Wedding ReceptionsWedding reception venue in Bedford

The planning of your special day can be very stressful and we would like to help by reducing that stress. Our Events team have years of experience and can offer their knowledge in preparation for your big day. We are able to offer tailored menus with traditional or contemporary catering, Champagne or Kir Royale receptions and an extensive wine menu that can tickle the taste buds of the most discerning guests.

We have some wonderful historic and unusual venues that are available to make your wedding extra special.  Please see some information below on the different location that are available to hire...



Historic Old Town Hall

Bedford Corn Exchange now organises civil wedding ceremonies at the Old Town Hall.

The Old Council Chamber and Mayor's Parlour are licensed venues to hold Civil Wedding Ceremonies. 

This is the ideal Town Centre venue for your perfect day.
For more information please contact us.

Civil Wedding Ceremony at Bedford's Historic Old Town Hall

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Bedford Corn Exchange

The Bedford Corn Exchange provides a beautiful and breathtaking wedding reception venue for your special occasion with a unique fusion of historic setting and professional services that creates a warm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests. The venue will exceed your expectations with the highest quality food and services. Whatever the challenge, we will rise to the task with innovation and style.

For more information please contact us.


Bromham Mill

The picturesque Bromham Mill is situated on the outskirts of Bedford and provides a fantastic setting for your big day.

We can event manage your entire wedding experience, with the special day taking place within the grand marquee in the meadow grounds. You will have your own wedding planner to ensure you have everything you need to make your wedding day a 'day to remember'.

The main mill building and gallery is an excellent place for a smaller wedding reception.

For more information please contact us.


The Higgins Bedford

The Higgins Bedford is an exciting, unique and accessible venue for weddings.  Newly refitted throughout it boasts state of the art facilities, flexible spaces and an attractive central location close to the Town Centre and Bedford’s Beautiful Embankment.

We have three rooms available for hire:

Sir William Harpur Gallery

An elegant space that’s ideal for evening receptions.  The opportunity to view temporary and touring exhibitions in this gallery will add a cultural twist to any planned event.

Castle Room

A state of the art room with PA system and adjoining catering facilities.  This space is ideal for evening receptions.

Wixamtree Gallery

A newly refurbished space ideal for those that would like to hold a small reception amidst the cultural surroundings of The Higgins renowned watercolour and print collection.

For more information please contact us.


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Additional Charges Main Auditorium

Additional Charges Harpur Suite

Additional Charges Howard Room

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Bedford wedding reception venue