardroom 70
Cabaret 160
Classroom 100
Dinner Dance 160
Reception 250
Theatre 180
U-Shape 70
Click here for room layout guide
The Lounge
Max Capacity 70

The Lounge (inter-linked with the Reading Room) is situated on the 1st floor.

Hire of this bright and airy space includes all standard AV equipment (screen, projector, wireless internet access, flipcharts and delegate stationery) within both room hire and delegate rate charges and contains its own bar.

Click here to view the virtual tour of this room via RICOH THETA.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Boardroom 40
Cabaret 48
Classroom 30
Dinner Dance 50
Reception 70
Theatre 70
U-Shape 40
Click here for room layout guide
The Reading Room
Max Capacity 40

Inter-linked with the Lounge the Reading Room is a beautiful yet formal meeting space on the 1st floor benefiting from a balcony over-looking Angel Hill and the entrance to the Abbey Gardens.

Click here to view the virtual tour of this room via RICOH THETA.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Banquet 30
Boardroom 25
Cabaret 32
Classroom 20
Dinner Dance 40
Reception 40
Theatre 40
U-Shape 25
Click here for room layout guide
The Old Library
Max Capacity 60

This room is located on the ground floor opposite the Old Billiards Room and is flooded with natural daylight and can be hired individually or on a joint basis (not available on Saturdays throughout the year).

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 60
Click here for room layout guide
The Old Billiards Room
Max Capacity 60

This room is located on the ground floor opposite the Old Library and it is flooded with natural daylight and can be hired individually or on a joint basis (not available on Saturdays throughout the year).

Click here to view the virtual tour of this room via RICOH THETA.

Room Layouts

Layout type Capacity
Theatre 60
Click here for room layout guide

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