Organising an Event at the Cathedral

Chester Cathedral is a unique venue and has some wonderful spaces for group & corporate hospitality: receptions, fundraising dinners, candlelight tours, business meetings, orchestral performances, concerts, specially tailored services, exhibitions and much more.

The Refectory
The 13th Century Refectory was built as the dining hall of the Benedictine Monastery.  The wall pulpit, which is the finest example in the country, was used for the reading of the Bible during meal times. Kings have eaten here as well as countless monks and pilgrims. A unique location for special events including dinners and receptions for up to 240 guests.

The Cloister Room
The medieval Cloister Room can be used for smaller meetings or receptions for up to 60 people. With its graceful Gothic columns and perfect proportions, this room is wonderful for smaller gatherings.

The Chapter House
A truly atmospheric location for a large event, dinner or presentation, the Chapter House was the meeting room of the monks. This extraordinary room is one of the architectural highlights of the Cathedral complex, and cannot fail to impress your guests, delegates or clients.

The Vestibule
The Vestibule is the architectural prelude to the Chapter House, but can be used in its own right as the location for smaller meetings or perhaps a welcome area before a concert or a gathering in another room.

For more information regarding room hire and availability email Events by clicking here.

For more information regarding catering email the Refectory by clicking here.

Alternatively call 01244 324756

Support Us

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There are many ways to support the Cathedral from donations through to buying a gift or simply enjoying a coffee in the Refectory. We welcome your support in whatever form it takes.

Refectory Cafe


The Refectory, built in the 13th century, was the dining hall for the 40 monks who belonged to the community at the time. The Refectory is open from 9:30 - 4:30 and a delicious lunch menu, fabulous cakes and free Wi-Fi!


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Online Shop

The Shop provides a full range of souvenirs, books, gifts, cards, CDs and jewellery, some unique to Chester Cathedral;  it's even possible to buy postage stamps!

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Chester Cathedral needs your help! We receive no financial subsidy from government and therefore rely on kind donations and the support of people like you. The Just Giving site is just one way to help.

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