Elliot Terrace

Number 3 Elliot Terrace on The Hoe is the Lord Mayor's official residence. We use it for civic events and it's also stayed in by visiting dignitaries and circuit judges.

Hold your event at Elliot Terrace

3 Elliot Terrace is licensed for civil ceremonies and partnerships, commitment ceremonies, re-affirmation of vows and naming ceremonies.

You can hire it for a full or half day and hire charges include use of the dining room, drawing room and ceremony room. A private changing/cloakroom is also available for the ceremonial couple.

  • Maximum number of guests: 35
  • Venue charge: Full day £1,800 (six hours), half day £995 (three hours). These charges will be subject to VAT at the prevailing rate.
  • Deposit: 50 per cent (non-refundable, payable upon booking with the balance payable six weeks before the ceremony).

Email lordmayor@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 304858 for more information.

Group tours of Elliot Terrace

Elliot Terrace is filled with artefacts, antiques and photographs from the Astors' time. Take a guided tour with one of the Lord Mayor's mace bearers and then enjoy refreshments in the drawing room. Tours last an hour to an hour and a half and should be booked three weeks in advance.

The guided tour costs £5.25 a person and you need a group of at least 10 people (and no more than 15) for the tour to run.

Email lordmayor@plymouth.gov.uk or call 01752 304858 for more information


Built in the late 19th century by leading Victorian property developer John Pethick, 3 Elliot Terrace was bought in 1908 by Waldorf Astor who was Mayor of Plymouth between 1939 and 1944. His wife Nancy became MP for Plymouth Sutton in 1919 and made history as the first woman MP to sit in the Commons. Nancy gave 3 Elliot Terrace to the city as a residence for future Lord Mayors.