Venue hire

Jersey Heritage has a choice of fascinating and unique heritage sites available for hire; whether it is for your wedding, a large dinner or ball at a castle, a drinks reception in a farmhouse or a breakfast meeting at a museum, we can offer an exceptional, memorable venue for any function and plan an event or day’s activities specifically catered to your budget and requirements.

 

Create your own history in a beautiful and captivating Jersey Heritage Wedding venue.

Whether you desire a simple ceremony or a lavish banquet, we offer imposing castles, a Victorian Merchant’s House, a 17th century farmhouse and a picturesque medieval chapel on a hill.

Your history starts here

Telephone: 01534 633312 or
Email:weddings@jerseyheritage.org » www.jerseyheritage.org/weddings »

Elizabeth Castle in St Aubin’s Bay is a perfect venue for your Jersey wedding. Civil wedding ceremonies are held in the Governor’s House, which was built in the 1590s. Sir Walter Raleigh was its first resident and it was where Charles II lived during his short stay in the 1640s. This beautiful castle has a large terrace, perfect for drinks after your ceremony, and is located near the top of  this historic site where the views are fantastic. Your guests will be thrilled with this wonderful castle location and your Channel Islands wedding will be something  truly spectacular.

Due to its unique location access is very dependent on the tide and weather, as the Castle Ferry will take you and your guests to and from the castle.

The castle ferry can operate at all times except when the tide is high and the wind is strong creating a rough sea. Please take advice from our staff when booking your function. For certain types of event only specific dates will be available.

Some photographs by Natalie Mayer Photography.

Fact file

• Civil ceremonies
• Civil partnerships
• Ceremony capacity 100
• Choice of outdoor areas for drinks
• Only one wedding on site at one time
• Choice of caterers
• Bride’s changing room
• Guest accommodation
• Stunning views
• Wedding coordinator
• Music licence
• Wheelchair access
• Biodegradable confetti permitted
• Fireworks permitted
• Red wine permitted
• Stiletto heels permitted
 

Cally Noel Music Specialist

Harp & Flute for Weddings/receptions, also Medieval & Tudor Music and authentic instruments for Castle, Chapel and Heritage Site Weddings
Address: A La Fin, Bagatelle Road, St Saviour, Jersey JE2 7TY
Tel: 01534 880868
Email: callynoel@yahoo.co.uk

This historic wedding venue is a perfect venue for your ceremony or reception.   Hamptonne offers a traditional Jersey wedding venue in the heart of the Channel Islands.

Hamptonne is a collection of fine traditional Jersey farmhouses dating back to the 17th century, which have been restored to their original beauty. Located in the heart of the Island’s countryside, it is an idyllic site and a perfect venue for a civil wedding ceremony in the Langlois House, which boasts some of the oldest architectural features in the Island, along with an open fire and original beams.

There is a choice of other charming ceremony spaces at the site. After your ceremony, drinks can be held in one of the courtyards, the orchard or Le Pressoir where your drinks can be served on the original cider press. Wedding receptions can be held in a marquee overlooking the meadow or an intimate dinner for up to 20 can be held in Hamptonne House.

Some photographs by ckpweddings.com and Natalie Mayer Photography.

 

Fact file

• Civil ceremony
• Civil ceremony partnerships
• Choice of 4 ceremony areas
• Marquee capacity 130 • Langlois House 40 • Le Pressoir 60 guests • Courtyard 100 guests
• Receptions on site until 12.00am
• Choice of outside areas for drinks
• Parking
• Only one wedding on site at a time
• Choice of caterers
• Wedding coordinator
• Music licence
• Wheelchair access
• Biodegradable confetti allowed
• Red wine allowed
• Stiletto heels allowed

 

Cally Noel Music Specialist

Harp & Flute for Weddings/receptions, also Medieval & Tudor Music and authentic instruments for Castle, Chapel and Heritage Site Weddings
Address: A La Fin, Bagatelle Road, St Saviour, Jersey JE2 7TY
Tel: 01534 880868

Email: callynoel@yahoo.co.uk

The Merchants House at No 9 Pier Road adjoins the Jersey Museum and is one of the finest examples of a 19th century town house in Jersey. It has been fully restored to how it would have looked in 1861 when it was home to a prosperous family in Victorian St Helier.  It offers a wonderful intimate venue for your Jersey wedding.

Civil wedding ceremonies are held in the beautiful gas-lit Victorian drawing room. Following your ceremony you can have drinks in the museum courtyard and gardens whilst the drawing room is transformed into an intimate reception space where dinners can be held for up to 30 guests.

