The Rochester Corn Exchange is a luxurious and imposing Grade I listed building
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This luxurious and imposing Grade I listed building was constructed in 1706 by the rather splendidly named Admiral Sir Cloudsley Shovel, whose coat of arms can be found above the High Street entrance. It has enjoyed a varied history as a butchers market, a courtroom, a concert hall and a cinema. For the past 100 years it has functioned as Rochester’s premier venue for parties, events and weddings offering you the flexibility to enjoy the day of your dreams in a historical setting.
Located just off the beautifully preserved Victorian High Street, famous for its connections with Charles Dickens, the venue is close to the cobbled Boley Hill that links the High Street through an ancient gateway to the moat of Rochester Castle and Gardens on your right, and to the left Rochester Cathedral.
The Queens Hall is the largest space here for ceremonies and receptions hosting up to 300 loved ones (or 275 with a dancefloor). A luxurious space with wow factor, its stunning architectural features include high ceilings, sparkling chandeliers and impressive windows. This room can be configured to suit weddings of all sizes and can host wedding breakfasts, sit-down meals and evening celebrations.
The Princes Hall is suitable for more intimately sized events and can host up to 80 nearest and dearest for ceremonies. It can also act as a welcome area for drinks and canapés when used in conjunction with The Queens Hall, linked together by the grand sweep of the staircase.
Rochester Corn Exchange uses a number of specially selected caterers to suit all budgets, tastes and types of wedding including Asian and Afro- Caribbean. The three existing packages, The Cathedral, The Castle and The Courtyard all give exclusive access to the venue.