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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 the house for a whole day or for as long as you choose and the hire charges include use of the dining room, drawing room and ceremony room. A private changing/cloakroom is also available for the ceremonial couple.

Book for Weekday price Weekend price
2 Hours £605 £715
4 Hours £1,210 £1,320
8 Hours £1,980 £2,195

Price includes VAT. A 50% non refundable deposit required when booking.

Bookings of 4 or 8 hours include cream tea if requested.

Email or call 01752 306088 for more information.

Group tours of Elliot Terrace

3 Elliot Terrace is filled with artefacts, antiques and photographs from the Astor’s time. Take a guided tour with one of the Lord Mayor's mace bearers and then enjoy a cream tea 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:

  • House only: £8.25 per person and you need a group of at least 10 people (and no more than 15) for the tour to run.
  • House including cream tea: £11.00 per person and you need a group of at least 10 people (and no more than 15) for the tour to run.
  • For groups of less than 10 people there will be a minimum charge of £82.50 per group and should you wish to include a cream tea, the charge will be a minimum of £110.00

Email 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.