The Museum Brasserie is also an ideal location for wedding receptions. In the summer the walled courtyard, adorned with lavender and vines, is a beautiful and peaceful refuge in the heart of St Helier. There is also a choice of four other ceremony venues at the Jersey Museum.

Some photographs by Natalie Mayer Photography.

 

Fact file


• Civil ceremony capacity 60
• Civil partnerships
• Wedding receptions
• Inside reception rooms, capacity 20 • Concourse 100  •  Theatre 50 •  Gardens 40
• Choice of four ceremony areas
• Choice of outside areas for drinks
• Only one wedding on site at a time
• Choice of caterers
• Bride’s changing room
• Wedding coordinator
• Music licence
• Wheelchair access
• Biodegradable confetti permitted
• Red wine permitted
• Stiletto heels permitted

This ancient site has beautiful and peaceful grounds that are dominated by a grassed hill topped by the picturesque 12th Century chapel of Notre Dame de la Clarté, where small religious  wedding ceremonies can take place.

Civil wedding and partnership ceremonies can be held on the beautiful rose covered veranda and wedding receptions can be held in a marquee in the shade of mature trees in the grounds.  This is a unique and special venue, which will make your wedding day really special.

Video with kind permission of Somma Productions and the Bride and Groom. Some images with kind permission from Natalie Mayer Photography and CKP.

 

Fact file

• Civil ceremony capacity 100
• Civil partnerships
• Chapel ceremony capacity 25
• Marquee reception capacity 130
• Receptions on site until 1am
• Choice of outdoor areas for drinks
• Parking
• Only one wedding on site at a time
• Choice of caterers
•Wedding coordinator
• Music licence
•Wheelchair access
• Biodegradable confetti permitted
• Red wine permitted
• Stiletto heels permitted

Mont Orgueil Castle is one of the best-preserved castles in Britain and one of the most striking and attractive sites in the Island. It makes a perfect location for a castle wedding, with wonderful views across the sea. Your guests will be amazed at this historic wedding venue and this castle will be a backdrop to a wedding ceremony that will never be forgotten.

Built in the 13th century to protect the Island against the French, this dramatic castle towers over the harbour at Gorey. With spectacular views of the Island’s east coast and across the sea to France, it makes the perfect backdrop for a wedding ceremony or reception.

Civil ceremonies are held in the candlelit Medieval Great Hall at the very top of the castle with views across to France. Religious ceremonies can take place inside the Chapel of St George or at an outside altar at the heart of the castle that creates the most stunning and unique venue for a ceremony.

After, your ceremony drinks can be held in a number of beautiful locations such as the de Carteret Garden, the Middle Ward or the Grand Battery whilst your guests enjoy the views across the bay. Wedding receptions can be held in a marquee in the lower castle or in a choice of impressive rooms inside the castle.

Some photographs by Andy Le Gresley, Matt Porteousckpweddings.com and Natalie Mayer Photography.

Fact file

• Civil and religious ceremonies
• Civil partnerships
• Ceremony capacity 100
• Wedding receptions
• Marquee capacity 130
• Reception for up to 60 inside the castle
• Choice of outside areas for drinks
• Receptions on site until 1.00am
• Stunning views
• Parking (limited)
• Only one wedding on site at a time
• Choice of caterers
• Bride’s changing room
• Wedding coordinator
• Music licence
• Wheelchair access (limited)
• Biodegradable confetti permitted
• Fireworks permitted
• Red wine permitted
• Stiletto heels permitted

 

Cally Noel Music Specialist

Harp & Flute for Weddings/receptions, also Medieval & Tudor Music and authentic instruments for Castle, Chapel and Heritage Site Weddings
Address: A La Fin, Bagatelle Road, St Saviour, Jersey JE2 7TY
Tel: 01534 880868
Email: callynoel@yahoo.co.uk

Dating from 1852, the main college building is a fine example of Gothic Revival architecture and is an iconic St Helier landmark. Civil wedding and partnership ceremonies for up to 200 guests can be held in the majestic Great Hall or more intimate ceremonies for up to 60 in the panelled De Quetteville Library. After your  ceremony, drinks receptions can be held on the sweeping lawn in front of the college with panoramic views over St. Helier, whilst the hall is transformed into an impressive and elegant reception venue for up to 150 guests.

