Vicars' Hall is a Grade I-listed building with original medieval features such as a hammer-beamed roofspace. Arranged over three levels, the hall presents a distinctive ambience in which to accommodate your formal reception, with a capacity of 40-120 guests.
Lower Hall Reception Capacity - 80 Guests
Upper Hall Reception Capacity - 40 Guests
Combined Reception Capacity - 120 Guests
Alexandra Room, Royal Chantry Garden, East Cloisters
If you would prefer to host your welcoming drinks and canapés reception in a separate area away from your wedding breakfast, Chichester Cathedral can offer a choice of The Alexandra Room, The Royal Chantry Garden or The Eastern Arm of the Cloisters.
The Cloisters Café is another spacious and flexible facility, and could be used for your informal evening reception party. It has a bar area and plenty of room for a dancefloor, as well as its own private walled garden, and can accommodate up to 130 guests.
Evening Reception Capacity - 130 Guests
George Bell House
George Bell House, 4 Canon Lane is the former Archdeaconry located within the Cathedral grounds, and is a beautifully restored house with eight bedrooms. In addition, if hired for your wedding, you can be guaranteed privacy as it would be exclusively yours.
The house can be used for your wedding breakfast, disco and/or bar area as it has three groundfloor reception rooms called The Dresden, The Bonhoeffer and The Dining Room. The Dresden accommodates 36 guests for a formal wedding breakfast, and the house offers an ideal venue for your evening reception, with a capacity for 120 guests spread over the three groundfloor rooms.
Alternatively, the Cathedral can provide a marquee, holding a maximum of up to 150 guests, which will be erected in the garden.
Wedding Breakfast Capacity - 36 Guests
Evening Reception Capacity - 120 Guests
Marquee Reception Capacity - 150 Guests
Vintage Candy Cart Hire
A beautiful vintage candy cart is available for your evening reception, which provides a selection of sweets for up to 120 guests.
Background music in the form of a harpist, string quartet, pianist or guitarist etc. are all permitted. If you would like to engage the services of a DJ for your evening party, the Cathedral will be happy to provide you with a recommendation. Alternatively you are welcome to source your own entertainment. There are certain restrictions with regard to live music; enquire to find out the details.