Frequently asked questions

What events can The Old Chapel rooms be hired for?

The Old Chapel can be hired for private events and parties, as well as ceremonies including weddings, civil partnerships, baby-naming, and funerals.

It can also be hired for corporate or business related events such as meetings, conferences, workshops, exhibitions, presentations, training days, team building, private parties, away days, corporate events and school visits.

How many rooms for hire does the Old Chapel have?

There are two rooms available for hire at the Old Chapel:

The Main Auditorium
This room seats up to 116 people. It’s a large, flexible, versatile and carpeted space with great acoustics and light. It has a kitchenette with tea and coffee making facilities and plenty of tables and seating you can use to fit your requirements. It can seat 100 in rows with additional seating in the gallery/bar or, when arranged in working groups around tables, it will accommodate groups from 15 up to 70 people.

The Main Auditorium also has a fully stocked bar on the first floor gallery, overlooking the auditorium (ideal for breakout sessions alongside a main conference or meeting). It’s a perfect space for family gatherings and ceremonies, workshops and classes, as well as corporate hire – for meetings, conferences, away days and training sessions.

The Kelly Room

This room seats up to 50 people and is perfect for smaller, more intimate events, meetings and ceremonies. Hire of the Kelly Room includes full use of the adjoining, fully-equipped kitchen.

What facilities do you have?

● Free WiFi
● Fully licenced bar
● Plenty of tables and seating
● Audio sound system
● Office equipment including an LCD projector and flip chart
● Disabled access
● Kitchenette in the Main Auditorium
● Kitchen in the Kelly Room, with fully stocked catering equipment.

Do you provide caterers or can I supply my own?

Unfortunately we do not offer on-site catering, however, you are very welcome to supply your own caterers.

Alternatively, please see the contact information for local caterers (producing local, homemade, delicious catering options) and who have worked with us at private events at the Old Chapel.

Is there a bar?

The bar at the Old Chapel is fully licensed bar. We also have staff available to run the bar for your event. If you have any specific requirements, please discuss with our Venue Manager

Can I get married at the Old Chapel?

The Old Chapel is an approved venue licensed for weddings, civil partnerships, renewal of vows and civil naming ceremonies. Subject to availability, weddings can be booked Mondays – Saturdays, between the hours of 9am and 5pm. To confirm availability you will need to check with our Venue Manager

Please note that the hire charge does not include the registrars’ payment, which must be arranged directly with them. We advise you to discuss and agree the date and time of the ceremony in advance with the Registration Officer at the local Registration Office 0300 1234 181 or and ensure that the appropriate legal civil preliminaries have been completed (a minimum of 4 weeks should be allowed for this).

If you need caterers, florists, musicians, photographers or boat hire please have a look through our list of suppliers who have worked with us at private events at the Old Chapel.

For general information about civil ceremonies please click here

Hire of the Old Chapel for a wedding includes the assistance of two arts centre staff. They will be on hand an hour before the ceremony to assist the Registrar, greet guests on arrival, help with seating and assist the ushers. They are present throughout the ceremony to ensure everything runs smoothly.

To discuss your wedding at the Old Chapel please contact our Venue Manager or call on 01822 833183.

What are the costs for hiring a room?

Facility Cost
Main Auditorium and Gallery without the Bar, day hire 9.00 to 5.00 pm £175
Main Auditorium and Gallery evening hire, 5.00 to 11.00 pm £175
Main Auditorium and Gallery for a Wedding/Civil Ceremony – Friday and
Saturday, (including Bank Holidays)
Mid-week Wedding/Civil Ceremony – Monday to Thursday.
Note: The Wedding Ceremony charges includes two staff for 1 hour prior to,
during and ¼ hour after the Ceremony to assist your guests.
Recording, film, videos, etc., P.O.A.
Corporate: Up to 12 people £400
Additional participants per head £20
Kelly Room Day Hire £75
Kelly Room Evening Hire £75
Kelly Room and Kitchen Day Hire, to include crockery for 80 place settings
and kitchen equipment
Kitchen Hire with crockery and equipment etc., £100
Kelly Room and Kitchen Hire £150
Hourly hire rate £25

How do I book an event or room?

If you would like to book the Old Chapel for your event, please either download or complete our Initial Enquiry Form

Please ensure you read our Conditions of Hire before you make your booking.

Can you recommend local suppliers for my event?

You can find a list of local suppliers such as florists, photographers, caterers, registrars, celebrants, musicians and funeral directors here.

How do I get to Calstock Arts?

Our address is: Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock, PL18 9QX

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Thanks to great transport links, it’s really easy to get to The Old Chapel by train, car, bus and even boat (if the tide is right!).

Train – travel by train from Plymouth via the scenic Tamar Valley railway line (which meanders alongside the River Tamar and over the Calstock viaduct). Calstock Station is just a two minute walk away from The Old Chapel The last train leaves Calstock station at 10.30pm.

Bus – the bus route 79 runs from Callington and Tavistock. But you can also get to us by bus from other parts of Cornwall, Devon and Plymouth

Car – there’s a free car park in the centre of Calstock village which is a couple of minutes’ walk away.

For more information or booking enquiries please call 01822 833183 or email