Devon LivingIssue #06

A historic venue

We explore the historic and beautiful Tavistock Town Hall and what makes it a great wedding venue.

Tavistock Town Hall was designed by Edward Rundle and opened on 2nd February 1864 as a ball and event venue. The majestic building was constructed of local stone in a Gothic style and makes for a pretty spectacular wedding venue. Imagine the ballrooms from Jane Austen’s novels and you’ll begin to get a feel for the atmosphere of this beautiful hall. Not to mention the fact that it resides in the heart of Tavistock – a historic town that forms part of the West Devon Mining World Heritage Site. Straddling the fast flowing river Tavy, below the western edge of Dartmoor, Tavistock stands in the midst of an area of tremendous natural beauty.

“an impressive location for any event”

If your interest hasn’t already been piqued by this lovely venue then here are a few extra titbits to raise your fancy: the town hall was recently nominated as one of the best wedding venues in the south west and it’s not hard to see why! The spacious hall features beautiful old paintings and a church like interior with high ceilings adorned with chandeliers and intricate dark wooden beams. You’re also offered exclusive use of the hall for your day, not to mention that it provides a flexible space with seating for up to 190 people and 400 standing, plus a stage area for performances and entertainment. Plus, the historic stone building with its elegant gothic windows dominates the main square of Tavistock and is an impressive location for any event.

We hear from employee, Ross Ayling, who tells us: “Allow our knowledgeable and friendly team to help you manage your special day from start to finish, ensuring that every detail is carried out to the utmost standard, leaving you free to simply relax and enjoy your day.” With kitchen facilities and a licensed bar, Tavistock Town Hall has everything you need for a spectacular event. If it were my wedding, I’d be tempted to choose a month when the chill is just beginning to creep into the air and the autumnal colours are starting to show, simply because the hall takes on such an incredibly romantic atmosphere as the sun descends and day turns to night.



If you’re planning on having a small ceremony, The Rundle Room is another hall that suits receptions for up to 40 people and both the Hall and Rundle Room are fully licensed for civil ceremonies.

"an impressive location for any event"