Perfect Weddings
Perfect Weddings
Historical Bury St Edmunds
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Corporate Events
Corporate Events
5 versatile spaces for hire
Private Dining
First class food
Private Dining
weddings

Weddings

An Athenaeum wedding is always a memorable occasion and we make it our priority to ensure you have the day of your dreams!

Corporate events

Corporate Events

Amazing ideas come from amazing surroundings and the meeting rooms available at The Athenaeum are no exception.

Private dining

Private Dining

Fundraising dinners, awards ceremonies, birthday parties………the list is endless and the possibilities are limitless!


The Athenaeum Bury St Edmunds

The Athenaeum is a wonderful recently refurbished Grade I listed building with a Georgian chandeliered ballroom ideal for special occasions such as celebration dinners, wedding ceremonies and receptions.

It is located on Angel Hill in the centre of historic Bury St Edmunds and has a range of accessible facilities with number of additional rooms suitable for conferences, meetings and seminars.


History of the Athenaeum

Bury St Edmunds continued to develop in the 18th century. The building called the Athenaeum was built early in the 18th century as Assembly Rooms where people could play cards and attend balls. It became the Athenaeum in 1854.

The grade 1 listed building was built by Frederick Sands, the same architect who worked on Ickworth House. Click here to read more.