The Nave at St. Ethelburga's Centre

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St. Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation and Peace, London, EC2N4AG Show map
Liverpool Street Station (250 yd)
Nick H.

Nick H.

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Restaurants are limited to takeaway only
Wedding are limited to 6 only
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About this space

-- HYBRID EVENT AND LIVESTREAMING FACILITIES AVAILABLE --

--NON-COVID CAPACITY: up to 120 --

--LATE EXTENSIONS UNTIL 2 AM AVAILABLE--

The Nave at St. Ethelburga's Centre is a fantastic multi-purpose space that can be used for dinners, meetings, conference spaces, workshops, talks as well as parties, concerts and music events.

The Nave provides a unique setting, a combination of the original church structure framed by modern glass and white walls. Its high ceilings, original arches, a stained glass window and fascinating history provide a wonderful atmosphere. Though fairly large, the space has a cozy feeling, suitable for smaller groups. Adjacent to the nave is the annex which is a perfect break out space, reception or refreshments area.

The space is equipped with a lectern, uplighters, flip charts and an upright piano. It benefits from fast WIFI, a Bose professional sound-system, an HD laser projector and wireless microphones.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTES:

- Currently, alcohol is strictly not permitted at any event.

- Maximum of 30 people in the Nave or 7 people in the Tent (the “Tent” includes the glass foyer and courtyard). If booking both spaces, maximum numbers are 30 in total while still respecting the 7 maximum in the Tent (incl. foyer and courtyard).

- With the exception of those in your own household or support bubble, we require visitors to keep a 2m physical distance at all times, masks are also required unless exempt.

- To facilitate track and trace, anyone entering the building will need to provide details on the door either through the NHS app and QR code, or manually.

- The kitchen will be reserved for staff use only. Our standard light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits can still be be ordered.

- All guests will be required to sign a declaration stating they have no symptoms and agree to abide by the rules of the Centre. Temperature checks will also be in place.


Capacity

Standing
up to 30
Dining
up to 30
Theatre
up to 30
U-Shaped
up to 30

Prices

Monday
8:00 – 22:00
from £400–£800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £400 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £800 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 18:00
from £400 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £400
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £450
Large Business/Corporate: From £550

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.
Tuesday
8:00 – 22:00
from £400–£800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £400 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £800 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 18:00
from £400 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £400
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £450
Large Business/Corporate: From £550

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.
Wednesday
8:00 – 22:00
from £400–£800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £400 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £800 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 18:00
from £400 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £400
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £450
Large Business/Corporate: From £550

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.
Thursday
8:00 – 22:00
from £400–£800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £400 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £800 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 18:00
from £400 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £400
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £450
Large Business/Corporate: From £550

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.
Friday
8:00 – 22:00
from £400–£800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £400 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £800 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 18:00
from £400 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £400
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £450
Large Business/Corporate: From £550

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.
Saturday
8:00 – 22:00
from £400–£800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £400 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £800 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 18:00
from £400 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £400
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £450
Large Business/Corporate: From £550

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.
Sunday
8:00 – 22:00
from £400–£800 hire fee
Per session
8:00 – 12:00
from £400 hire fee
Per day
8:00 – 17:00
from £800 hire fee
Per session
13:00 – 18:00
from £400 hire fee
Per evening
18:00 – 22:00
from £500 hire fee
Note: All prices include VAT.
In order that our space can be hired by a wide range of people, we have 3 rates.
Below is an example of a half day slot, please send an enquiry for a full quote.

Individual/Small Charity (with an income under £250,000): From £400
Small Business/Large Charity (with an income over £250,000): From £450
Large Business/Corporate: From £550

Morning bookings are 8:00am – 12:00pm.
Afternoon bookings are 1:00pm – 5:00pm.
Evening bookings are 6:00pm – 10:00pm (Evening extensions available: £70/hr 10pm - 12am, £90/hr 12am - 2am).

A booking that crosses over the morning and afternoon slots will be considered a full day booking. A booking that doesn’t take up the whole of one slot will not be eligible for a discounted price (e.g. a booking from 10am to 12pm will pay the full price for a morning booking.)
Teas, coffees and biscuits can be provided by the St Ethelburga’s team for up to 20 guests and will be charged at £2.50 per person per round. We have recommended caterers for larger numbers who can also provide delicious buffets. Guests are also welcome to bring pre-prepared food and serve it themselves, or arrange for a delivery service.

