Lottery funding has been procured to turn a Grade II-listed hall into a hotel and wedding venue.
Almost £1.4m has been secured to transform Bridgford Hall in West Bridgford, Nottinghamshire, according to a report by the BB.
The building has been used as offices by the borough council and housed the register office.
The Georgian building will now be leased to a "well known" but un-named hotel operator as part of a £2.3m project.
Councillor Simon Robinson said the funding was important to save the prestigious building and said the council was “very desperate" to bring a hotel into West Bridgford.
“We did a survey of residents and a hotel came at the top of the list so we have a lot of support in putting this together."
It is scheduled to be an "aparthotel" and will also house Nottinghamshire County Council register office.
Robinson says said £850,000 would be put into the project by the council from taxpayers’ money with the remainder of the money being contributed by the hotel operator.