Fact File:

  • Civil ceremonies
  • Civil Partnerships
  • Great Hall ceremony (capacity 250)
  • De Quetteville Library ceremony (capacity 60)
  • Choice of outdoor areas for drinks
  • Receptions on site until 1.00am
  • Panoramic views across St Helier
  • Parking
  • Only one wedding on site at a time
  • Wedding Co-ordinator
  • Music licence
  • Biodegradable confetti is permitted
  • Red wine permitted
  • Stiletto heels permitted

For more information about hosting your special day at a Jersey Heritage Wedding Venue, please contact a member of the Jersey Heritage Wedding Team by calling 01534 633312, email weddings@jerseyheritage.org or visit www.jerseyheritage.org.  They can advise on plans and arrangements and will be on site throughout the day to ensure all runs smoothly.

 

 

These sites have been at the heart of island life for 3,000 years. In choosing to hold your event with us you are helping to preserve Jersey’s culture and heritage.

For further information on this and our availability and packages please contact the Heritage Venues Co-ordinator:

Telephone: 01534 633312 or
Email:venuehire@jerseyheritage.org » www.jerseyheritage.org/venue-hire »

Jersey has been protected for 300 years by this fortification built on an island in St Aubin’s Bay. Twice a day this imposing castle is surrounded by the rising tide making it a truly spectacular venue.

Due to the unique location of the castle, access is very dependent on the tide and weather. The castle ferry can operate at all times except when the tide is high and the wind is strong creating a rough sea. Please take advice from our staff when booking your function. For certain types of event only specific dates will be available.

The Governor’s House


Built in the 1590s this was once home to Sir Walter Raleigh and Charles II. This beautiful building, with a large outside terrace, is located near the top of the castle and has fantastic views. The house boasts two original granite fireplaces and wooden floors. It is available for daytime and evening hire for dinner parties, lunches, presentations or a summer drinks reception on the terrace.

Dinner capacity 80
Drinks/buffet capacity 150

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Located in the heart of Jersey’s countryside, Hamptonne is a beautifully restored farm with a collection of thatched granite houses, stables and meadows. It is an idyllic rural site, offering a traditional and memorable setting for any occasion.

Hamptonne House

Restored to how it would have looked in the 1640s, the house provides an atmospheric setting for your event. Filled with candles, with open fires and a Jacobean banqueting table, this house is a special venue for a dinner or drinks reception.

Dinner capacity 16
Buffet/drinks capacity 30

The Courtyard

This area is available in the evenings for an outdoor drinks reception surrounded by the restored farm buildings with thatched roofs, which create a beautiful backdrop.

Courtyard capacity 150

Le Pressoir / The Cider Barn

With its traditional press and granite apple crusher, this is a special venue for a drinks function or buffet. It is particularly popular in the winter months for candle-lit receptions with mulled cider and bean crock.

Le Pressoir / The Cider Barn capacity 60

The whole site

The whole farm can be hired for the evening. All the buildings remain open and guests would be free to explore the farm. Drinks with stories from our Goodwyf and other living history characters can be taken in the courtyard or cider barn, before a dinner in Hamptonne house or a stroll through the archway and past the herb garden to a marquee overlooking the meadow.
Dinner in a marquee capacity 130
Buffet/drinks in a marquee capacity 200

Jersey Archive offers a light, airy and comfortable meeting room with modern facilities and equipment.

The Jersey Archive was built in 1993 to collect and preserve the records of the Island. As well as collecting records the Jersey Archive is committed to making the Island’s records widely available to the public.

The Louise Rose Room

This bright, airy and comfortable meeting room with modern facilities and equipment is housed in the Archive building in a quiet part of St Helier. The room is fully wheelchair accessible, with an adjoining kitchen, some onsite parking and ample public parking nearby. The room is an excellent venue for courses, presentations or workshop sessions.

Theatre style capacity 60
Boardroom style capacity 30
Classroom style capacity 36

Jersey Museum & Art Gallery, Merchant's House explains the traditions and culture of the Island and is a peaceful refuge in the heart of St Helier. The site has a number of areas for hire and is ideal for meetings, workshops, launches or social events, with the benefit of an onsite Brasserie that boasts an award winning al fresco area.

Easily accessible, the site has a number of areas for hire and is ideal for meetings, workshops, launches or social events, with the benefit of an on-site Brasserie that boasts an award winning al fresco dining area.

Entertaining

Concourse

The large ground floor concourse at the Museum is an excellent setting for evening drinks receptions, award ceremonies and launches for up to 120 guests.

