The Grand Hall – high class wedding venue

Tuesday 10 May 2016

The latest wedding ceremony centre to be licensed in Bedford is The Grand Hall in the former High School in Bromham Road.

Now part of The Bedford Sixth Form, the wood-panelled hall with ornate vaulted ceilings is a going to be a wonderful venue for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies for up to 160 guests. 

The hall dates back to 1882 and is steeped in history as part of the Harpur Trust estate.  Benefiting from distinctive Victorian décor, The Grand Hall has impressive wooden doors that provide a stately entrance for a special wedding march.

The Grand Hall boasts an exquisite original John Broadwood and Sons piano dating back to the 19th century and has a stunning showpiece organ located on the overhead balcony. 

It was built for the Harpur Trust as a school hall in ‘Free Tudor’ style and from the beginning has been considered to be a notable landmark in the town, featuring in guidebooks and on postcards.

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The Grand Hall is also an ideal venue for wedding receptions and special functions and is available to hire at weekends and during the school holidays.  

For those planning a small, intimate celebration for less than 20 people, the beautiful Sixth Form Boardroom is also licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies. 

Andrew Keen, Managing Director of Bedford College Services Ltd said:  “I am so pleased that we are opening our doors on our newest venture and are offering weddings and civil partnerships in such a splendid part of the College.”

BCS Ltd will be celebrating the launch of The Grand Hall with a dedicated Wedding Showcase on Sunday 10th July between 11am and 4pm. The event will open the venue to prospective brides and grooms and will give them an opportunity to meet trusted local suppliers. 

These will range from fabulous florists to luxury dressmakers and from expert photographers to classic car chauffeurs.

For a full list of attending suppliers please visit

For more information on hiring the Grand Hall email or call Events Coordinator Dani Bish on 01234 291192.