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Priors Hall room rental

Room hire

Our newly refurbished Priory Buildings offer unique spaces for all manner of events, celebrations, conferences, meetings, performances and community gatherings. The Great Hall, Wilfrid Room, Etheldreda Room and The Prior’s Hall can be hired individually or as one.  We can arrange furniture to suit your event, and we offer a range of equipment for performances, meetings and presentations.  Day packages including refreshment breaks and a buffet lunch start from £15.50 per person (inc VAT)  – and if you simply wish to hire a room by the hour we offer starting rates from as little as £20 (inc VAT).  Generally when a food package is taken we do not make any charge for the room, subject to a low minimum spend.  Contact us for more information on 01434 611908 or email :

Click here to download our Venue Hire at Hexham Abbey brochure

If you are looking for a venue with a difference for a business meeting or conference, then we can offer unique experiences alongside room hire to liven up the day, act as ice-breakers, or team building activities.  We offer personalised tours of the Abbey, out of hours access to our 7th Century Crypt, roof climbs, bell ringing, and much more!

We are fully licensed and have both in house and external catering providers who can deliver anything from a sandwich buffet to a full wedding menu.

Click here to download our current Wedding packages


The Great Hall

The Great Hall is an elegant room from the Regency period with an ornately decorated ceiling and five large south facing windows overlooking the Abbey Grounds. This is the perfect setting for wedding receptions, christenings, conferences, banquets, musical performances, ceilidhs and parties.The Great Hall is often hired with the adjacent Wilfrid Room which can act as a bar, music, kids play or food service area.

Room dimensions: 18.3 x 7.6m

Maximum theatre style144

The Wilfrid Room

The Wilfrid Room is adjacent to the Great Hall and the kitchen. It is ideal as a food servery or bar area for large parties occupying the Great Hall. It is also suitable for smaller receptions and meetings.

Room dimensions: 8.0m x 5.5m


The Etheldreda Room

The Etheldreda Room adjoins the Prior’s Hall. With Medieval arched windows facing west and a large Georgian window facing north, it is light and elegant. When hiring the suite of rooms for a large party, this room, furthest from the Great Hall, is often used for serving an evening buffet and as a quiet place for people wanting to chat with friends instead of dancing. It is also used for smaller receptions and meetings.

Room dimensions: 7.2 x 5.2m


The Prior’s Hall

The Prior’s Hall adjoins the Etheldreda Room. With west facing arched windows along one wall, a beautiful Medieval stone fireplace and oak floor, this room has a cosier, more intimate feel than the other rooms. When hiring the suite of rooms for a large party, this can be used as the room in which to greet guests and serve a welcome drink. It is also suitable for smaller receptions and meetings.

Room dimensions: 12.7 x 5.4m

 Banquet Style 56



Price per hour rental
Court SuiteGreat HallWilfrid RoomEtheldreda RoomPrior’s Hall
Week Evening (5pm>)11060303045
Saturday Evening (5pm>)15090404060
Seated Room Capacity200144443870


Our full terms and conditions can be downloaded here Terms & Conditions Room Hire


If you have any questions or would like more information please get in touch.