9.00am - 5.00pm


9.00am - 5.00pm


12.00pm - 3.00pm

Venue Details

Details about the Cathedral's range of venues.

Maximum Capacity depending on Function

Meeting Delegates Dinner Guests Reception Guests Room
60 50 75 The Becket Chapel (function hall)
20 n/a n/a The Cathedral View Room
10 n/a n/a The Old Bookshop
36 20 75 The John Chambers Room
15 12 The William Morton Room
n/a 120 200 The Cathedral's New Building
n/a 300-350 n/a The Cathedral Nave

The Becket Chapel Suite

The Norman Arch and The Becket Chapel Suite

Becket's Chapel (function hall)

Located just inside the Norman Arch into the Cathedral Precincts, the Becket Chapel building is the fourteenth century chancel of a former chapel, originally built by Abbot Benedict c.1180, which housed relics associated with St. Thomas Becket. Following the dissolution of Peterborough Abbey, the Chapel became the new King's School in 1541, where the school remained until 1885.

The room includes a wonderful stained glass window looking out across to the Cathedral's West Front, giving it a light, bright and tranquil feel.

Wifi is available. Area: 10m x 47m/33’ x 154’

Dining in the Becket Chapel, with the East Window view towards the Cathedral

The Cathedral View Room

Area: 5.3m x 4m/17' x 14'

Syndicate Room

This small room, located between the function hall and the Cathedral View Room, can be used either for the serving of refreshments or as a breakout room.

The Old Bookshop

Meeting space in the Old Bookshop

Formal meeting area: 4.50m x 3.50m/14' 9" x 11'6". Lounge area: 4.70m x 3.60m/15'5" x 11'10", for the service of refreshments or for a more informal meeting area.

Almoner's Hall

Almoner's Hall

Almoner’s Hall is an attractive venue set in the quiet southern part of the Cathedral Precincts. The Hall has timber-beamed ceilings and stone floors, but benefits from a modern, comfortable and appealing interior that remains sympathetic to the medieval style of the building. There are two reception or break out rooms situated between the two larger rooms, which are at either end of the building.

A Grade I listed building, Almoner's Hall was where the monk who was the abbey's Almoner administered his portion of the monastery's lands raising income to support the poor through alms including the distribution of food to those in need.

John Chambers Room

Dining in Almoner's Hall

Wi-fi available. Area: 8m x 4.5m/26’ x 15’

John Chambers was a monk, born locally, who became the last abbot of Peterborough in 1528. When he realised that efforts to prevent Henry VIII from closing the monastery would be in vain, he used political connections to ensure the church was retained and managed to secure his own appointment as first Bishop of Peterborough, when the new diocese was created in 1541.

Reception/Break-out Room

There is a break-out room or reception space immediately outside the main John Chambers room.

William Morton Room

Area: 5.7m x 4.4m/19’ x 14’

William Morton was the Almoner of Peterborough Abbey in the mid-fifteenth century. His transaction records survive, including items for a very fishy feast day dinner:

A dozen of beer, white bread, fresh fish, 15 roach, eels and stock fish for a broth, a salmon trout, two crabs, 40 whelks and saffron and pepper to taste.

Reception/Break-out Room

The William Morton Room is also served by a reception room.

The New Building

Dining in the New Building

The New Building is a wonderful setting for all sorts of events, from candlelit dinners or receptions through to small recitals or well-lit airy exhibition space.

This extension at the east end of the Cathedral dates from the beginning of the sixteenth century. It is famous for its beautiful fan-vaulted ceiling, created by the architect John Wastell, whose genius also contrived the ceiling of King's College Chapel, Cambridge.

The Nave

A concert in the Cathedral Nave

An extraordinary venue for large events such as concerts through to prestigious dinners, the Nave provides a thoroughly memorable location, with audiences or diners seated under the famous thirteenth century painted wooden ceiling, unique in England. Much of the Nave was built in the late twelfth century and is one of the purest surviving examples of Norman or Romanesque church architecture in England.

Further Information and Booking a Venue

To discuss your precise requirements and how we can help to meet them, along with bookings, please contact:

Jackie Newman
Events Co-ordinator
01733 355315