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Looking for a unique, historic venue for your special day?

The 15th-century Dragon Hall – home to the National Centre for Writing – is a magnificent timbered trading hall and courtyard garden located in the heart of Norwich, easily accessible from city centre hotels and the train station.

The soaring oak-beamed Great Hall paired with the contemporary glass wall of the Foyle Gallery offers a stunning setting for your wedding day, and the specially designed white flower border in our garden forms an elegant backdrop for photographs.

We are fully licensed for weddings and civil partnerships but are also happy to host just your reception and evening party. Please note we do not offer a ceremony-only package.

You will have exclusive use of the hall for the whole day. We can accommodate up to 120 people for your ceremony and 80 people for dining in our Great Hall and for dancing in the Foyle Gallery, but the space is also adaptable for smaller occasions with a more intimate feel.

We work exclusively with acclaimed wedding specialists, Softley Events, to ensure that every detail of your special day is perfect and memorable.

Click to download the brochure for Weddings at Dragon Hall

If you would like to visit Dragon Hall to tour the building and discuss your wedding plans, please contact weddings@nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk or call 01603 877177

Weddings at Dragon Hall

Please note:

  • Wedding hires are available on Saturdays only – we are unable to offer weekday ceremonies
  • Please make your venue inquiry with us before booking a registrar for your chosen date
  • Dragon Hall has full disabled access and a hearing loop is in operation
  • Hire of the hall includes furniture and the use of all our audio-visual equipment. It does not include catering, bar facilities, music, flowers or other decorations
  • Please note there can be no use of naked flames whatsoever in the building and confetti is not permitted
  • There is no on-site parking for guests other than blue badge holders
  • We are five minutes’ walk from Norwich Train Station and a short taxi ride from city centre hotels
  • We work exclusively with Softley Events and their approved caterers and bar suppliers

Dragon Hall is also available to hire for drinks and buffet receptions, dinners, conferences, performances and social occasions. Find out more >>

Testimonials

‘Dragon Hall was the perfect space to host our wedding reception; celebrating with friends and family in one of Norwich’s most historic venues was a real treat and made the day even more memorable.’
– Mr & Mrs Markham-Uden

‘Dragon Hall was the perfect venue for our civil partnership. A beautiful historic building, it is at the same time modern and accessible, but retain its history, charm, and sense of occasion.’
– Jan Robertson

‘Dragon Hall was quite simply perfect for us. It’s a very special place and we felt a lot of history and stories surrounding us as we took our first steps on our lifelong journey together.’
– Mr & Mrs Ducker

Bunting in the Great Hall

Hero image (c) Lee Allen Photography

Photo montage; left & bottom right (c) Ross Harvey; top right (c) Lee Allen Photography

Bunting (c) Lee Allen Photography