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Hiring The Cathedral

Salisbury Cathedral hosts over 1,000 services, concerts and events each year, as well as welcoming over 250,000 visitors and pilgrims to one of the South West’s iconic tourism destinations.  

It is an exquisite building which has many unique spaces suitable for events of all styles and sizes, whether you are planning an intimate family celebration, a large corporate occasion or a dazzling public performance, we can help you organise an experience your guests will never forget!

Bring your ideas to us and we will talk you through the possibilities. We offer a highly professional support service to those wishing to work with us as a venue, maintaining at all times our reputation for outstanding music and liturgy. A simple guide to our fees and charges can be downloaded below.


The initial points of contact are as follows:

For Weddings, Baptisms and Funerals 
Vicar of the Close, Canon Ian Woodward, voc@salcath.co.uk, 01722 327469


For all other special services
The Precentor, Canon Tom Clammer, precentor@salcath.co.uk, 01722 555128


For Filming and Photographs in the Cathedral or Close
PR Manager, Marie Thomas, m.thomas@salcath.co.uk, 01722 555158

Salisbury Cathedral Close is a privately owned space that is used continuously by the public, attraction visitors and staff, Cathedral staff and schools and as such has very strict unmanned aircraft (or drone) policy. Any use of an unmanned aircraft (or drone) for recreational purposes or for photographic purposes within the Close is prohibited unless specific permission is granted. To seek permission please contact Marie Thomas in the Cathedral’s PR department on 01722 555148 or by email on m.thomas@salcath.co.uk For further information please read our Unmanned Aircraft (Drone) Policy below


Please see below for information on wedding photography in the Close grounds.

Wedding Photos Agreement 15.pdf


For Art Exhibitions
The Treasurer, Canon Robert Titley, treasurer@salcath.co.uk, 01722 555186


For Wedding Receptions or Catering Events in the Refectory Restaurant or Cloisters
Restaurant Manager, Kevin Oborne, k.oborne@salcath.co.uk, 01722 555175


For Concerts, Lectures and other events in the Cathedral
The Events Manager, Joanne Pike, j.pike@salcath.co.uk


Salisbury Cathedral Hire and Hospitality Menus.pdf

PDF icon Salisbury Cathedral Hire and Hospitality Brochure.pdf.

PDF icon SC Event Space information.pdf


Informal Concerts

Informal concerts are held on one Wednesday a month at the Spire Crossing/Trinity Chapel, an open area without staging or seating.  Performances start 13.05 for 30 minutes with a chance to rehearse in the Cloisters from midday.   Please download the booking form below and send your request to events@salcath.co.uk.

Dates available for 2018 and 2019

Wednesday 17 October 2018

Schola Nova Silvana

Wednesday 20 February 2019


Wednesday 20 March 2019


Wednesday 8 May 2019


Wednesday 24 July 2019