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 172 reviews
March 13, 2023.
lovely venue, helpful staff and gorgeous tent. very much reccomend
Victoria Barlow
Victoria Barlow
March 10, 2023.
We launched our new brand at St Ethelburga's centre, using the wonderful spaces to hold a seated session in the afternoon then a drinks reception in the evening. The staff who helped us plan the event were fantastic, offering help and ideas, and the staff on the day were brilliant, answering our queries, pitching into the work. We highly recommend using St Ethelburga's for an event.
Tim Segaller
Tim Segaller
March 10, 2023.
Superb venue and space and fantastic service from the team there. Highly recommended for events.
Demetra Tofarides
Demetra Tofarides
March 7, 2023.
A really beautiful venue, it really does look and feel like the images. It's also really great for live music as the big hall makes it sound beautiful. The two venue managers we worked with (Alastair and Nelson) were really great. Nelson was on site throughout the entire event and catered to all our needs. He really made us feel at ease. The location is perfect, right in central London. And the price is also amazing for the location and the space you get - you won't get many places like this in London. The venue were very open and flexible and didn't have many rules against things which gave us a lot of freedom to do what we wanted. Will definitely keep this in the books to use again in the future.
Franceska Dante
Franceska Dante
March 3, 2023.
Tiny but perfect
Jess Meale
Jess Meale
March 1, 2023.
The Bedouin tent is a beautiful venue in a great location. The booking for the tent also includes exclusive use of the garden and little conservatory area. The booking process was simple and Alistair answered all my question quickly. It was a great setting for my friends Hen party. I knew that the tent was one of a couple venues you could hire in this location and there happened to be another party in the Nave. We ended up contending with their very loud music all night. I get that it's an old building and not soundproofed, but it was honestly ridiculous. Throughout the night, we also had groups of people congregating from the other party in the garden and at one point, also had one of their (very drunk) party just wonder into ours. I felt disappointed that we paid a lot of money for exclusive use, which then didn't happen. The caretaker on duty did respond quickly to any requests we had, such as changing the heating and providing a corkscrew. I'm just glad we weren't trying to have a nice relaxing mediation evening!
Alison Miles
Alison Miles
February 16, 2023.
An absolutely gorgeous venue that was perfect for my event. The staff could not have been more helpful, both before and during the night.
Nadia Bayraktar
Nadia Bayraktar
January 29, 2023.
Perfect for a ceremony like I went to tonight
Parny wallace
Parny wallace
January 16, 2023.
We had a service for my brother Babel Wallace. A relaxed and very spiritual building which has modern day comforts and kept us warm through the event even on a cold London night. I played a saxophone solo and can confirm the acoustics for musicians playing acoustically is first class. Very happy to be part of London history


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Nave Venue Hire 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

Extensions or early arrival at other times are usually possible.

Note that for events where alcohol is being sold a Temporary Events Notice is required at a cost of £21 (correct at the time of writing).

  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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“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