Taunton School Events is the ideal venue for weddings, receptions, dances, balls, banquets, conferences, meetings and seminars.
Historic Taunton School has nine diverse function rooms which are available all year round. Our friendly, professional staff are more than happy to assist with any inquiries and have a long-standing reputation for providing high-quality service.
Taunton School is proud to be a venue for all occasions, offering a flexible high standard of service in a unique and beautiful setting. All of our events are tailored to your exact requirements by experienced managers, who will take care of all your hospitality needs. We cater for lunches and dinners, family celebrations, conference venues, business functions, afternoon teas, wakes and more.
We have a proven reputation for successfully holding many fairs and exhibitions each year, and can also offer facilities for Civil Services, Chapel Weddings, Wedding Blessings and Wedding Receptions.
Taunton School – your single venue for every occasion ... entertainment, weddings, business functions, sports facilities ... and so much more. Contact our Events Team on 01823 703111 to discuss your requirements.
‘Our wedding day was amazing – it was fantastic from start to finish with everything falling into place as it should. You and your team of merry helpers were absolutely fantastic – nothing was too much trouble and the service was second to none.'
'A very big thank you to you and your teams for the support given in making Friday night such a success. The food was absolutely amazing I feel a Michelin star should be awarded! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves.'
‘A hugh thank you for your help in making Shelter’s Strategy Roadshow a huge success. Everyone agreed it went very smoothly with excellent food in superb surroundings. Suffice to say, we would not hesitate to call upon your services again.’
‘The event went extremely well and we are indebted to you and to your excellent support staff. The care and attention by the Events Team on the evening was nothing short of outstanding.’
Our facilities offer the ideal venue for exhibitions, conferences, weddings or parties. WiFi is available in all conference rooms. In the summer months we also offer a marquee which is excellent for summer wedding receptions and parties.
A versatile and recently refurbished venue, comprising a lobby area leading to the stunning main room and two ante-rooms. Suitable for wedding ceremonies, reception meals, business functions, talks and parties. There is also an adjacent bar area.
The Arts Centre is a superb addition to the Old Library Complex offering excellent flexibility with both the Theatre and the Old Library. This is an excellent space for registration and refreshments.
The Theatre location adjoining the Old Library and Arts Centre Foyer makes the combination of the three rooms the perfect large conference venue. The Theatre is also ideal for discos and more sizeable dinner parties. It can also be hired for formal productions and can seat 250.
The Newton Room and the Winterstoke Room adjoin the Old Library acting as excellent additional seminar rooms or small meeting rooms in their own right and can accommodate up to 22 boardroom style or 30 theatre style.
A beautiful venue, the Chapel was built in 1907 and seats 300 comfortably in Collegiate style pews. The large Chancel and Apse have moveable padded individual seating and an Organ.
Taunton School's Banqueting Room has a stunning ambience with its stained glass windows and views of the school’s beautiful front lawn. This room seats a maximum of 180 guests and boasts an integrated PA System for music.
Over the summer period this beautiful summer marquee is available to hire for functions. It has been an excellent venue for large summer events over the past few years and can seat 1,200 people.
Taunton School is situated just outside the beautiful English market town of Taunton and is only a few miles away from the stunning countryside of the Blackdown and Quantocks Hills, both Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
The school was founded in 1847 and boasts a fine range of high quality 18th Century, Gothic-style buildings complemented by 19th Century additions. These include the magnificent Chapel, which was built in 1907 and seats 300, and the Theatre which underwent a major refit in 1995. Many of Taunton School's buildings offer an ideal setting for period and modern dramas as well as an ideal unit base for those working at nearby sites.
It goes without saying that Taunton School offers a wide range of facilities for educational themed filming from first class laboratories and design technology rooms to over 50 classrooms, drama studios and nursery environment.
Taunton School has six boarding houses which range from 75 beds in single, double and triple bedrooms, to 13 bedrooms with four to six bedded rooms. These are also available to hire during school holidays. Catering and other facilities can also be provided ... the school can be flexible to your needs.
Taunton School also has an outstanding science department in a stunning building, as well as a fully equipped traditional, courtyard style theatre with a maximum seating capacity of 250 and a beautiful music school.
There are excellent sports facilities set within a 52 acre site. A range of pitches are available; three sports halls, 25 all weather tennis courts, two squash courts, eight badminton courts, one basketball court, two volleyball courts, seven netball courts, climbing wall, rugby and hockey pitches, two indoor football pitches, six rounders pitches and four cricket squares.
Charming function, conference and meeting rooms and two large dining halls are also available.
Taunton School is three miles from the M5, within easy reach of Taunton Station and both Bristol and Exeter airports and is within 2.5 hours from London.
Taunton School is regularly used as a venue for photographers and offers great flexibility and the opportunity for a range of backdrops.
Taunton School’s Events Team is always happy to discuss individual photographers' requirements.
Taunton School offers numerous, flexible interior and exterior spaces coupled with first class services and facilities, making it an excellent choice for your filming base requirements.
With easy access, Taunton School is located ten minutes from J25 of the M5, plus Taunton Station situated only a few minutes away. Bristol and Exeter airports are within a one hour journey and London is a 2.5 hour commute.
There is 24 hour on-call technical service with Facilities Managers on site from 6am - 11pm.
With fully systemised security access, Taunton School provides a secure base.
The site is ideal for use as a unit base as it can accommodate any large unit vehicle.
There is also on-site accommodation available at certain times of year (up to 350 beds) with access to a range of leisure facilities - two swimming pools, tennis courts, astro turf, squash courts, fitness suite, sports halls and gym.
Over the summer period, additional en-suite accommodation becomes available with up to a further 150 beds. The Taunton School site is based in 52 acres.
Taunton School also boasts a fleet of liveried mini buses and coaches.
All catering is fivestar rated and in house. Local produce is used, cooked fresh and served each day. Professional chefs cook breakfast, lunch and dinner and can cater from two - 2,000.
A choice of nine function/conference rooms are available, as well as WI-FI access.
There are also golf courses nearby, plenty of countryside to explore and Taunton town centre is just a few minutes walk away.
NOTICES TO RESIDENTS LIVING NEAR TAUNTON SCHOOL
Please note that on Saturday, June 6th, 2015, there will be an event which includes a short fireworks display (approximately three minutes) at 9.50pm.
Keep visiting this area of the site for the latest information - including any other fireworks displays taking place at the school etc.