The Nave at Southwark Cathedral

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Southwark Cathedral, London Bridge, London, SE1 9DA Show map
London Bridge Station (200 yd)
Helen C.

Helen C.

About this space

The Nave is a beautiful and historic space with outstanding examples of high Gothic arches and ecclesiastical architecture. This magnificent and historically important venue is transformed into a flexible event space perfect for a variety of events including receptions, award ceremonies, product launches, concerts, fashion shows and much more. Make an impact with your guests and hire a space that creates an awe-inspiring atmosphere like no other.


Capacity

Standing
up to 800
Dining
up to 200
Theatre
up to 250
Cabaret
up to 150

Event offers and packages

Package per person

Sample Menu - other options available
BOWL FOOD: £26.95 | 3 savoury plus 1 sweet

MEAT
Mini Cumberland sausage, mustard mash, red onion & thyme gravy
Thai green chicken curry, jasmine rice (GF)
Beef stroganoff, wild rice (GF)
Welsh lamb & rosemary casserole, dauphinoise potato (GF)
Chicken, pea, mint & lemon risotto (GF)
Beef, mushroom & ale stew, horseradish mash (GF)
Chicken, leek & tarragon pie
Lemongrass, ginger & coriander tiger prawns, mange tout, egg noodles (DF)

FISH
Seafood paella (GF)
Bouillabaisse with red mullet, cod, mussels & prawns (GF DF)
Salmon & prawn fish cakes, pea & mint puree (DF)
Salmon & spinach gratinee (GF)
Baked haddock with crushed new potatoes, wilted spinach & tomato salsa (GF DF)
Fish pie (GF)

VEGAN
Aromatic butternut squash & spinach curry, roasted coconut, lime & tamarind (VG)
Spring risotto, with asparagus, peas, lemon and thyme (VG)
Chickpea & sweet potato thai curry, lemon grass & ginger (VG)
Roasted root vegetables with coriander & cumin, brown basmati rice, kale, spicy peanut
sauce, pomegranate seeds (VG)

VEGETARIAN
Spelt risotto, roasted butternut squash, toasted walnuts, wild thyme (V)
Chestnut mushroom, Dorset blue vinney & parmesan lasagne (V)
Aubergine, roast red pepper & goats cheese parmigiana (GF V)
Wild mushroom risotto with parmesan & rocket (GF V)
Sweet potato, chickpea, lemongrass, ginger & coriander curry, jasmine rice
(GF DF V)
Homity pie (GF V)
Macaroni cheese, toasted walnut, parmesan & breadcrumbs (V)

DESSERTS
Bramley apple & cinnamon crumble (V)
Eton mess (GF V)
Chocolate brownie, clotted cream & raspberries (GF V)
Raspberry tartlets, rosewater cream (V)
Seasonal fruit salad (GF DF V)
English trifle (V)
English strawberries & cream (GF DF V)

DRINKS:
WHITE
El Ninot de Paper Blanco, Valencia £26.35
Los Otros Pinot Grigio, Central valley, Chile £28.35
Domaine de Vedilhan Viognier, Pays d’Oc, Languedoc £29.65
L’Ormarine ‘Carte Noire’, Picpoul de Pinet, Languedoc £31.35
Vila Nova Loureiro, Portugal £32.75
The Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ £35.75
La Battistina Gavi, Piedmont £37.40

ROSÉ
Pasquiers Grenache Cinsault Rosé, Pays d’Oc, Languedoc £28.35

RED
Mantlepiece Cinsault, Coastal Region, South Africa £26.35
Vega del Rayo Rioja Tempranillo , Rioja £28.35
Showdown, ‘Man with the Ax’ Cabernet Sauvignon, California £29.65
Les Volets Pinot Noir, Pays de la Haute Vallée de l’Aude, Roussillon £31.35
La Ruchette Dorée, Côtes du Rhône Villages Rouge, Rhone £32.75
Nieto Malbec, Mendoza , Argentina £35.75
The Black Craft Shiraz, Barossa Valley, South Australia £37.40

FIZZ
Ceradello Prosecco Spumante Brut [Organic], Veneto £35.75

CORKAGE
Bring your own 750ml bottle of white or red wine £11.00
Bring your own 750ml bottle of sparkling wine £13.75

BEER
Fourpure Brewing co Bermondsey ale and lager £4.95
Portobello London Pilsner 330ml £4.95

Prices

Monday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please send a a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. If you are able to mention your budget this will help this process.

The hire charges given are estimates and will depend very much on a lot of factors; timings, additional access, deliveries, set-up time or rigging, etc.
We have a range of mouthwatering options to suit your needs. Get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to you.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterer LEAFI and will be invoiced separately.
Tuesday
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800–£14400 hire fee
Per day
18:30 – 22:30
from £14400 hire fee
Per session
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please send a a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. If you are able to mention your budget this will help this process.

