The Rochester Corn Exchange

Northgate, Rochester, Kent ME1 1LS


From Elizabethan castles and town houses to majestic courtrooms and market halls, Medway is blessed with some breathtaking wedding venues. Whether you’re looking for something intimate or grand, you’ll find it here ready to celebrate your historic day in our historic settings.

Along the cobbled High Street, a stone’s throw from Rochester Castle and Cathedral is the Rochester Corn Exchange. Built in 1706 by Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovel, this magnificent Grade I listed building has a capacity of up to 300 people, bespoke catering options and an Instagram friendly luxury décor. It can be transformed seamlessly from wedding venue to banqueting space and dancefloor.

For people looking for that unique luxurious venue, it is difficult to beat. Its flexibility as a venue ensures plenty of options for couples planning their wedding day, either on its own or as a package with other venues in Medway’s heritage collection, including Upnor Castle, Eastgate House and The Guildhall Museum.

The Rochester Corn Exchange can be booked in its entirety, or you can reserve one of two spaces, the larger Queens Hall or the more intimate Princes Hall, either of which will give your wedding day celebrations the wow factor.

The Queens Hall, named in commemoration of a visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1961 is a venue fit for royalty, the grandest of spaces to enjoy your unforgettable day,

with intricately decorated high ceilings and period columns. With an abundance of natural light and ornate chandeliers, it’s clear this is a wedding venue with a sense of occasion, one that transforms seamlessly from day to night. It has space for up to 300 guests.

The Princes Hall, with space for up to 100 guests, is also full of historic charm leading out onto one of the Rochester Corn Exchange’s most iconic features, the sweeping original staircase, perfect for photo opportunities.

The Rochester Corn Exchange has the flexibility to deliver all elements of your historic day from wedding breakfast to the evening celebrations with our dedicated wedding planning team here to provide a personal service bespoke to your individual needs. Their focus - to ensure you enjoy every moment.


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