A centre for peace and tranquillity, transformed into a spectacular event space. The Nave and Retro choir are highly adaptable spaces suitable for a wide variety of events.

The Nave creates an atmosphere like no other, featuring magnificent high vaulted ceilings, intricate historical details and the beauty of London’s oldest example of Gothic Architecture. As the beating heart of busy Cathedral life, hire of the Nave is an exclusive opportunity to hold a unique event in a sought after setting.

Available to hire daytime or evening, the Nave is a highly adaptable space that can be transformed into the perfect backdrop for dinners, large receptions, fashion shows, award ceremonies, live music and presentations. The setting will not leave you or your guests disappointed, with the combination of historical significance, and the beauty of the architecture, the Nave will provide an ideal backdrop.

The Nave can be hired on its own, or along with one of our other venue spaces. You can enjoy a drinks reception in one of our wonderful outdoor spaces, or in the equally inspiring Retro Choir before you start the main event. Capacity ranges from 800 for a reception, to 700 if you are looking for a theatre layout, 150 for hosting a dinner and 100 for cabaret. The Nave is highly customisable to fit every one of your event needs.

The Retro Choir

Atmospheric and intimate, the Retrochoir is a space steeped in a surprising history. It once served as a Bishops Court, trying and condemning notable figures in history for their crimes, before being let out to a baker, who used it to keep livestock. Today it is home to four small chapels, dedicated to individual saints for worship.

Located at the east end of the Cathedral, guests enjoy the historic, medieval splendour of the space, featuring a barrel vaulted ceiling and intricately designed stained glass windows.

Available to hire as a stand alone space or in conjunction with the Nave, the Retro choir is the perfect space for an intimate corporate occasion, seating 80 for a dinner or 200 for a standing reception.


Call 020 7367 6704 or cathedralvenues@southwark.anglican.org  to discuss your requirements with a member of our sales team.


Day Delagete Packages here,
Corporate Menu here,
Venue Hire Brochure here,

The Nave 800 Standing Reception
150 Private Dining

18.5 x 31.8m
18.5 x 31.8m

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