Venue Hire

Sharing our space, with its unique story of hope, is an important part of what we do.

We have two spaces and a dedicated venue hire team:

The Nave is a stunning venue for your workshop, talk, organisational away-day, film-showing, concert, party or music event, and is equipped with projector, sound system and microphones, 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. Woven from goats hair, and built on principles of sacred geometry, it is a harmonious space where people can meet as equals. It is perfect for dialogue, workshops, meetings and away days.

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

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Nicholas Hennell-Foley - Venue Hire Coordinator

Nick Hennell-Foley


+44 (0)20 7496 1613


In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of organisations and individuals, we have 3 rates:

A. Small charities / individuals;
B. larger charities (with an income over £200,000) and small for-profit organisations;
C. larger for-profit organisations (with an income over £250,000) and corporates.

(Please note preparation and clear-up time needs to be included within the booked time. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price.)

Prices Nave May 2018   

We also offer evening extensions beyond 10pm at a rate of £65/hr before midnight, and £78/hr after midnight.

Nave room layout and capacity

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

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

  • Standing reception – maximum 120 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. Comfortable capacity is 25 people. 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.


St Ethelburga’s can provide tea, coffee and biscuits for small groups, or a full catering service. Please get in touch for menus. If you are an individual or small charity you are welcome to provide your own sandwiches or buffet style lunches / refreshments. The kitchen has basic crockery and cutlery which you are free to use, but if your event is more formal (or if you don’t want to do the washing up) you may want to hire in your own or bring paper cups / plates.

Our fantastic catering partner is Limoncello. They’re flexible, professional and, above all, the food tastes great! A fully staffed service can be provided, or simply a tasty buffet for your guests to enjoy.
Seasoned Events can also organise certain events.

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