Calne Town Hall
History of Calne Town Hall
Opened in 1886, Calne Town Hall has been the centre of the town's events and celebrations for generations. Learn more about this historic building with the guide below:
Calne Town Hall was opened in 1886 on the site of the old town mill. The previous Town Hall was located on Market Hill and demolished in 1882.
Bath architect Bryan Oliver won a competition in 1883 to design the Town Hall, with construction funded through public contributions of £6505. Grade II listed, the building is of Franco-Flemish Victorian Gothic style.
Calne Town Hall once housed the town’s fire, ambulance and police stations. The fire service was based in the Town Hall from 1888 to 1966.
The Town Hall is a landmark within Calne Heritage Quarter: an area celebrated for its historic character and charm. Find out more about Calne Heritage Quarter here.
Rooms for Hire
The Town Hall is a popular choice for a wide range of private and commercial events such as classes, weddings, meetings, private parties and family celebrations. With well equipped kitchens on both floors, ample car parking nearby, accessibility for all and a central location the Town Hall really does tick all the boxes!
Located in the historic market town of Calne, you’ll find our beautiful Grade II listed Franco Flemish Victorian Gothic style Town Hall & Corn Exchange. Opened in 1886, Calne Town Hall has been the centre of the town's events and celebrations for generations; so why not make it the perfect location for your big day or special occasion?!
Spaces to Hire and Capacity
Large Hall (Town hall)
Max 150 people.
The largest of all our function rooms, the large hall is located upstairs in this lovely 17th century Town hall.
Accessible via an elegant curved staircase upon entering the foyer of the building, or find easy accessible elevators through the lower corn exchange. As you enter the hall, you’ll notice beautiful wooden panelling decorating the walls, as well as its tall bountiful ceiling. With 20 long windowpanes that let light dance into the room & highlight its beautiful wooden floor; it’s a perfect place to feel elegant & dance the night away.
The large hall also has its very own kitchen, the perfect place for you or your hired caterer to create beautiful food for your special occasion.
The Large hall breathes warmth & happiness & is sure to be a beautiful setting for you & your guests.
Max 100 People.
Located on the ground floor of the building to the right of the main entrance you’ll find our lovely corn exchange a place where in Victorian England it would have been home to the selling & trading of grain, now opens its doors as the perfect place for small ceremonies & events.
Equipped with its very own kitchen for you or your designated caterer to create beautiful food along with the beautiful memories we can help to create.
The corn exchange is well lit with ceiling strip lights which again highlights the beautiful individual parkay flooring. This room is perfect for smaller functions as well as for hosting classes or small events.
Max 30 people.
If you’re looking to host a small intimate ceremonies or event, the council chamber provides a cosy location which is just right for this. Situated behind the Corn exchange you will find the council chamber, with its charming fire place and striking oak wood tables. The council chamber is a firm favourite for those wanting to celebrate in a more personal way.
How to Book
Contact the team at Calne Visitor & Community Information Centre to make an enquiry and discuss your requirements.
Phone: 01249 814000
To book the Town Hall, download the following documents:
> General Booking Form (click to download)
> Civil Ceremony Booking Form (click to download)
> Conditions of Hire (click to download)
> Safeguarding Policy (click to download)
This community tariff offers a discounted rate for room hire to charitable and community organisations based in Calne. Approval from the Director of Council Services must be obtained prior to granting this rate. Calne Town Council reserves the right to charge the standard rate where it deems applicable.
> Visit Beversbrook Sports & Community Facility's website to see another option for room hire in Calne