CHELTENHAM TOWN HALL PAST & PRESENT
Built at the turn of twentieth century to accommodate the many balls and concerts of the town’s social calendar, Cheltenham Town Hall was, quite literally, made for celebrations. Until the year 1900, the role had been filled by the old Assembly Rooms in the High Street. Its demolition to make way for a bank prompted the Council to build a new, and much larger Hall, on a new site.
The total cost of the building, including its marbled Corinthian style columns, intricately decorated coved ceiling, dance-friendly sprung floor, beautiful balconies, internal decoration and fixtures and fittings was around £45,000! Standing proudly overlooking the immaculately manicured Imperial Gardens, Cheltenham Town Hall comprises of a grand Main Hall, varying sized dining and drawing rooms and offices.
PITTVILLE PUMP ROOM PAST & PRESENT
Breathtaking, unique and radiating regency refinement, Pittville Pump Room is Cheltenham’s most spectacular private hire venue. Standing in regal splendour overlooking the sweeping lawns and lakes of Pittville Park two miles from the town centre, it regularly hosts weddings, parties and corporate hospitality. When not in use, you can wander into the Main Auditorium to see its fine interior and sample the fountain’s historically medicinal Spa Waters for free. Please phone in advance to check opening hours.
The elegant Grade I listed Pittville Pump Room is monument to the more than 100 years of fame Cheltenham enjoyed as a Spa town, and perhaps the most famous example of regency architecture in the area.