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