A TRULY UNIQUE VENUE
Benefiting from distinctive Victorian décor, The Grand Hall has lofty, ornate ceilings that provide a lavish backdrop for the perfect wedding or civil partnership ceremony.
Make your glamourous entrance
You can make your glamorous entrance through the impressive, ornate doors whilst your guests wait in the atmospheric hall. The Grand Hall is truly unique and will ensure a ceremony that is unforgettable. It was built for the Harpur Trust as a school hall in ‘Free Tudor’ style and from the beginning has been considered to be a notable landmark in the town, featuring in guidebooks and on postcards.
The Hall boasts an exquisite original John Broadwood and Sons piano dating back to the 19th century. The piano is ideal for playing classical music during your ceremony and for maximising the ‘wow’ factor as you walk down the aisle. The stunning showpiece organ located on the overhead balcony is another notable feature in The Grand Hall. Music packages are available upon request. The Grand Hall is also an ideal venue for wedding receptions and special functions and is available to hire at weekends and during the school holidays.
If you are planning a small, intimate celebration for less than 24 people, our beautiful Boardroom is also licensed for weddings and civil partnership ceremonies.
Fully licensed for wedding and civil ceremonies, why not have an intimate ceremony here and move into the stunning Grand Hall for your reception?
Boardroom hire for ceremonies starts at just £400.
Fully dressed Boardroom packages (backdrop, chair covers and sashes) are available from just £550.
Venue HireWhy not hire our Grand Hall for other special occasions too? This striking room is ideal for engagement parties, mehndi parties, christenings, baby naming ceremonies and birthday celebrations.
AccessibilityAt the Grand Hall we aim for your day to run smoothly and for all your guests to be comfortable. We can offer access to the Hall through a ground floor door and have fully accessible bathroom facilities. Guide dogs are welcome.