Function room & Conference Venue Hire

Recently refurbished to a very high standard, the Abbey's inspiring medieval monastery complex - the Priory Buildings - is a uniquely characterful and memorable venue that is perfect for wedding breakfasts and receptions, those special family parties, business meetings, conferences or training events.

The Great Hall, Prior’s Hall, Wilfrid Room and Etheldreda Room can be hired individually or as a suite of rooms, depending on your needs. Each of the function or meeting rooms is fully accessible, and all of them benefit from fine natural light and original architectural features.

We can arrange furniture to suit your event, and we offer a range of equipment for performances, meetings and presentations, including projectors, microphones and WiFi.

Our Chef and catering team can provide everything your event or function requires from simple business breakfasts, sandwich buffets to a fine dining wedding menu. The kitchen is also available for hire for those who would prefer to self cater, or bring in their own chef. The Priory Buildings are a fully licensed premises.

And if you're looking for a venue with a difference for a business meeting or conference, we can offer unique ice-breakers and team building activities, alongside your room hire. These include private tours of the Abbey, out-of-hours access to our 7th century crypt, roof climbs, bell ringing, and much more!

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The Great Hall

The Great Hall, the largest of our function rooms, celebrates the elegance of the Regency period, with its richly decorated ceiling and five large west-facing windows, which overlook the picturesque Abbey Grounds.

This is the perfect setting for wedding receptions, christening celebrations, conferences, banquets, musical performances, ceilidhs and parties for up to 150 people (seated up to 118).

The Great Hall is often hired with the adjacent Wilfrid Room, which can act as a bar, music room, children's play space or food service area.

The Prior’s Hall

The Prior’s Hall with it's original medieval architectural feature arched windows, beautiful stone fireplace and oak floor makes this function room the most atmospheric of conference venues, or party rooms for up to 70 people.

When hiring the suite of rooms for a large party, function or wedding, the Prior's Hall is the ideal place for greeting your guests and serving welcome drinks. The room is also suitable for smaller receptions and meetings.

The Wilfrid Room

The Wilfrid Room is a light and airy meeting or function room which connects to the Great Hall and the kitchen. It is ideal as a food servery or bar area for large parties in the Great Hall. It is also perfect for smaller wedding receptions and business meetings, or conferences with a capacity of 32 people.

The Etheldreda Room

The Etheldreda Room is a uniquely charaterful function room or venue for a meeting, with Medieval arched windows facing north and a large Georgian window facing east, it is light and elegant.

When hiring the suite of rooms for a large party, the Etheldreda Room room, which is furthest from the Great Hall, is often used for serving an evening buffet, and as a quiet space for people wanting to chat with friends instead of dancing. It is also used for smaller receptions and meetings of up to 28 people.

Function Room Sizes and Pricing

We aim to be totally flexible but we do offer set pricing and packages to assist those looking for an off the shelf solution.  Our business meeting and conferancing packages (minimum 10 delegates) include room hire, furniture and equipment, refreshments, business breakfast, buffet lunch or dinner, and start at £17.50 per person for a half day, and £21.50 for a full day.  Where a room booking includes a food and drink element we normally do not make any charge for the function or meeting room hire element.

If you are looking for a wedding reception or wedding breakfast package, then click here to download our current brochure.

For the ultimate Hexham wedding party venue or conference event, the whole venue (includes all rooms) can be hired from as little as £110 per hour.

Sizes and prices for the individual rooms are as follows:

Room Dimensions Maximum Capacity Weekday Price per Hour
Great Hall 18.3 x 7.6 m 150 (Banquet style: 110) £60.00
Prior's Hall 12.7 x 5.4 m 70 £40.00
Wilfrid Room 8.0 x 5.5 m 32 £27.50
Etheldreda Room 7.2 x 5.2 m 28 £27.50

All prices include VAT.

For more information about function room hire, and to discuss your own requirements, please contact:

(01434) 611 908