Hire Castle Cornet
Built by the English after the loss of Normandy in 1204, Castle Cornet is the ancient Royal fortress standing guard over the town and harbour of St Peter Port. The Castle is one of Guernsey's most prestigious locations for events, both indoors and out.
Your guests can be treated in grand style in the sizeable Hatton Gallery, surrounded by a selection of art from the Museum's extensive collection. Located on the top floor of the Upper Barracks (or Married Quarters), guests will arrive through the Maritime Museum, and up to the Hatton Gallery where they can enjoy views over the harbour and neighbouring islands. The Hatton will hold 220 people for a standing reception and up to 118 for a seated dinner, or 100 for a presentation.
Situated on the top floor of the Lower Barracks, this multi-purpose function room features original beams and rafters and can accommodate approximately 125 guests standing or 72 seated. As well as staircase access from the Lower Barracks, the room also has its own access from Middle Ward and lawn which guests can enjoy in the warmer weather.
Several other areas within the Castle grounds are available for events where your guests can enjoy stunning and unrivalled views over St Peter Port and the other islands. These include the South Battery, Town Battery and Royal Battery, Well Walk and the Top Lawn. We also have a marquee and small gazebos which can be used for outdoor events during the summer months. This location is suitable for Vins d'Honneur, staff get-togethers and most types of corporate entertaining.
Catering for all events at Castle Cornet is handled by our Concessionaire, Sueco Outside Catering who will also organise any event with a significant catering component.
Access & Safety
The castle is limited for people with walking difficulties, and there is no lift onsite. Our main staircase has handrails on both sides, which gains access to the Middle Ward, cafe and toliets. If your any of your guests have limited mobility or vision or if your guests include children please refer to the links at the top of the page.
Call Angela McCafferty, Events Manager, on 01481 709727 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or to inspect the venue.