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 253 reviews
Richard Hamilton
Richard Hamilton
July 10, 2024.
St Ethelburgas is a beautiful, peaceful venue right in the heart of London. It is also excellent value in terms of hiring the venue for an event.
Dennise Friday
Dennise Friday
July 8, 2024.
The venue is stunning and perfect for our celebration. Everyone was stunned and in awe of the beauty of the courtyard and tent
Patty Stein
Patty Stein
June 22, 2024.
Gorgeous venue. Look up the history, it’s incredible! Felt very lucky to be at a show here.
Malgorzata Jermakowicz
Malgorzata Jermakowicz
June 21, 2024.
We used the venue for a company session, and it worked very well. The amazing team took great care of us during the booking process and on the day of the event. We truly recommend this little oasis of peace in the middle of the city!
Sharan Kaur
Sharan Kaur
June 20, 2024.
A real pocket of peace in the city! The tent venue is a perfect choice for intimate events.
Beverly Brown
Beverly Brown
June 18, 2024.
Beautiful historic location!
Tharindu Ellepola
Tharindu Ellepola
June 14, 2024.
I hired this venue for my 40th Birthday and I do not regret it one bit. This venue is a rare find within the hustle and bustle of London. The venue it self carries a rich history and it is an absolute privilege to be able to throw an event at this place. The venue staff are also incredibly helpful and accommodating and they really did everything possible to make our event a success. I would definitely recommend this place to anyone that will stop and listen. Thank you St. Ethelburgas for making my 40th an occasion to truly remember!
graham shepherd
graham shepherd
June 13, 2024.
Great venue


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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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