Lympstone Village Hall

CORONAVIRUS: 25 April: The hall is completely closed to public and private events until further notice.

We hope to see you again soon!  We are taking bookings for events from 1 July, but on the basis that they can only take place if government restrictions allow. To help this, we are waiving our normal cancellation policy for events booked at any dates in the remainder of 2020. Whilst details of the relaxation of restrictions haven’t yet been announced, we think that larger events using kitchen and bar won’t be possible until later in the year. School use and exercise classes are likely to start soonest.

We are using the enforced closure to carry out some maintenance and improvement tasks, so no access even if you have a key. If you need access to the hall (eg to access to storage), contact Don Mildenhall or Miles Freeman.

If you have booked the hall and need to discuss rescheduling or cancellation, ring the Booking Line on 01395 262640 or e-mail

CIO News at 25th April 2020

Our plans to change the structure of the village hall charity have moved forward with the Charity Commission approving the registration of the new CIO (Charitable Incorporated Organisation) with a new registration number – 1187640. The next formal steps were completed at a trustee meeting on 22 April. The new charity will take over ownership and management of the hall on 30 April 2020.. More details will be put on this site on that date. It’s important to say that this means no change to what the hall offers, its facilities or its charges.

We think our hall is one of the best equipped and most popular in the whole of Devon. Look around our site to see what we can offer, and details you’ll need on facilities, booking and charges. The best way to get in touch to book or enquire is to use this button – we get all the information we need and the right person can get back to you.

Lympstone Village Hall –

on the Exe Estuary, East Devon

The Village Hall is the centre of village activities. It consists of a single storey complex containing three letting rooms: a Main hall, a Function room, and a Committee room, in addition to a licensed bar and kitchen. These can be hired individually or in various combinations.

Booking line: 01395 262640  NB: Our phone system will hunt for someone to help you. You may hear different ring tones – please don’t hang up!

The complex is used by a wide range of village organisations for social, educational, artistic, and entertainment purposes. It is also used by semi-commercial organisations for example for exercise and keep fit classes. Each year we host a number of wedding ceremonies and receptions and family parties and can advise on decoration and facilities to suit. The hall is the only village hall in Devon licensed as a wedding venue and gives an authentic setting for weddings for up to 110 people. The hall is very suitable for children’s parties.

The hall was built in 1933, has been extended and improved greatly since then, is a registered charity and is managed by a committee of trustees for the benefit of the community.

Lympstone Village

Lympstone is a village of 2000 people on the estuary of the Exe in East Devon. It has good transport links with Exeter and Exmouth by train (5 minutes walk from Lympstone Village station) and by bus and is only 10 km from Junction 30 on the M5. For much more information about facilities, organisations and events in the village as a whole, please click HERE ».

Weddings at Lympstone Village Hall


The hall is fully licensed to conduct weddings and civil ceremonies – we think we are the only village hall in Devon to do this.

It’s a splendid village setting for a traditional and less formal event

All three letting rooms are licensed and we can offer a variety of arrangements to suit weddings and receptions for up to 120 people.

We are now taking bookings for weddings throughout 2019 and 2020. Be aware that Devon Registrars are very busy and that you should book at least 9 months in advance to secure a Saturday early afternoon slot.


Whether you’re looking for somewhere for a family event, wedding or other celebration, Lympstone Village Hall is a great place for a PARTY.

We can cater for up to 150 people. Our layout and facilities give real flexibility, and our refurbished kitchen and bar are central to a good event.

Parties at Lympstone Village Hall

Latest news

Today’s the day!

Today - 30 April 2020 - the transfer of Lympstone Village Hall to a new charity is completed. With the consent of the Charity Commission and using an Order made by them under the 2011 Charities Act, the property (ie land and buildings) and other assets of the village...

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Coronavirus – Update 25 April

CORONAVIRUS: 25 April: The hall is completely closed to public and private events until further notice. We hope to see you again soon!  We are taking bookings for events from 1 July, but on the basis that they can only take place if government restrictions allow. To...

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The hall reports its 2019 financial results

The village hall's financial year ended on 31st December 2019. We have compiled our accounts and they have been independently examined. We have added a brief narrative report and will be submitting the whole document to the Charity Commission once the results are...

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