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 245 reviews
Adam Frost
Adam Frost
May 13, 2024.
Absolutely amazing venue. All the guests said it was the perfect venue and had an amazing time. It has a gorgeous outside space (the garden/tent area) and inside the church is even better. The team at St Ethelburgas were incredibly helpful and very welcoming. I simply can't sing my praises high enough.
Elizabeth Koepping
Elizabeth Koepping
May 3, 2024.
Lovely space , easily accessible and perfect for family party in town
Chioma Anochirionye
Chioma Anochirionye
April 23, 2024.
Hmmm, I don’t know where to begin. The moment I came to view St Ethelburga’s I knew it was my wedding venue and I was very excited. Throughout the planning, the rehearsal every single moment leading to the Dday was exceptional. Ilia was prompt to every enquiry I had and helped the best she could. Nelson, thank you so much for all your help. You’re a superstar and St Ethelburga’s is very lucky to have you.
Monseñor Mario Santos
Monseñor Mario Santos
April 8, 2024.
St Ethelburga´s Centre for Reconciliation and Peace a sacred space for Episcopal Consecration service. Nestled within the heart of London, St. Ethelburga stands as a testament to faith, tradition, and the presence of God, inviting us into a sacred encounter. As I witnessed my Episcopal Consecration, I felt time collapse—a bridge spanning centuries. When I knelt, and I glimpsed the apostolic chain linking us all. St. Ethelburga became more than stone and mortar; it became a conduit for grace. May St. Ethelburga continue to echo with events. May its walls resound with alleluias. And may every bishop consecrated here find strength in its hallowed halls. All good wishes and every blessings,
Linda Lindz
Linda Lindz
April 8, 2024.
The team was excellent with supporting us right from initial enquiry, to viewings through to the delivery on the day of our "Worship & Poetry" event. The venue is beautiful and was perfect for the ambience we wanted to create. We loved being in the space. Huge shout out to Nelson for providing all the assistance we needed on the day. You bent And huge shout out to Ilia for your excellent communication and facilitation throughout the lead up to our event. We will without doubt book the venue for most of our events going forward. Thanks team.
Arowah Cleaver
Arowah Cleaver
March 25, 2024.
The Bedouin Tent was the perfect space for my event, so peaceful and well kept.
John McKenna
John McKenna
March 20, 2024.
We went with our son & partner to look at the possible hire of this old deconsecrated City church for their wedding blessing and party in 2025. All of us were totally amazed and delighted to discover this wonderfully welcoming oasis of peace & tranquility almost hidden amongst the skyscrapers around Bishopsgate!! Sadly bombed during the troubled 90s the building has been sensitively restored to retain key features of the past and modernised to provide facilities and make best use of the former worship space & gardens. We left with a quite memorable impression and the young couple minded to return for their matrimonial celebration!! Very helpful staff onsite will be pleased to show you around if you wish to have a look (but please do call first!) . Most certainly worth a visit.


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Nave 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
Please note that all extensions past 02:00 are subject to a £500 surcharge.

Extensions or early arrival at other times are usually possible.

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

  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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