Bodmin Jail Wedding venueWelcome to Bodmin Jail in the very heart of Cornwall. With its Gothic high vaulted ceiling, incredible décor, and as a 5 star wedding venue in Cornwall; it is a unique venue for your special day.

Whether you want a traditional or alternative wedding, a small informal gathering, or a large formal wedding, Governors Hall and Bodmin Jail can cater for all your needs. The historical jailhouse is certainly one of the most unique wedding venues in Cornwall, for a day that you and your guests will remember for years to come.

Why not hold your engagement, hen or stag party, here too!

Alternative weddings in Cornwall are gaining popularity, with more couples choosing to celebrate their special day in awe-inspiring locations like Bodmin Jail, which is steeped in hundreds of years of English history.

Bodmin Jail is one of the most sought after luxury wedding venues in Cornwall and appeals to couples with a taste for the unusual.

Despite its dark history, Bodmin Jail also lends itself well to traditional wedding celebrations, with its richly detailed architecture and décor, offering a superb backdrop for your special day.

We can provide all your wedding requirements from the basic wedding planning, up to the grand day and night of beautiful memories; with stunning backdrops for your wedding photographer to capture unique photos of your special day.

The venue is licensed for Civil Ceremonies – so can offer you the truly one-off  experience of being married in the stunning former Prison Chapel, intimate locations, or deep down in the actual Jail itself!

With our fantastic brigade of chefs we can accommodate all your dietary and allergy requirements, sourcing all our ingredients locally.

Please do not hesitate to contact us regarding available dates, or to make an appointment (with no obligation) to discuss your requirements at our wedding venue in Bodmin.

See our full Wedding Information Pack here.

If you would like to discuss your wedding plans with a member of our team please fill in the form on your right giving as many details as possible, and ensure to click on the wedding button below the form or call our Wedding & Events Co-Ordinator, Laura on 01208 76292.


Please note that Bodmin Jail will close for refurbishment on 4th November 2019,

re-opening 1st May 2020.

We would be delighted to discuss any of your requirements post May 2020,

so contact us to hear all about our exciting new attraction.


Images kindly supplied by Michael CroweLily & Frank & Macleod Paul Photography


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