The Merchant’s House

This house adjoins the Jersey Museum and is one of the finest examples of a 19th century town house in Jersey. It has been fully restored to how it would have looked in 1861 when it was home to a prosperous family in Victorian St Helier. Dinners and drinks receptions can be held in the beautiful gas-lit drawing room. Functions can incorporate a guided tour of the house and art gallery.

Dinner capacity 20
Drinks reception capacity 40

Whole Museum hire

The whole Museum is available for hire in the evenings with all exhibition rooms, the Merchant’s House and the art gallery open for up to 250 guests to explore.

Meetings

Ouless Room

The Ouless room is situated in a quiet area of the Museum. Delegates will pass through the art gallery on their way to this bright, modern meeting room. With full wheel chair access and air-conditioning the room is ideal for meetings, presentations, workshops and courses.

Theatre style capacity 80
Boardroom style capacity 30
Classroom style capacity 36

The Concourse Theatre

The theatre is located on the ground floor and can be hired for events such as presentations, launches and awards evenings. Accommodating up to 60 guests this can be used in conjunction with a drinks reception in the Museum concourse. It is also available for early morning presentations with breakfast in the Brasserie or concourse.

The Merchant's House Brasserie  is available to help cater your event or meeting.  Please contact them directly regarding your catering requirements.

2,000 years older than the Pyramids, La Hougue Bie has dominated Jersey’s landscape for 6,000 years. The impressive mound is topped by a medieval chapel and surrounded by mature trees. The site has seen many changes over the years and today this peaceful site offers a unique insight into the lives of our distant ancestors and is a superb venue for an evening function.

A marquee under the mature trees offers a tranquil and impressive venue for receptions, parties, balls, meetings and presentations.

Dinner in a marquee capacity 130
Buffet/drinks in a marquee capacity 200

 

Images by CKP. 

Set in the old harbour area of St Helier and housed in an historic granite warehouses, the award winning Maritime Museum is an ideal venue for a special function.

The Museum is very convenient for local businesses as it is only a 10-minute walk from the town centre and ample public parking is available nearby.

The Globe Room

The centrepiece of the Museum is the Globe Room. This fascinating space is filled with interactive exhibits and is an impressive and memorable venue for any function.

Capacity 120

The Occupation Tapestry Gallery

The gallery houses 12 vibrant and emotive tapestries documenting the German occupation of Jersey. It is a popular space for presentations and tours.

Capacity 120

Whole Museum hire

A presentation can be held in the Occupation Tapestry Gallery with a drinks reception to follow in the Globe Room, enabling your guests to explore the whole Museum in private.

Capacity 250

Standing majestically over the fishing village of Gorey, Mont Orgueil provides a dramatic backdrop to any event. Built in the 13th century to protect the Island against the French, this jewel in Jersey's crown is one of the best-preserved castles in Britain and one of the most photographed sites in the Island.

The Medieval Great Hall

Standing high up in the heart of the building, this hall is the oldest part of the medieval castle and is believed to have been the site of grand celebrations and ceremonies. With a beaten earth floor, vaulted roof and arched windows looking down to the sea and across to the coast of France, it offers an impressive location for dinners, drinks parties and presentations.

Dinner capacity 60
Drinks/buffet capacity 100
Theatre style capacity 80
Boardroom style capacity 25

The Tudor Great Chamber

This room boasts an oak floor, high ceiling and leaded windows and was used by the Governors of Jersey in the 16th Century. It can now be used for functions and parties with portraits of Queens Elizabeth I and II presiding over events.

Dinner capacity 60
Drinks/buffet capacity 100
Theatre style capacity 80
Boardroom style capacity 25

The Lower Ward

This area offers easy access for all guests and has an unrivalled view of Jersey’s east coast. Guests can enjoy spectacular views of the castle and sea while having drinks before dinner in a marquee. In the summer months the Lower Ward can also be hired for BBQs and drinks functions.

Dinner in a marquee capacity 130
Drinks/buffet in a marquee capacity 200

The Grand Battery

This was originally a 16th century gun battery and is now a sweeping lawned platform that dominates the North Eastern part of the castle, and offers superb views of Jersey’s east coast and across the sea to France. It is the perfect location for a summer’s evening drinks function before either entering the castle for dinner or going back down to the lower ward for a function in a marquee.

Capacity 150  

The  Herb Garden

This is a recreation of a 17th century formal garden. It is an idyllic sheltered spot and excellent for pre-dinner drinks with exceptional, uninterrupted views out to sea.

Capacity 80

 

Image 2 by Matt Porteous, Image 4 by Andy Le Gresley.

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