Catering and Venue Hire

Catering and Venue Hire


Catering for any occasion from wine receptions and birthday lunches to anniversary dinners, wedding receptions and Christening parties either in medieval Vicars’ Hall or the contemporary Cathedral café. Please call us to discuss your specific requirements on 01749 676543 or email marianne.carter@wellscathedral.org.uk

Events in Vicars’ Hall

An exceptional and magnificent medieval venue – this room can be used for a variety of receptions.

Medieval Vicars’ Hall is accessed via a set of medieval stone stairs.  This historic room overlooks Vicars’ Close – a unique and very beautiful 14th Century street.  Situated by the Chain Gate and through an arch to the east of Wells Cathedral, the majority of houses in Vicars’ Close are occupied by employees of the Cathedral including the Vicars’ Choral (the altos, tenors, and basses of the choir) who have been singing the services in the Cathedral since the early Middle Ages.

Lunch Group Bookings are available for a minimum of 40 people. Private Evening Functions/Dinners, Wedding receptions, Corporate Hospitality, and other events are available by arrangement.

Capacities

The Capacity of Vicars’ Hall depends on the arrangement of its tables and chairs. Potential arrangements are as follows:

Classroom 60
Boardroom 40
Horseshoe 60
Standing Reception 100
Cabaret 60

Home Delivery

Live or work in the Wells area and fancy taking the stress out of home entertaining? Visiting us on holiday?

We can provide delicious, homemade food using the best local produce Somerset has to offer. Including sandwich platters and cake platters.

Cakes for Home Delivery

The Cathedral café serves the most wonderful homemade cakes – all of which are hand baked in our Cathedral kitchen, located underneath the café.

So, if you have a sweet tooth (or a party to cater for) and live in Wells, why not get a little bit of our baking delivered straight to your door?

Choose from the following:

  • Victoria Sponge
  • Coffee Cake
  • Carrot Cake (contains carrot, coconut, pineapple and walnuts)
  • Almond Slice
  • Lemon Drizzle Cake
  • Traybake Selection – includes Tiffin, Shortbread Biscuits and Fruit Slice Fingers (12 portions)
  • Gluten Free Pistachio and Rose Cake
  • Gluten Free Almond and Orange Cake
  • Fruit or Cheese Scones delivered with either butter or clotted cream and jam – £3.00 per head (min 10)
  • Other cakes – If you have something specific in mind, please let us know.
  • Each cake comfortably serves 12 and costs just £25.00. No minimum order and free delivery within Wells.
Listen to our Music

Sunday 22nd May: The Cathedral will be holding a special service of Thanksgiving for the Platinum Jubilee at 3pm to which all are warmly invited. There will be restricted access to visitors from 1.30pm, and we apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.