Venue Hire

We are accepting bookings from the 17th May onwards for up to 30 people in the Nave,
and up to 7 people in the Tent.
We can also help you design creative hybrid events mixing online and in-person audiences, as well as professional livestreams.

We have two spaces and a dedicated venue hire team.

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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



0208 064 1635

“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


– Availability Calendar –


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


* Extensions beyond 10pm are welcome and are charged at a rate of £70/hr before midnight and £90/hr after midnight. Any other extensions outside the listed times are currently 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 (currently 30 with 2m Covid-19 distancing)
  • Theatre style (chairs facing front altar) – maximum 85 people (currently 30 with 2m Covid-19 distancing)
  • Informal style facing presentation wall (chairs in semi-circular rows) – maximum 85 people (currently 30 with 2m Covid-19 distancing)
  • U-shaped with tables – maximum 18 people (currently 7 with 2m Covid-19 distancing)

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Tent layout and capacity

The tent is circular with cushioned bench seating around the edge. Capacity is 25 people (7 people with 2m Covid-19 distancing). 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. 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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