Venue Hire


We have two spaces and a dedicated venue hire team.

The Nave is a stunning venue for your workshop, talk, away-day, film-showing, concert, party or music event, and is equipped with a laser projector, sound system & microphones, uplighters, and an upright piano. High ceilings, original arches, a stained glass window and fascinating history provide a wonderful atmosphere.

The Bedouin Tent is a magical and unique space set in a beautiful courtyard garden – an oasis in the city. Woven from goats hair, and built on principles of sacred geometry, it is a harmonious space where people can meet as equals. It’s perfect for dialogue, workshops, meetings and away days, baby showers, bridal showers and proposals!

We’d love to hear from you – please get in touch to check availability.

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A picture of the venue hire coordinator, Alastair



0208 064 1635

Based on 163 reviews
Nadia Bayraktar
Nadia Bayraktar
January 29, 2023.
Perfect for a ceremony like I went to tonight
Parny wallace
Parny wallace
January 16, 2023.
We had a service for my brother Babel Wallace. A relaxed and very spiritual building which has modern day comforts and kept us warm through the event even on a cold London night. I played a saxophone solo and can confirm the acoustics for musicians playing acoustically is first class. Very happy to be part of London history
Libby Cooper
Libby Cooper
January 9, 2023.
Brilliant location, with a very helpful crew!
Joseph Taylor
Joseph Taylor
January 2, 2023.
We used this venue for my partner’s 40th birthday and it was perfect! Epic space, really helpful staff (thank you Alastair and Nelson!) and every part of the hire exactly as described. We had an amazing time and the venue really made it so special. Thanks again.
Barbara Olejnik
Barbara Olejnik
December 20, 2022.
Beautiful place!
Roz Mail
Roz Mail
December 14, 2022.
Lovely old building but unfortunately freezing cold great for a function if you dont stay long
Ted Orf
Ted Orf
December 13, 2022.
Fantastic venue - absolutely beautiful - and incredible support. Could not recommend more highly!
Leila Finikarides
Leila Finikarides
December 12, 2022.
Alastair and the staff at St Ethelburga's were extremely helpful in setting up the event and during our event. The venue looked great and many of our attendees commented that it was not only an amazing venue, but that the principles and work of the Centre made it even more special. Catering from Fat Macy's, where the staff were just as helpful and professional, ensured the event was a real success!


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Nave Venue Hire Prices Bedouin Tent and Courtyard Venue Hire Prices

** Income under £250,000 *** Income over £250,000

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* Extensions beyond 10pm are welcome and are charged at a rate of:
Before midnight: £70/hr
After midnight: £100/hr
After midnight and selling alcohol: £200/hr

Extensions or early arrival at other times are usually possible.

Note that for events where alcohol is being sold a Temporary Events Notice is required at a cost of £21 (correct at the time of writing).

  Please Also Note
Preparation and clear-up needs to be included within the booked time.
A booking that does not take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price.
St Ethelburga’s cannot store tables and chairs (or other large items) on-site unless booking the space for the duration of storage.

Nave layout and capacity

The nave is 6.6m x 25m, not including the annexe.

We suggest the following options for room layout, though you are free to arrange it as you wish.

  • Standing reception – maximum 150 people
  • Theatre style (chairs facing front altar) – maximum 85 people
  • Informal style facing presentation wall (chairs in semi-circular rows) – maximum 85 people
  • U-shaped with tables – maximum 18 people

Tent layout and capacity

The tent is circular with cushioned bench seating around the edge. Capacity including the courtyard garden is 30 people. Capacity inside the tent itself is maximum 28. There are no tables in the tent and people are asked to remove their shoes before entering. The nave is a beautiful and peaceful space for a wide range of events, from meetings and workshops to conferences, talks and concerts.

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St Ethelburga’s can provide tea, coffee and biscuits for small groups. You are welcome to provide your own sandwiches or buffet style lunches / refreshments. Please bring your own paper cups / plates / cutlery.

Our fantastic social enterprise catering partner is Fat Macy’s. They’re flexible, professional and, above all, the food tastes great!

They can currently provide a tasty buffet for your guests to enjoy.

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“St Ethelburga’s helped me to host a hybrid memorial service, managing the on-site end of an event that included over 40 people on Zoom and in person with great skill and efficiency. There were 10 people who wanted to be present on site, and this gave them the opportunity to gather safely together in a beautiful environment and to interact with the larger group online. It was encouraging to see how well this worked in what might otherwise have been quite delicate and distressing circumstances. We received some excellent feedback from those who attended.” – Alison, hired the Nave in Sept 2020

Ask about our our hybrid and livestreamed event options