The hire charges given are estimates and will depend very much on a lot of factors; timings, additional access, deliveries, set-up time or rigging, etc.
We have a range of mouthwatering options to suit your needs. Get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to you.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterer LEAFI and will be invoiced separately.
Wednesday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please send a a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. If you are able to mention your budget this will help this process.

The hire charges given are estimates and will depend very much on a lot of factors; timings, additional access, deliveries, set-up time or rigging, etc.
We have a range of mouthwatering options to suit your needs. Get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to you.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterer LEAFI and will be invoiced separately.
Thursday
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800–£14400 hire fee
Per day
18:30 – 22:30
from £14400 hire fee
Per session
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please send a a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. If you are able to mention your budget this will help this process.

The hire charges given are estimates and will depend very much on a lot of factors; timings, additional access, deliveries, set-up time or rigging, etc.
We have a range of mouthwatering options to suit your needs. Get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to you.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterer LEAFI and will be invoiced separately.
Friday
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800–£14400 hire fee
Per day
18:30 – 22:30
from £14400 hire fee
Per session
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please send a a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. If you are able to mention your budget this will help this process.

The hire charges given are estimates and will depend very much on a lot of factors; timings, additional access, deliveries, set-up time or rigging, etc.
We have a range of mouthwatering options to suit your needs. Get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to you.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterer LEAFI and will be invoiced separately.
Saturday
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800–£14400 hire fee
Per day
18:30 – 22:30
from £14400 hire fee
Per session
18:30 – 22:30
from £4800 hire fee
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please send a a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. If you are able to mention your budget this will help this process.

The hire charges given are estimates and will depend very much on a lot of factors; timings, additional access, deliveries, set-up time or rigging, etc.
We have a range of mouthwatering options to suit your needs. Get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to you.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterer LEAFI and will be invoiced separately.
Sunday
Closed
Note: Alcohol licence until 23:00. Extension available. All prices include VAT.
Please send a a message through Tagvenue for a bespoke quote that's right for your event. If you are able to mention your budget this will help this process.

The hire charges given are estimates and will depend very much on a lot of factors; timings, additional access, deliveries, set-up time or rigging, etc.
We have a range of mouthwatering options to suit your needs. Get in touch for a bespoke quote tailored to you.

Catering is provided by our in-house caterer LEAFI and will be invoiced separately.

Cancellation policy

Cancellation fee payable to the venue depending on the notice period:

  • 7+ days prior to the event No fee, guest receives full refund
  • 1 - 6 days prior to the event Fee payable is 50% of total hire cost
  • Less than 1 day prior to the event Fee payable is 100% of total hire cost

Guest may move the event date of a confirmed booking to another date within 12 months from the original date, at no cost.


Catering and drinks

In-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue provides alcohol
BYO alcohol not allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Natural light
Gothic Architecture
Historic Unique Venue
Step-free access
Unforgettable experience
Atmospheric
Stained glass
Literary connections and monuments
Medical connections and monuments
Shakespeare connections and monuments
Bankside Location, next to Borough Market
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

PA system / music speakers available
Own music allowed
Bring your own DJ

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible

Allowed events

Promoted / ticketed events
Loud music / events
Wedding licence
Temporary event notices (TENs) available

Rules of the space

Food and drink is supplied by our in-house caterer, Leafi.
Corkage fee applied to external alcohol
Guests are responsible for their own personal belongings.
Venue hire and Catering will be invoiced separately.
Meeting rooms: Out of hours charge of £65+VAT per hour, before 08:30 and after 18:00.


With six fully equipped meeting rooms, two magnificent event spaces and two spacious outdoor areas, you’ll find the perfect event space at Southwark Cathedral.

Ideally located a stones throw from London Bridge and with excellent transport links, your guests will effortlessly locate our unique and historic event spaces. Save time and leave the details to our dedicated team – whether you’re booking for yourself or on behalf of someone else, you can be confident that your guests individual needs will be taken care of.

Accommodating up to 250 delegates, there is a flexible mix of atmospheric and contemporary medium to large conference and meeting spaces with a complement of two smaller syndicate rooms at your disposal too. Flooded with natural light, our spaces make for energising sessions. AV options and technical support are all included to ensure your meetings are hassle free.

The magnificent Nave and Retrochoir accommodate up to 800 for a drinks reception or 100-150 for a dinner. With a backdrop that speaks for itself, these spaces have ample space for those large gatherings that are difficult to place elsewhere – this is entertaining on a grand scale.

Perfect for summer parties, relaxed BBQs and networking events, the Churchyard and Millennium Courtyard are rare outdoor spaces in an unrivalled location. Accommodating 700 and 400 guests respectively, guests can soak up the atmospheric of the hustle and bustle of the local area of Borough Market. In the colder months, the spaces are an excellent option for a marquee reception.

Contact us to find out more – we look forward to welcoming you.


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