COVID-19: Information

To all our visitors, friends and wonderful artists

We miss you all but

We will be back!

We don’t know quite when yet, but as soon as we do we will share that with you.

Till we meet again, all the very best and stay safe

The Minories Team


A listed Georgian building, the Minories is one of Colchester’s most distinctive buildings.

The site houses a public gallery, ballroom and café surrounded by a walled garden that contains an 18th Century Gothic folly. The Ballroom and folly are both licensed for wedding ceremonies.

We offer a secluded and unique venue for weddings within the grounds of the beautiful Minories walled garden. The folly is believed to have been built around 1745 and is probably one of the earliest surviving buildings of the Gothic Revival and has been given a Grade II listed status. The garden and Folly are both registered with the Essex Gardens Trust.

Contact us for more information.

The Minories Garden