Conferences, Functions and Room Hire

While the Jail is open all year round as one of Cornwall’s top historic attractions, we also cater to local charity groups, birthday parties, weddings, funeral wakes, photo shoots, bands, and even film crews, providing an ideal event location.

The original Jail was built for King George III in 1779;  the Jail you see today was built by the Prisoners, who brought the 20,000 tons of granite from Bodmin’s “Cuckoo Quarry”.

During the First World War the Jail held state papers and the Doomsday book – The Crown Jewels have also been given safe haven here.

Our conference and function rooms for hire are open to a wide range of activities. Our facilities have been fully restored to the highest standards, providing a comfortable venue for your event, whilst still maintaining the dark beauty and history of Bodmin Jail.

We are currently offering four rooms for hire — the Governor’s Hall, the Stables, the Gatehouse and the Old Quarters. Each one gives you a different look into what life was like in this 18th century jailhouse.

The Governor’s Hall is the largest of our rooms, ideal for weddings and large conferences. For more intimate, atmospheric locations, you can hire the Stables or the Gatehouse, or have a full few of the prison cells themselves at the Old Quarters.

Functions BrochureFull details of our Delegate & Executive Conference Packages, Room Hire & Capacities, Meal Menus & Buffet Choices, Funeral Wake Packages, and Kids Parties can be found in our Functions Brochure

If you would like to discuss your plans with a member of our team please email or call Events Co-Ordinator, Laura on 01208 76292.


See our full Wedding Information Pack for more details on your special day.

If you would like to discuss your wedding plans with a member of our team please email or call our Wedding & Events Co-Ordinator, Laura on 01208 76292.


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