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Hire Cathedral Hall

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Westminster Cathedral Hall

A brief history

Cathedral Hall was designed by Cathedral Architect John Francis Bentley, and represents some of his finest work. When completed in 1902 it was originally known as Chapter Hall and was used for liturgical services until the Cathedral itself was permanently opened on Christmas Eve 1903. It retains the exquisite Edwardian features of its original design.


  • Seating for up to 300 (including gallery)
  • 260 sq mtrs (2,800sq ft) floor area
  • Excellent acoustics for recitals/concerts
  • Raised stage with pull-out steps from Hall floor
  • Full disabled facilities
  • PA system
  • Fully equipped kitchen
  • Wi-fi enabled

Typical capacities that can be accommodated

The Hall can be configured to suit a variety of events.  Here are some with their potential capacities.                    

  • Recital/Concert with seating for 300 with gallery
  • Formal dinners for 150-180
  • Cocktail receptions for 300
  • Meetings – Lecture style  for 300, classroom style for 200 

Hire Rates

Minimum Charge - Four Hours - £900 
Each hour thereafter £150
Weddings and large celebration banquets - special quotation required
Registered Charities are allowed a 10% discount

For smaller venue please see Hinsley Room

Catering - By arrangement

A list of caterers who are familiar with our Hall is available on request. Alternative caterers of your choice may be used.

How to find us

The front entrance to the hall is in Ambrosden Avenue, SW1P 1QH. Access is from Victoria St or Francis St.

Public Transport

Victoria (mainline and underground) and St James’ Park are less than five minutes walk.

Buses no 11,24,211 and 507 stop immediately in front of the Cathedral Piazza on Victoria Street.


There are limited numbers of parking meters for cars in adjacent streets.

For more details on availability and costs please contact:

Email: CHReception@rcdow.org.uk

Phone : 020 7798 9055