Weddings at The Market House

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Castle Cary’s historic Market House is now licensed to hold weddings and with seating for up to 50 guests it provides an ideal venue for an intimate, individual and atmospheric wedding.

Not only is our beautifully renovated ‘Shambles’ available to hire for wedding ceremonies, but our unique Round House (formally the town gaol) is available for those looking for something truly unique and memorable.

The Shambles



‘Shambles’ was originally used to describe the area in the Market dedicated to butchery. However, the word takes on a new meaning when you step into this space that has been transformed almost beyond recognition to provide a warm, intimate and beautiful environment for your wedding.

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The striking combination of the historic Cary stone exterior with its stately columns and beautiful arched windows, and the recently modernised interior will provide a stunning background for your special day. Personal touches can easily be added to make the space your own.




The unique design of the room allows you to choose a layout for your ceremony to suit your preferences; you will love the natural light pouring from the glass ceiling the beautiful arched wooden window frames and the great timber doors which make possible the grand entrance that every bride deserve.



You may also wish to use our covered outside space – ‘The Undercroft’ – either as an alternative space for your ceremony or to let your guests mingle and toast the happy couple after the ceremony, whatever the weather.

The Round House

This historical monument, built in 1779, is one of only 12 gaols of this construction in the country and the only one available to hire for wedding ceremonies.

If you’re looking for a venue that is truly unique and memorable then this is the one for you. The cylindrical building, at only 7ft wide sports an unusual doomed roof, reported to have inspired the design of early police helmets; myth or not, it is a delightful concept!

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The Round House was once a village lock up, constructed for the temporary detention of miscreants, however, now this building is open for you to be wed-locked!

For those looking for a truly unique and memorable wedding ceremony, please enquire about getting married in The Round House.




Details of costs and a preliminary booking form can be downloaded here Weddings at The Market House aug 2016 – costs and booking form

Information regarding local Wedding Suppliers can be found here

In order to start planning your special day please contact us on

Tel: 01963 351763


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