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Penryn’s Town Hall hosted its first wedding in September 2011. It is a perfect choice for both quiet and smaller affairs or larger ceremonies with seating for up to 80 people. The Town Hall is also licensed for other civil ceremonies such as the renewal of marriage vows.


COVID–19 and hiring the Town Hall

The Town Hall will be available for booking from May 17 2021 for allowed activities – this includes weddings and civil ceremonies. When they reopen guidelines will be in place regarding current rules and conditions. Sanitisers will be available for use and there will be signage to help guests conform to the rules. A risk assessment has been carried out but you will be required to provide your own COVID Risk Assessment prior to your event taking place, if you are unsure about this, please ask.


About the Town Hall

Our beautiful granite Town Hall was originally known as the Market House and is one of the most recognisable landmarks in Penryn. It is thought that some of the stone from the historic ecclesiastical Glasney College was used in its construction. The clock tower is a later addition to the building, with work being completed in 1839.

Access and facilities

  • No disabled access
  • Capacity for 80
  • Wi-Fi
  • Kitchen
  • Tables and chairs
  • Projector and screen
  • PA system
  • Ladies and gents toilets

Booking your special day

We want you to feel relaxed so our volunteer Councillors will guide you through the process and be there to greet you with a smile. Before making your final arrangements, please check with us about the availability of the Town Hall and contact Falmouth Registry Office to verify your date and times.

Cost

To hire the Town Hall for a wedding or civil ceremony we charge £360 including VAT. This covers the day prior to the ceremony to allow for setting up and decorating the hall as well as the day itself. A fee will also be payable to the Registry Office prior to the ceremony. Cornwall Council provides information about registry fees on their website.

Booking

If you are interested in booking the Town Hall for your wedding or another civil ceremony, please contact the Penryn Town Council offices on either 01326 373 086 or info@penryn-tc.gov.uk. You’re welcome to drop into Penryn Library where our offices are to speak with one of the team.

Reservation and payment

In order to reserve the date for your ceremony, we will require a non-returnable deposit of £150.00. The balance needs to be paid at least two months prior to the date of the ceremony. Payment can be made by card, cash, cheque or bank transfer (BACS).

Registrars

Marriages cannot take place without the attendance of the Superintendent Registrar and with civil partnerships a Civil Partnerships Registrar. It is therefore essential that you ensure the availability of your registrar before planning your ceremony. Note that a Superintendent Registrar can only perform a civil, non-religious ceremony and as such all music, readings and photography must be agreed upon with your registrar in advance.


Town Crier

The Penryn Town Crier is available for hire for your special day. Please ask us for more details.


Falmouth Registry Office

  • Address: The Old Post Office, The Moor, Falmouth, TR11 3QA
  • Phone: 0300 1234 181 (Ask for Ceremonies)
  • Email: registration@cornwall.gov.uk
  • Phone hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm
  • Office hours: Monday to Friday from 9:20 am to 1:20 pm


‘We loved our ceremony at the town hall; it was intimate, fun and relaxed. A really unique and special place.’
Mr & Mrs Quick

‘All the grandeur, elegance and historical interest of the ‘big house’ and hotel venues at a fraction of the cost. PLUS the previous day to allow for decorating at no extra fee. Friendly, calming, accommodating and efficient staff. A true gem of a venue.’
Mr & Mrs McGregor

‘It was a beautiful venue and many of our guests commented on it. Being able to walk to the ceremony was particularly special for us and now, walking past the Town Hall brings back all those good memories.’
Mr & Mrs Thompson

‘To be surrounded by close family & friends in such a beautiful building gave us our perfect wedding day. Penryn Town Hall was our first choice of venue and it didn’t let us down. Thank you to all who were involved.’
Mr & Mrs Brunsden

‘We loved Penryn Town Hall, it is such a beautiful building, and gave a real sense of occasion.’
Mr & Mrs Smales

‘We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect venue for our Wedding Ceremony. All involved were professional, thoughtful and warm. We would like to extend our most sincere thanks to a wonderful start to our marriage!’
Mr & Mrs Alston