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:
Precentor, Canon Anna Macham, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01722 555128
The Cathedral and Close are private property and the upkeep of both is expensive - we look to defray the costs of upkeep where appropriate and where possible.
Organisers or commercial photographers of weddings which are not taking place in the Cathedral are allowed to take photos within the area of the churchyard provded they obtain approval in advance and pay a fee of £50.00 (incl VAT). Please note that photographs of weddings which have not been held inside the Cathedral cannot not be taken in the Cathedral itself, the Cloisters or the Cloister Garth.
It should be noted that weddings which take place inside the Cathedral will take priority over the commercial user when a clash of programmes/timings is identified.
Please contact the Events team on email@example.com with the date and time you require and your name and address and we will check our diary for you. We will aim to respond within two weeks of your request with our decision.
Andrea McDermott, Liturgy and Music Manager, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01722 555147
Press & Filming within the Cathedral and grounds
Marie Thomas, email@example.com, 01722 555148
Treasurer, Canon Robert Titley, firstname.lastname@example.org, 01722 555186
Wedding Receptions or Catering Events in the Refectory Restaurant or Cloisters
Restaurant Manager, email@example.com, 01722 555175
Lectures and other non Liturgical Events
Events Manager, Joanne Pike, firstname.lastname@example.org
Informal concerts are held on one Wednesday a month at the Spire Crossing/Trinity Chapel, an open area without staging or seating. Performances start at 13.05 and last for 30 minutes, and include a chance to rehearse in the Cloisters from midday. Please download the booking form below and send your request to email@example.com.
Dates which are currently available for 2020:
- Wednesday 15th April 2020
- Wednesday 10th June 2020
Owing to the restoration and re-tuning of the Father Willis organ during 2019, there is no availability for booking Informal Concerts during the second half of 2019/early 2020. The Father Willis Organ will be back in working order from March 2020. For more information regarding the organ restoration, click here.
Lightup our Spire
We receive many requests to put colour filters on our floodlights in support of various good causes, and from time to time have done this in the past. But, we have not been satisfied with the results and are not currently doing this.