Hire the Cathedral

From the intimate to the gloriously breathtaking, Lincoln Cathedral offers wonderful, unique and inspirational spaces in which to host events and experiences. 

Lincoln Cathedral can accommodate many occasions from family gatherings, lectures and conferences to musical recitals, concerts and dinners. There is a range of options from modern meeting rooms to dramatic, spectacular spaces and our team are here to help you get the most from your event. 

Memorable meetings

There are three modern meetings rooms to choose from, accommodating up to 40 people.  

Based in the visitor centre, our meeting rooms are bright, well-equipped, and easily accessible with views over the Cathedral and Dean’s Green. 

Two meeting rooms benefit from air conditioning and built-in kitchenettes while all have the following facilities: 

  • WIFI 
  • AV 
  • Induction loop 

All meeting rooms are located on the first floor and are accessible via lift. Toilet facilities are available on the first floor including an accessible toilet. 

Find out more about our Community Rooms

We’ve been working with Lesley and the team at the cathedral now for over a year to run various events with our team.
The space is inspiring, the rooms airy, and the location and view are breathtaking.  Excellent catering and very well looked after by the team.  If you’re looking for an inspiring space to run intimate events in Lincoln, this is it.

– Richard Hill, eComOne

Thank you for today – it went really well, the venue was beautiful, the food was delicious, and we got all the AV kit working, and you can’t ask for more than that really.

– University of Lincoln, 2023
Extraordinary Events

There are three main spaces available for hire within the cathedral:

The Nave

The Nave, with its spectacular architecture is the largest and most prestigious space and can accommodate up to 1200 for concerts and 800 for a formal dinner. The transepts offer additional flexibility and can be used independently or as part of a larger event in the Nave. 

The Chapter House

The iconic Chapter House can seat 100 people for a formal dinner, and up to 200 guests for receptions, meetings, smaller concerts, and recitals. The space also makes an ideal and exciting exhibition venue. An adjacent kitchen may be hired to support catered events. 

The Cloisters

The Cloisters provide a delightful outside space with undercover facilities, perfect for summer receptions and gatherings, offering guests amazing views of the north side of the Cathedral. 

The Cloisters may be hired alongside the Chapter House or individually. 

From May 2024 to April 2025
Host your event at the Table for the Nation

The beautiful 13 metre table which comfortably seats 48 people is available for private hire.

Designed to be used, this stunning black oak table is perfect for everything from meetings to dinners, either on its own, or as part of larger events.

To learn more about hiring the table, please contact events@lincolncathedral.com or 01522 561632.

Find our more about the Table for the Nation
Outdoor events

Perfect for outdoor theatre or summer parties, the Dean’s Green is a fabulous space for entertaining your guests with arguably the best view of the cathedral.

Contact us to discuss your ideas.

The room was ideal, and our day went very well

– Royal Anglian Regiment, 2023

Thank you so much for looking after us at our meeting a couple of weeks ago. Everything was perfect and Samantha went above and beyond to take us on the roof tour, we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Please also thank the catering staff as the pastries, lunch and fruit salad were really great. We will definitely come again.

– Viridis, 2023