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About firstsite wedding venue

Everyone wants their wedding day to be unique. That's why Colchester's unique destination for contemporary visual art is now open for brides and grooms seeking a truly one-off venue for their wedding.

firstsite has recently become an approved premise for civil marriages, civil partnerships and other civil ceremonies allowing people to marry and hold naming ceremonies within the iconic golden building in central Colchester.

Our town-centre location – just off the High Street – makes us the ideal party venue for couples marrying at a civil ceremony in the nearby Register Office or Town Hall as well.

Our superb building has a contemporary edge that sets us apart from other venues with traditional styling.

firstsite's mellow golden exterior is the perfect backdrop for memorable wedding pictures, and our light-filled function rooms open out onto a sheltered D-shaped garden that's yours to enjoy in the summer months.

By night, the gorgeously romantic illuminated lamppost, pictured, is a must for your wedding album.

firstsite can host a small, intimate wedding party, or a celebration for up to 160 guests. Tailor-made packages are available every day, including Sundays, for daytime or evening receptions. The function suite is exclusively yours for the occasion, and you can also enjoy photo opportunities on the beautiful Berryfield Roman Mosaic.

Type of Cuisine:

all styles catered for


firstsite Features

Minimum guestsNo
Maximum guests250
Ceremony / ReceptionReception only
Bridal suiteYes
Licensed barNo
Late licensed barYes
Disco facilitiesNo
Asian wedding specialistsYes
External caterersNo

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Directions to firstsite

Directions by car:

You can walk to firstsite from any of the many public car parks in Colchester town centre – the nearest are on Priory Street, abutting the Roman Wall, and Britannia Car Park on Southway.

Directions by public transport:

From London, it's a 50-minute train journey from Liverpool Street to Colchester, and from Colchester station most bus routes take you to the town centre. firstsite is a short stroll away from Colchester Castle.


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