Cancellation policy

Other

The venue has not provided a cancellation policy. For further information, please ask the Event Manager.


Catering and drinks

No in-house catering
External catering allowed
Venue doesn’t provide alcohol
BYO alcohol allowed

Facilities

Wi-Fi
Projector
Flipchart
Conference call facilities
Natural light
Wireless Microphones
Up-Lighting
Coatracks
Sound Engineer (depending on availability)
Professional Bose Soundsystem
Hybrid Event & Livestreaming Facilities
Flatscreen TV
Whiteboard
Air conditioning
Storage space
Accommodation available
Parking available

Music & sound equipment

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

Accessibility

Wheelchair accessible
Disabled access toilets
Ground level

Allowed events

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

Rules of the space

IMPORTANT COVID-19 NOTES:

If you book an event on a date where physical distancing is not expected to be required, but then these measures are reintroduced or are still in place come that date and your event can no longer go ahead in any capacity, St. Ethelburga's will refund your deposit and any further payment minus a 5% admin fee.

CURRENT POLICY
- Currently, alcohol is strictly not permitted at any event.

- Maximum of 30 people in the Nave or 7 people in the Tent (the “Tent” includes the glass foyer and courtyard). If booking both spaces, maximum numbers are 30 in total while still respecting the 7 maximum in the Tent (incl. foyer and courtyard).

- With the exception of those in your own household or support bubble, we require visitors to keep a 2m physical distance at all times, masks are also required unless exempt.

- To facilitate track and trace, anyone entering the building will need to provide details on the door either through the NHS app and QR code, or manually.

- The kitchen will be reserved for staff use only. Our standard light refreshments of tea, coffee and biscuits can still be be ordered.

- All guests will be required to sign a declaration stating they have no symptoms and agree to abide by the rules of the Centre. Temperature checks will also be in place.

OTHER RULES:

- No Smoking (including outside areas):
Smoking (including e-cigarettes) is strictly not permitted in any part of the courtyard garden or side ramp, as well as inside. If you wish to smoke please do so in the alcove to the left of the front main entrance.

- No Helium Balloons

- No Smoke Machines

- No Confetti/Streamers/Petals:
These decorations, and similar, are prohibited in all parts of the venue inside and outside.

- No Shoes in Tent:
We kindly ask all guests and organisers to remove their shoes before entering the Bedouin Tent.

- No Candles in Tent Itself

- Set-up and clear-up time is included in the booked slot:
The space will not be accessible before this time.


Reviews and ratings

4.8

(99 reviews and ratings - read all)

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Laura Witherow
November 2019

Amazing space, really well equipped and in a great location. Loos and kitchen facilities were basic but clean. It was perfect for our day - a hen do for 34 including a yoga class and drinks. Helpful having a member of staff on site for any queries.

35 mins before the end of our booking, the member of staff asked us to turn off the music and clear up, which we were just about to do. We didn’t mind being asked but his manner could have been more polite as it upset a few people and we were a considerate group who had to leave on time anyway!

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Imogen Robertson
November 2019

Great and helpful staff and a stunning venue. We had a hugely positive response from our guests.

S
Sheila P
October 2019

A real wow factor. Very helpful staff at the venue

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Claire H
September 2019

Really great venue, Nick was very helpful.


-- HYBRID EVENT AND LIVESTREAMING FACILITIES AVAILABLE --

St. Ethelburga's Centre is a stunning venue situated near Liverpool Street. It provides a fantastic combination of intimacy and grandeur with original 14th century arches providing the backdrop to the main space. Destroyed by an IRA bomb in 1993, it has been rebuilt with modern features and offers a unique and memorable space for any event. It is equipped with fast WiFi and has an in-house projector and sound system available in the main space.

The Bedouin Tent is a circular space, ideal for meetings and away-days, intimate gatherings and workshops, while the Nave offers a spectacular space for larger events.

We can offer catering from light refreshments right up to a fully staffed service. Or, for if you are an individual or small charity, simply bring your own and use our kitchen.

This is a place like no other!


Other spaces and event packages at this venue

from £200
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