Looking for somewhere special to hold your event?

Great St Mary’s provides a large, attractive and unique conference venue in the centre of one of the most historic and beautiful of England’s cities.

The church seats 1200, and is complemented by a large, bright narthex (30 sq. m) which is ideal for exhibitions, registration, networking and catering. These spaces are supplemented by wireless broadband Internet, a kitchen with facilities for catering, plus three on-site breakout rooms varying between 12-20 in their capacities. The South Lobby, which is the largest breakout room, provides a large and versatile space suitable for many uses; ideal for seminars or lectures for up to 20 people, or as an additional exhibition or catering space.

Additionally if additional rooms are required, our Michaelhouse Centre is just 100 yards down Trinity Street and has meeting rooms for hire.

To find out more about booking Great St Mary’s for your event, please contact us and we can discuss your requirements.

 What’s Included

A standard conference booking will generally include the following, in addition to use of the main church:

  • one morning or afternoon get-in/set up
  • use of the narthex and/or south lobby
  • trestle tables and cloths
  • standard lighting
  • extra seating

Additionally available for hire are:

  • breakout rooms
  • kitchen facilities
  • PA system
  • projector and screen

Great St Mary’s does not provide any front of house staff. Conference organisers are responsible for providing sufficient stewards and staff to set up and run your event. You must provide competent stewards over the age of 18 to supervise the entrance and exit of the public through each of the doors in public use. Their major responsibilities include assisting patrons in finding their seats and taking control of their designated area in the event of any evacuation or other emergency.

Public Liability Insurance

Great St Mary’s has public liability insurance to cover injury, loss or damage resulting from its own negligence. You are also required to hold public liability insurance to cover injury, loss or damage resulting from your and/or your agent’s own negligence with a limit of indemnity of £2m. For further information, please see our Terms and Conditions of Hire

To arrange a site visit and discuss your event please contact the parish office.