Taunton School is the ideal venue to host a range of events, including conferences, meetings, seminars, webinars, exhibitions, training and management courses. The school is easily accessible from both the M5 and Taunton train station. Our combination of Grade 1 and 2 listed buildings in beautiful grounds are a perfect setting, and by offering venue hire during the school holidays only your event will not be interrupted by the usual activity of school life, and ample parking will be available.

In addition, we have a transport fleet comprising three coaches and a number of minibuses. To find out more, please click here.

Old Library

This is a large, wood-panelled room adjacent to the main car park. With a maximum capacity of 130 for eating and 140 for formal meetings, it is an ideal venue for dinners and lunches, large meetings, smaller dances (up to 250 guests), wedding receptions and drinks parties. It also serves as the Theatre Foyer with two small adjoining rooms, the Winterstoke Room and the Newton Room. The Old Library is licensed for Civil Marriages, has an integrated PA system and large integrated presentation screen.
Dimensions: Length 18.7m, Width 7.5m

Winterstoke Room

Is a charming, more intimate room adjoining the Old Library. It is often used for smaller meetings, meals for up to 24 people, buffet serving for meals in the Old Library and a full bar in the Theatre Foyer. Licensed for Civil Marriages.
Dimensions: Length 6.1m, Width 6.0m

Newton Room

Is a similar room to the Winterstoke Room with dark panelling, also adjoining the Old Library licensed for Civil Marriages.
Dimensions: Length 6.1m, Width 6.0m

Upper Dining Room

Is a purpose built banqueting area with adjoining servery. With a maximum capacity of 180, its major use is for dinners and lunches but it can easily be adapted for drinks parties and the like. The Upper Dining Room is licensed for Civil Marriages, has an integrated PA system and has disabled access available.
Dimensions: Length 19.8m, Width 9.2m

Lower Dining Room

The Lower Dining Room has an adjoining servery with a maximum capacity of 220. It can be used for dinners, luncheons, meetings, dances, parties, etc.
Dimensions: Length 19.8m, Width 9.2m

Gwyn Williams Room (GWR)

Situated on the first floor of the Music School adjacent to the main car park, this is a delightful, small recital room with an end stage and 7ft Grand Piano. The room can also be used for rehearsals, conferences and meetings. There are a number of small practice rooms on the ground floor.


Is a traditional courtyard style Theatre with a maximum seating capacity of 200. It is possible to have an ‘end’, ‘thrust’ or ‘arena’ stage configuration. An ideal venue for concerts, meetings, slide shows, lectures and conferences. There is a Steinway Model C Concert Grand Piano available. The “Committee Room” is the green room to the Theatre, ideal for a seminar or as a workshop room for larger meetings, seating capacity of 15. The Theatre is licensed for Civil Marriages.

Theatre Foyer

A light and spacious reception area adjoining both the Old Library and the Theatre, accommodating a licensed bar. This room can be used as a full bar for an evening reception and is an ideal venue for cocktail parties, lunches and dinners. For conferences, the Theatre Foyer offers a spacious arrivals and refreshment area.
A number of other seminar rooms are available for large conferences.

To enquire about venue hire at Taunton School, please contact the Events Team on 01823703111 or events@tauntonschool.co.uk.