Weddings at The Imperial Torquay

Wedding Venue

Park Hill Road, Torquay, Devon, TQ1 2DG

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Corrinna and Matthew Wedding - Holly Collings Photography Torquay, Devon
  • Corrinna and Matthew Wedding - Holly Collings Photography Torquay, Devon
  • Wedding with a view at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay, Devon
  • Top table photography by Nick Pearce at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay, Devon
  • Wedding room photography by Nick Pearce at the Imperial Hotel, Torquay, Devon

About Us

High on the clifftop overlooking the English Riviera Bay, The Imperial Torquay is a spectacular and romantic setting for your wedding that provides incredible views and a breathtaking backdrop in all seasons. The six beautiful function rooms all offer a unique and charming space, for small and large parties, where you can hold the ceremony as well as host your wedding breakfast and reception. With delicious food, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, beauty rooms and 152 bedrooms, it is the perfect wedding venue for a celebration that you and your guests will remember forever.

Come and meet with a member of our team to explore the hotel for your yourself and plan your big day at one of our regular wedding showcase events. 

The Imperial Torquay boasts some of the best views of the English Riviera and beyond - a truly unique backdrop for your special day and photographs to treasure forever.

Planning your wedding can be daunting, with a thousand-and-one details to consider. Our wedding package is designed to take a lot of the hard work out of making your dream day a reality. All the basic elements are included, and if there’s anything else you want, just ask.

Photos supplied credit by Nick Pearce Photography, Dom Moore Photography &  Holly Collings photography

What's included in our package:


Services of our dedicated Wedding Coordinators

Red carpet welcome or for use as ceremony aisle

Glass of champagne for the Bride and Groom on arrival

Dedicated Banqueting Manager to look after you on your special day

White table linen and napkins

Printed menus, name cards and table plan

Complimentary menu tasting for the happy couple

Use of cake stand and knife 

Complimentary wedding-night accommodation, plus breakfast in bed, for the Bride and Groom

Reserved accommodation rates for your guests

We can also help you with additional services, flowers, photography, chair covers, coloured napkins, entertainment, balloons, luxury car hire, wedding cake and room hire.

To find out more please contact us on the details above.

If you plan to hold your civil ceremony here, you’ll need to contact the Registrar directly to arrange your desired date. You can book your Registrar up to a year ahead: it’s worth remembering that most couples book their room here at least six months in advance.

Our spa has four beauty rooms offering Decléor treatments. We have special bridal packages for your wedding day and our spa packages are a perfect treat for yourself, your bridesmaids or a hen party to remember.

The foundation stone of The Imperial Torquay was laid by the wife of Sir Lawrence Vaughan, Palk Bart in March 1864, two years later on November 3rd 1866 the hotel opened as a fifty bedroom deluxe establishment. Offering unrivalled accommodation for “gentlemen and families”.

 

1870             Queen of Holland Stayed

1870             Prince of Wales Stayed

1871             Emperor Napoleon III of France

1878             Prince Albert stayed and wrote a letter singing the praises of this hotel describing it as the perfect place for relaxation and recuperation.

1904             Electric lighting was fitted

1907             Regency suite built

1912             Motor garage built

1921             West wing added

1926             Achieved 5* status

1935             Sun lounge and ballroom built

1939             RAF tried to take over hotel for training, this was withdrawn and Michael Chapman from the Savoy came to run the hotel

1945             Public bar built

1946             Major refurbishment

1952             Regatta restaurant built

1955             1 of 8 hotels to have 5 * status outside of London

1956             Sun deck lounge built

1965             Seafront façade built

1959             Outdoor pool built

1963             The Beatles stayed whilst performing at The Princess Theatre Torquay

1965             Only 1 of 3 hotels to regain 5* status outside of London

1980             Prince and Princess of Wales (Charles and Diana), dined at the hotel whilst on a leisurely holiday together

1987             Duchess of York (Sarah Ferguson) and Princess Beatrice & Eugenie holidayed with us

2016             Celebrated its 150th year and purchased by Brownsword Hotels

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
Opening 2019 (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

Events

27th Sept 2019 - 27th Sept 2019

England's Seafood Coast Dinner, Imperial Hotel, Torquay, DevonEngland's Seafood Coast DinnerWith panoramic views of the beautiful Torbay coast, join us at The Imperial Hotel and celebrate England's Seafood Coast with an outstanding five-course seafood tasting dinner, accompanied by a glass of wine.
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20th Oct 2019 - 20th Oct 2019

