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The Cathedral, Magna Carta and Refectory will be closed for visiting all day on Thursday 21 and Friday 22 and the morning of Saturday 23 October. Click here for opening times.


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Events & Private hire

The Refectory also makes a stunning venue for private functions, whether it be available to hire for corporate hospitality, private dinners, presentations and receptions. Along with the Chapter House it is available for private booking in the evening only.

The maximum seating capacity for seated dinners is 90, although the cloisters can be hired for larger events. The Chapter House Lawn is available to hire for marquees and other larger events (subject to cathedral school restrictions)

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Finding the right venue for your event- all prices are inc VAT

The Refectory

Take in the spectacular view of the spire (404ft – the tallest in Britain) soaring high above you through the glass roof of this attractive modern restaurant. Amazing in daylight, stunning when floodlit.

Available from 6.30pm

Maximum capacity: Circular tables x 90     Refectory style x120       Standing x150

Facility Fee from £180.00 to £280 dependant on numbers 

The Chapter House

With its medieval stone carvings of stories from the Old Testament and now home to the best preserved, AD1215 edition of Magna Carta this magnificent vaulted building is perfect for pre-dinner drinks.

Available from 6.00pm

Maximum capacity: Circular tables x 50  

Standing x150

Facility Fee from £420.00)


The Chapter House & The Refectory

Enjoy pre dinner drinks in the Chapter House followed by dinner in the Refectory

Facility Fee from £550.00


Although Salisbury Cathedral was never a monastic institution the medieval Cloisters (the largest in England) provide an interesting almost open air setting for entertaining on summer’s evening

Maximum capacity:  £245.00 per arm

Marquee on the Chapter House Lawn

Relax in style in a marquee of your choice, with the Chapter House and Cathedral providing a stunning, never-to-be-forgotten, backdrop to your event

Maximum capacity: Dependant on marquee size

approx 300 sit down /1000 standing

Facility Fee from £665.00

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