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Devonport Guildhall

Devonport Guildhall

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Devonport Guildhall

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  • Grade I-listed venue in Plymouth
  • Short distance from the city centre
  • Full flexibility with catering and other suppliers
  • Main Hall is perfect for weddings with up to 200 guests
  • For an intimate day, the Mayor’s Parlour can hold 70
  • Wedding team on hand to help you design your day
  • Views of the River Tamar
  • Able to offer preferential rates at local hotels

This grand building is Grade I-listed and offers stylish Regency features as the backdrop to your wedding day. With high ceilings, huge sash windows and plenty of space, the Devonport Guildhall is the perfect setting in which to celebrate your love.

Have drinks on the Plaza or capture some stunning photographs on the Devonport Column, with wide views across the sea and towards Dartmoor. Whether you choose to hold an intimate ceremony in the Mayor’s Parlour or a large reception in the striking Main Hall, you and your guests will benefit from all the grandeur of the Guildhall.


Built in 1822, Devonport Guildhall was designed by the Regency architect John Foulston and sat at the heart of the town of Devonport, which later became part of the city of Plymouth. The Main Hall was used as the Magistrate’s Court, but was often used for dances, celebrations and other social events.

Today, the Guildhall retains much of its Regency grandeur making it an elegant venue for your wedding day.


Devonport Guildhall is home to two licensed ceremony rooms and offers the perfect space for small, intimate weddings and large celebrations of up to 200 people. There are plenty of brilliant photo opportunities to be found here, including the striking pillars on the main steps and the unusual historic cells on the lower ground floor of the building.

The Main Hall

A stunning ceremony space, the Main Hall at Devonport Guildhall has beautiful period features and original stained glass windows that make a grand backdrop to your wedding day. There is plenty of space for a DJ and dancefloor or live band, making this the perfect room to hold your evening reception.

Ceremony capacity – up to 200 guests

Wedding breakfast capacity – up to 110 guests

Evening reception capacity – up to 200 guests

The Mayor’s Parlour

This licensed room is perfect for an intimate ceremony, boasting a gorgeous feature fireplace and wide sash windows that offer a glimpse of the River Tamar.

Ceremony capacity – up to 70 guests

Devonport Column

The Devonport Column sits adjacent to the Guildhall, and is home to one of the city’s highest public viewing points. Hold your drinks reception in the Column’s Terrace Garden, or take your wedding photographer up on the 124 feet high platform to capture some stunning images.


Devonport Guildhall understand that every couple is unique, and so they offer full flexibility when it comes to planning your wedding. Column Bakehouse is situated at the Guildhall, offering award-winning catering for your big day, from scones and rolls to pizzas and treats. Devonport Guildhall are also able to provide list of their favourite local suppliers, but you are welcome to choose your own caterers, photographers, florists et cetera.


There are a range of local guesthouses and hotels within a short distance of Devonport Guildhall, and the venue are able to offer preferential rates for your wedding guests. Only a five minute drive from the centre of Plymouth, the Devonport Guildhall is easily reached by public transport, making it the perfect city venue for your special day.

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Devonport Guildhall
Ker Street


  • Katie & Phil

    From the moment I walked up the steps between the huge pillars I knew I wanted to get married in Devonport Guildhall.
    In the run-up to the wedding, the staff were so helpful and supportive and embraced the Rockabilly theme. When it came to the day it was flawless, the sun was shining and everyone enjoyed themselves. I cannot thank the staff at the Guildhall enough for making our wedding so special.

  • Julia & Colin

    Thank you so much for everything you did to help make our wedding so special. The drinks reception at the Column base worked perfectly, the staff serving were excellent, and the drinks were top quality. The venue looked great and it was reassuring to know it was all in your hands. We had a wonderful wedding, we loved every second of it. We are so glad we chose to get married at Devonport Guildhall.

  • Chris & Lucy

    Devonport Guildhall provided us with the perfect wedding venue. From start to finish, attention to even the smallest of detail was taken care of by the team. Our ceremony was perfect in the relaxed but formal setting of the Parlour. We were thrilled to see the Main Hall decorated and it was even more perfect than we could ever have dreamed. Our photographer was equally as excited and enthusiastic about the unique opportunities for great photos. Once we had our photos back we could see why.

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