COVID-19 update: The cathedral is not currently open for general visits or tours but remains open for private prayer and reflection 11-3pm (1pm-3pm on Sundays). From the 8th of March, two weekly public services will resume inside the Cathedral, Wednesdays, 12noon, starting 10th March and Fridays, 12noon, starting 12th March. Please continue to check the website for the latest updates. All services will continue to be online, and everyone is welcome to join.

Our venues

Winchester Cathedral’s historic buildings and beautiful grounds provide the perfect setting for any event. We have a selection of venues for hire or, if you prefer, we can arrange to have a marquee in one of four lovely locations.

Have a look at our event spaces, then email us to find out more.

Marquees on the Lawn

Make the most of the Cathedral’s beautiful grounds with our marquee service. We have four lovely green spaces suitable for marquees, which are available all year round (we offer heated marquees!). Being outside surrounded by ancient buildings, mature trees and elegant planting will make your event something truly special. Read more

The Refectory

One of Winchester’s hidden gems, sheltered behind an ancient flint wall opposite the Cathedral. Its award-winning contemporary design, large terrace with Cathedral views and pretty walled garden make this a versatile venue. Read more

The Paul Woodhouse Suite

The perfect blend of traditional and contemporary, the airy Paul Woodhouse Suite features a vaulted ceiling, pale wooden floor and glassed walls. The suite is located in the Visitors’ Centre, and has a private terrace with wonderful Cathedral views. Read more

The Wessex Centre

A beautiful new addition to the Cathedral's stunning collection of venues. Opened in 2016, The Wessex Centre offers, which is situated in the Cathedral's historic Close, has a fresh and modern feel. The building is surrounded by a contemporary version of an Apothecary’s Garden with views of the Cathedral. Read more

The Undercroft

Once part of the medieval monastery’s cloisters, this beautiful room, features a 13th-century vaulted ceiling and pillars, polished wooden floors and a stone fireplace. Looking out over the peaceful inner close, it’s a perfect setting for smaller meetings and gatherings. Read more

Find out more

Contact us
For event and venue hire enquiries please call 01962 857 258 / 07807 628215 or email

Download our Events Brochure (PDF)

Download our sample event menu (PDF)

Download our sample buffet menu (PDF)

Download our sample private dining menu (PDF)

How to find us
Travel, parking and downloadable maps