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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0208 064 1635

Based on 206 reviews
September 20, 2023.
St. Ethelburga's is a place of surprising beauty and sacred depth in the heart of the City. We were warmly welcomed and received excellent care during our event. The Bedouin tent was the perfect space for our meeting, and it's artistic, comfortable environment enhanced the event for us all.
Benita Friday
Benita Friday
September 16, 2023.
Been here a few times, lovely venue
Dennise Friday
Dennise Friday
September 12, 2023.
The venue is stunning and perfect for our celebration. Everyone was stunned and in awe of the beauty of the courtyard and tent
Ruby Lightfoot
Ruby Lightfoot
August 21, 2023.
Great venue, lovely and helpful staff. Very easy to organise without issue. We had a great party- thank you
paul k
paul k
August 17, 2023.
An oasis of calm in a busy city....wonderful music programme
Lucy Roberts
Lucy Roberts
July 12, 2023.
An oasis of calm surrounded by a concrete, glass and gherkin jungle!


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Bedouin Tent and Courtyard Venue Hire Prices

Over the Christmas and New Year period, space prices are increased as follows:
20% between 1st Dec – 23rd Dec
50% between 24th Dec – 1st Jan

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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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Refreshments & Catering

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.

You are also welcome to bring your own caterers at no additional charge.

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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