Are you looking for somewhere different for your Wedding Reception, at an affordable price? Would you like a venue you can tailor to your particular needs? Then the Woodmead Halls in Lyme Regis might be just the place for you as we can offer a prime location overlooking the magnificent Jurassic Coast, and first class facilities to meet your every need. We can also give you every assistance to create a unique occasion on your special day.

We don’t have a license to conduct marriages but you can arrange for the ceremony to be held just down the road at the Parish Church of St Michael the Archangel or at the Guildhall. For something completely different why not arrange for photographs of the Bride and Groom to be taken on the beautiful spiral staircase in the adjacent Lyme Regis Museum? No charge is made for this facility if you decide to use it. The Museum merely asks you to book with them in advance and to send them a copy of your pictures.

The area behind the Guildhall and the Museum, both of which are stunning historic buildings, is ideal for group photographs, with the ancient Cobb and the bay providing the perfect backdrop.

Our Facilities

The excellent facilities at the Woodmead Halls include a large main hall, a smaller hall, a licensed bar, a fully fitted kitchen for catering purposes, full disabled access, air conditioning and adjacent parking. The main hall has recently been re-painted and can be decorated to suit your particular taste and colour scheme. There is ample seating for your guests with 250 banqueting chairs and a more than adequate supply of tables in two sizes, so that you can choose the room layout that suits you best. There is sufficient space in the main hall to accommodate a maximum of 130 seated guests for a formal meal.

Examples of table layouts are shown on the Facilities page.

The main hall includes use of a large stage area, with adjacent changing rooms, together with an impressive array of sound and lighting equipment. There is a fast internet connection, and overhead projection facilities to allow photographs/videos etc to be shown on a large pull down screen or two large television screens either side of the stage. The main hall has a sprung wooden floor, ideal for dancing, and an electronic keyboard is available. Musical entertainment can be booked locally or via such national companies as

A licensed bar is located in the small hall and as well as a full range of alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, there is an extensive wine list from which you can select wines and sparkling wines for your special day. If you require a particular item not on the list this can be ordered for you.

A spacious kitchen is available for use by outside caterers offering a full range of equipment including four ovens, a hot cupboard, two fridges, a freezer, a microwave, a commercial dishwater and a water boiler. Use of the kitchen also includes new plain white, bone china crockery and new cutlery for 130 place settings. We can recommend several outside caterers who all use the venue on a regular basis and offer an excellent service.

Hire charges at Woodmead Halls are very reasonable. Before 6.00 pm the hire fee for the main hall is £10 per hour and the small hall for £7.00 per hour. After 6.00 pm these hourly fees increase to £11.50 for the main hall and £8.00 for the small hall. The fee for the use of the kitchen is just £30. If a licensed bar is required there is no charge made for the small hall.

So why not consider Woodmead Halls as the venue for your dream day. For any queries or to make a booking please contact our Bookings Secretary, Mrs Michaela Ellis either by email to or by telephoning 01297 443942.

External Information

For information about holding your ceremony at The Guildhall you can contact Lyme Regis Town Council by visiting their website, by emailing, or by telephoning 01297 445175.

To enquire about photo opportunities at the Lyme Regis Museum, details are available via the website, by emailing or by telephoning 01297 443370.

The following photographs are courtesy of professional photographer, Simon Emmett.

Contact us

Hill Road, Lyme Regis DT7 3PG
Phone: 01297 443942 or 07856 630 975

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