24th Nov 2019 - 24th Nov 2019

Imperial Hotel, Torquay, DevonWedding Showcase - Imperial TorquayGuests will be welcomed to our special wedding showcase event with a glass of bubbly as we open the doors to showcase our beautiful wedding options and help inspire your perfect wedding day. Our Events team will be on hand to guide you through the showcase, which will be held in the Haldon Room…
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26th Oct 2019 - 26th Oct 2019

Murder Mystery Night - Imperial Torquay, DevonMurder Mystery Nights - Imperial TorquayMurder Mystery Nights The action begins over pre-dinner drinks followed by an exquisite three-course dinner, then the actors will lay the clues that you need to solve a heinous crime! It is up to you to investigate and accuse a suspect. This special night includes: Drinks reception Three-course…
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    Recent Reviews:

    • kamiki2
      Dorset
      Beautiful view
      4 of 5 stars
      22nd Sept 2019
      We found the Imperial to be a very pleasant hotel, that was in need of a little TLC in places. Booking in was simple and staff dealt with enquiries efficiently. Our room was clean, tidy and well... Read full review
    • stevewSouthWalesUk
      Newport, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Unsure about this hotel
      3 of 5 stars
      22nd Sept 2019
      We have visited the Imperial twice in the last month with my grandchildren and although the hotel looks tired from both front and rear elevations the reception area is lovely. The car park is charged... Read full review
    • Emma D
      Paignton, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Friends getaway
      Afternoon tea
      1 of 5 stars
      22nd Sept 2019
      I had gone with 5 of my close friends to celebrate a birthday of one in our group. The service was great but unfortunately I can't say the same about the food!. The bread used in the finger... Read full review

    Directions

    Road Directions

    From the M5 - exit at Jct 31 onto the A38. Continue onto the A380 signposted Torquay. Follow the signs onto the A3022 (signposted seafront) and on reaching the seafront road turn left signposted harbour. At the monument roundabout take the second exit right onto Victoria Parade. The marina will now be on your right. Bear left and uphill onto Beacon Hill and onto Park Hill Park Road. The hotel entrance is 2nd on the right.

    Public Transport Directions

    Hotel is 0.5 miles from Torquay train station. From Torquay town centre bus numbers 62 & 64 stop outside the hotel.

    Facilities

    Other

    • Free Wi-Fi available

    Catering

    • Bar
    • Cater for vegetarians
    • Room service
    • Serve breakfast
    • Serve evening meal
    • Serve lunch

    Children & Infants

    • Accept children (Minimum age) - 0
    • Accept children all ages
    • Children's play area
    • Children's videos/DVDs available
    • Cot
    • Food/bottle warming available
    • Highchair
    • Special meal times for children

    Establishment Features

    • 24 hr return laundry service
    • Accept coach parties
    • Available for wedding receptions
    • Beach within 100m
    • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
    • Central heating throughout
    • City Centre Location
    • Conference facilities
    • Dogs Accepted
    • Event venue
    • Family Friendly
    • Garden/patio for guests' use
    • Gym and Leisure facilities
    • Hot Tub/Spa Bath
    • Ironing facilities
    • Licenced for alcohol
    • Licenced for civil marriages
    • Lift
    • Near coastal path
    • Night porter
    • On-site parking or valet parking
    • Open All Year
    • Pets accepted - Accept dogs, charged at £15 per stay
    • Pets accepted by arrangement
    • Public telephone
    • Regular evening entertainment
    • Restaurant
    • Sea Views
    • Separate guests' lounge
    • Spa and Treatment Room
    • Spa Facilities
    • Swimming Pool
    • Wedding Venue
    • Wireless Broadband Internet Access

    Key Features

    • Celebrity connection
    • Family
    • Groups Welcomed
    • In town/city centre
    • Non smoking establishment
    • Of historic, literary or architectural interest
    • Seafront

    Leisure Facilities

    • Cycle hire
    • Games Room
    • Gym
    • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
    • Indoor pool
    • Outdoor pool - Summer months only
    • Sauna
    • Solarium
    • Spa bath
    • Spa Treatments
    • Swimming pool
    • Tennis court

    Parking & Transport

    • Car parking - At a charge of £7 per night.
    • On site parking - Parking is Charged at £7.00 per car per night and £15.00 for Garage Parking

    Payment Methods

    • All major credit cards accepted
    • American Express accepted
    • MasterCard accepted
    • Visa accepted

    Room / Unit Features

    • Colour television in all bedrooms
    • Four poster beds available
    • Free View TV
    • Ground Floor Bedrooms Available
    • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
    • Non smoking rooms available - All rooms are non-smoking.
    • Radio in all bedrooms
    • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
    • Telephone in all bedrooms
    • TV in all bedrooms

    Specialist Features

    • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
    • Christmas/New Year Programme
    • Mobile Phone Reception

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