The Shire Hall

We are pleased to announce that the Shire Hall reopens to visitors on Monday 9th August.

We are open Monday, Tuesday and Saturday from 11am – 4pm. Monmouth Town Council is open for business within the building.

Please note:

  • There is no need to book ahead of your visit, you can simply walk in.
  • Please be aware that we will be limiting the number of visitors allowed in the Shire Hall at any one time.
  • Visitors will need to wear a mask or face covering and follow social distancing whilst in the building.
  • Hand sanitiser will be provided at various points throughout the Shire Hall.
  • Visitors will be required to fill in a contact Track & Trace form – all of which are in accordance to Welsh Government Covid guidelines.
  • Where possible please use card to purchase goods

Should you have any queries, we are available online via email shirehall@monmouthshire.gov.uk or by calling 01600 775257


About The Shire Hall

Welcome to the Shire Hall. A significant historic building in the Heart of Monmouth, South Wales.

The Shire Hall in Agincourt Square, Monmouth, Wales, is a prominent Grade I listed building in the town centre. Built in 1724, the Shire Hall was formerly the centre for the Assize Courts and Quarter Sessions for Monmouthshire. In 1839/40, the court was the location of the trial of the Chartist leader John Frost and others for high treason for their part in the Newport Rising. The Shire Hall is owned by Monmouthshire County Council and has audio-visual guides for visitors to Courtroom 1. It is currently used as a Tourist Information Centre and as the offices for Monmouth Town Council, and is open to the public in part.


Business at the Shire Hall – Meeting Room hire, Corporate Events & Function venue in Monmouth

The Shire Hall is a versatile meeting venue in the heart of Monmouth’s Town Centre.

With a choice of rooms, break out areas and catering options, the Shire Hall is the ideal venue to host your meeting, conference or seminar. Free fast Wi-Fi is available in every room along with a selection of equipment such as touchscreens TV’s, projectors, screens and flip charts.

Monmouth has excellent transport links and easy access to the M4, M5 and M50 motorways with Newport, Cardiff and Bristol all reached with an hour’s drive. A pay and display car park is located just behind the Shire Hall on Glendower Street.


Wedding Venue in Monmouth

The Shire Hall is an exclusive wedding venue at the heart of the picturesque market town of Monmouth. Perfectly located in the Wye Valley, the Shire Hall has become a popular venue for couples from Monmouth, the Forest of Dean, Abergavenny, Chepstow and beyond.

With a choice of rooms for your civil ceremony and wedding reception, you have the opportunity to create your own unique and personal celebration in our elegant and versatile building. Please contact us for further information.

Shire Hall, Monmouth is open 3 days a week and Admission is FREE.

Shire Hall, Monmouth is open 3 days a week (except bank holidays) between 11.00 am and 16:00 pm from Monday, Tuesday and Saturday (holiday opening hours may vary). To contact Shire Hall, Monmouth, please email, or call 01600 775257. Follow Shire Hall, Monmouth on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date with the latest events, offers and information.