Venue Hire and Event Catering

Wells Cathedral is a vibrant, busy place. In addition to attracting hundreds of thousands of visitors each year, we are host to a wide variety of events, concerts and services and are experts in combining a unique location in Somerset with expert, high quality catering and event management.

Looking for a wedding reception venue with a difference in Somerset? We can cater for any occasion from wine receptions and birthday lunches to anniversary dinners, wedding receptions and Christening parties in our Medieval Vicars’ Hall and Cathedral café.


Our historic Vicars’ Hall is perfect for intimate wedding receptions, meetings, lunches and dinner celebrations (up to 75 guests). Walking up the 14th century stone steps sets the tone for your day and, with roaring log fires in winter months, provides an imposing yet intimate space for any reception.

An alternative is our contemporary Cathedral café (for up to 60 guests) which provides stunning views across the Cathedral and The Bishop’s Palace moat.


Vicars Hall Christmas

Function in cafe

High quality event catering:

We can provide you with an excellent range of function menus and help in planning your special events here at the Cathedral or at a venue of your choice. A range of our sample menus are listed below.

Contact us:

Our experienced team is here to assist you in making your special day go smoothly. Please call us to discuss your specific requirements on 01749 676543 or email

Special events and filming:

If you are interested in using Wells Cathedral or its precincts as a venue for a function, concert, service, filming or other event, please contact the Cathedral Administrator for further information. Please note the Cathedral diary is booked well in advance for certain dates/events.