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Great Octagon

Great Octagon

A perfect space for a wedding ceremony, drinks reception or business event.

Image: The Great Octagon
Image: The Great Octagon, Paola Ferla Photography
Image: Ceremony in the Great Octagon

Octagonal in shape and housing four original marble fireplaces and eighteenth century portraits, this room began life as a card room where parties gathered at tables to play Whist and other games of chance. At the centre of this sunny yellow room is a particularly spectacular Whitefriars crystal chandelier, the largest in the building.

The Great Octagon adjoins the large Ball Room, Tea Room and Card Room, the latter providing access to a small garden. Today the Great Octagon is most frequently used for drinks receptions and ceremonies or for conference exhibitors, registration and refreshments. 

To book, find out more or to view the venue, please call the team on 01225 477786 or complete our enquiry form.

Also in the Assembly Rooms