After a £3 million refurbishment project which was completed in 2018, returning the venue to its original Victorian splendour, the Octagon hall is the largest and grandest venue we have to offer. This beautiful Victorian room can hold up to 1200 guests standing and up to 450 in a formal seated style.

The Concert hall, now known as the Octagon, was originally designed by the Buxton Architect, Robert Rippon Duke and was opened in 1875. Now, it's a Grade ll listed building and one of the largest eight sided rooms in Europe.

Many different types of functions and events are held within the room throughout the year, taking advantage of the versatile nature of the Octagon. Functions typical to the Octagon include events and fairs, plays, concerts, charity events, car auctions, prom nights, award ceremonies and conferences.

The grandeur of the Octagon is difficult to appreciate until you experience it for yourself.  We therefore highly recommend viewing this magnificent space. The sophistication of the Octagon adds a touch of class to any event, making for a memorable occasion.

Our Octagon features a large stage area and is adjacent to the Octagon Lounge, which offers extra space and a fully operational bar area.

For more information or to discuss delegate rates, please contact us

Floor Style
Theatre 1000
Classroom 800
Boardroom 350
U Shape 500
Lunch/Dinner 450
Buffet & Dance 750
Standing 1200

Contact us today on: 01298 23114

Business Hours

  • Monday - Friday   09.30am - 5pm
  • Saturday - Sunday   09.30am - 5pm
  • *See opening times for our full opening hours  

About Us

The Pavilion Gardens is a beautiful historic venue dating back to 1871 which superbly shows off the Victorian splendour of Buxton. Set within 23-acres of magnificent landscaped gardens and play areas the venue provides the perfect setting for fun and relaxing family days out, with great food and drink, shopping and over 100 events and festivals throughout the year.

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Pavilion Gardens St John's Road Buxton Derbyshire SK17 6BE