Following a refurbishment, Pierremont Hall opened in January 2020, welcoming all public and private events.
Whether you are looking for a venue for a family celebration or luxury wedding, or something more formal like a meeting or conference, Pierremont Hall is the perfect place for any occasion. Throughout Pierremont Hall’s history weddings were not permitted, but now has the option of two different ceremony rooms, perfect for intermittent gatherings or large affairs.
Built in 1785 as a private residence, Pierremont Hall has been home to many and is now open to the community for public and private events.
The building is Grade II Listed, located in the heart of town. This newly renovated building is a beacon of history, showcasing the town’s historical character. The Hall was built in 1785 for Thomas Forsyth and designed by Samuel Pepys Cockerell. The Duchess of Kent and a young Princess Victoria holidayed at Pierremont from 1826 to 1836. It knew various owners until its sale in 1896 to Leonard Posnett who used it as a school. Most of the original 30 acres of land were developed as housing and the building and remaining park were sold to the Urban District Council in 1927.
Pierremont Hall holds many secret gems of the town’s history. Beneath the grounds of the Hall lays an air raid shelter, designed to hold 150 people who would have accessed the shelters through tunnels all around Broadstairs town, sheltering council employees and the community during raids.
The shelters are sealed and closed to the public.
We also offer the use of our outdoor facilities which adjoin the public gardens surrounding the building. The gardens have helped the town win no less than four South East in Bloom trophies, and contain some interesting specimen plants and trees. There is a children’s playground and a picnic area within the delightful grounds in the centre of the town.
At the rear of the Council Chamber Hall are charming gardens, recently redesigned with new planting, a pergola and improved seating, providing perfect photo opportunies to capture those memorable moments.