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The Athenæum is located in the Angel Hill area of Bury St
Edmunds close to the Cathedral and Abbey Gardens. This beautiful Grade 1 listed building is now open throughout the year for wedding ceremonies and receptions. The venue is licensed for Civil Weddings and Partnerships from 40 to 235 guests and Banqueting and Receptions for up to 160 guests. Boasting an award winning chef, sumptuous food and an experienced and professional wedding team to manage your every need, the Athenæum is the perfect venue to celebrate your special day with family and friends.

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Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests160
Ceremony / ReceptionBoth
Bridal suiteNo
Licensed barNo
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo


The Athenaeum
Angel Hill
Bury St Edmunds
IP33 1LU
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Directions by car:

Leave the A14 at the A143 Thetford and Great Barton (central exit) Junction 43. Take the exit towards Bury St Edmunds town centre. Follow the road to the small roundabout and take the first exit to the left (Northgate St), follow the road to the end and turn right at the traffic lights. Follow the road around onto Angel Hill, where The Athenaeum is situated.

Directions by public transport:

By rail: 1 mile from Bury St Edmunds main line station.

By air: 65 miles from Heathrow, 45 miles from Stansted.


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