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

Steeped in history and grace, The Athenaeum is a beautiful Grade I listed venue located on Angel Hill, in the very heart of historic Bury St Edmunds. Licensed for Weddings, Civil Ceremonies and Partnerships, it is perfect for a truly memorable day.


The traditional charm of the ornate Ballroom provides the perfect backdrop for a stunning wedding from 60 up to 180 guests. Alternatively the 1st floor Lounge and Reading Room are idyllic settings for smaller, more intimate receptions from 10 people. Whichever you choose you will have exclusive use of the space and we can accommodate most budgets, wishes and imaginations to help you create magical memories.


A range of packages are available but your day will always be as individual as you are so we are always happy to discuss bespoke options with you too.


Located opposite The Athenaeum is the beautiful Abbey Garden which offer some fantastic photo opportunities.


During the warmer months we are able to offer reception drinks in the Rose Garden before making your way over to The Athenaeum for your wedding breakfast.

The Old Billiard Room and the Library are used by the Suffolk Registration Service for ceremonies, ideal for couples wishing to hold their ceremony, reception and wedding breakfast under one roof, reducing transporting costs for your guests, flowers and cake etc between venues. There are also a number of excellent hotels in the town and we can sometimes organise special accommodation rates, subject to availability.


We can accommodate receptions for as little as 10 people. From afternoon tea to fine dining. Contact us today for a no obligation quotation and viewing.


We want everyone to enjoy our stunning, iconic venue and so for Summer 2019 only we are offering an exclusive chance to get married at The Athenaeum with an amazing discount on our all-inclusive Wedding Packages.

A minimum of 80 guests is required to receive £10.00pp off our Gold and Platinum packages, normally priced at £80.00 and £95.00 per person, thus saving your budget upwards of £800.00 *applicable for Weddings booked for June, July and August 2019.


Contact our Wedding Co-ordinator to discuss packages and prices for your special day. Whatever your requirements, rest assured our experienced team can prepare the best package to suit all of your wishes.


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Contact our Wedding Co-ordinator

Contact our dedicated Wedding Co-ordinator Louise on 01284 758380 to discuss your requirements and she will give you the personal care and attention your wedding day deserves.

Contact our Wedding Co-ordinator