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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.

We can cater for events ranging from 30 to 600 guests, and arrange the marquee hire for you with our preferred supplier. To find out more about costs and options, please get in touch.

Marquee locations

The Garden Marquee

This is a lovely walled garden with an orchard at the rear of the Cathedral Refectory. An ivory marquee with lining, carpet and chandeliers is included in the price.

Standing reception: 200
Formal lunches / dinners: 120
Catering for a minimum of: 50

Deanery Garden

The garden is a stunning private space within the historic Inner Close. Its large trees, shrubs and small orchard make it an extremely pretty and romantic location.

Standing reception: 300
Formal lunches / dinners: 200
Catering for a minimum of: 200

Cloister Garth, Cathedral Inner Close

This is an open lawn in the centre of the historic Inner Close. The Cathedral provides a stunning backdrop.

Standing reception: 600
Formal lunches / dinners: 400
Catering for a minimum of: 200

Outer Close

The Outer Close is the open area between the Cathedral and the town – an unrivalled, high-profile location for an event, enhanced by the superb backdrop of both Cathedral and city.

Standing reception: 600


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

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