Dinners and Receptions

Hire Rochester Cathedral for a dinner or reception.  Rochester Cathedral is a unique and special place to hold your event.  It will definitely be one event your guests will remember for a long time.  The Cathedral has three spaces available to hire suiting every type of dinner or reception. 


Hire our 13th Century Crypt for a stunning space for your dinner or reception.  It has a maximum capacity of 100 for a seated dinner and 150 for a drinks reception.  Hire starts at £464 + VAT.

Ithamar Chapel

If you are looking for something small and intimate why not hire the Ithamar Chapel, located off our Main Crypt. Maximum capacity is 80 for a drinks reception and 40 for a seated dinner.  Hire starts at £152 + VAT


Our Nave is very occasionally available to hire for large dinners.  It has a maximum capacity of 180.  It is a spectacular location for an incredible event.  Please do get in touch to find out our hire costs for the Nave.


We have a list of suppliers who are able to cater your event.  We will be happy to assist with all the organisers and logistics to make your event run smoothly. 


Rochester Cathedral is a unique setting for your event and we can provide additional activities to set it apart.

Learn about the fascinating 1400 year history of Rochester Cathedral by making a guided tour of the Cathedral part of your event.

We have tables and chairs available to hire which saves you the worry of hiring them in.


Rochester Cathedral is only 35 minutes by train from Central London making it a perfect alternative to a London venue.  


Please email bookings@rochestercathedral.org for more information and to arrange a site visit.