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 143 reviews
Dave Roper
Dave Roper
November 21, 2022.
Really good London venue, friendly helpful staff, and a great atmosphere for the Meninadança event on Saturday 19th November.
Amauri FT
Amauri FT
November 11, 2022.
Great place! Amazing atmosphere! Worth it !
Rufina Fakhridi
Rufina Fakhridi
October 4, 2022.
We had a wonderful night at this place - everyone found it a triumph to have something like this in the middle of the bustling city of London 🙂 The team was very helpful and friendly! Many thanks!
September 29, 2022.
Amazing place to hire for events
Cate Herman
Cate Herman
September 25, 2022.
One of the most beautiful venues in London. Diverse spaces that create opportunities for different ways of celebrating and interacting. The people there are so supportive and helpful. And all part of reconciliation and peace and creating spaces that reflect that ethos. Had the most magical night there.
CharLotte Thompson
CharLotte Thompson
September 17, 2022.
The perfect little venue right in the centre of london. Loved each little thoughtful reception areas from the church hall, stunning courtyard and tucked away yert. Perfect for any small party or special occasion


Nave Venue Hire Prices Bedouin Tent and Courtyard Venue Hire Prices

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


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

Other extensions outside the listed times are not available.
Early morning arrival is usually possible, charged at £35 per 30mins.

  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 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. Capacity inside 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.

View Floorplan


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.

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