Venue hire

Blackburn Cathedral is the region’s most incredible venue, perfect for any kind of event, combining historical elegance with modern facilities.

We have a range of incredible spaces at your disposal and any of the locations within our estate can be used for your next event.

From the splendour of our listed Cathedral and contemporary conference facilities to the modern interiors of our popular café – Checks & Greys – we can help ensure your next event is as unique as it is memorable.

We regularly host artistic and cultural events such as classical and popular music concerts, theatre performances, panel discussions and exhibitions.

The excellent acoustics and a truly unique atmosphere means it is also a perfect location for ceremonies, presentations, conferences and formal banquets. And whilst the capacity of the main Cathedral building varies depending on layouts, it is the ideal venue for large-scale events.

The Cathedral is available for daytime and evening hire, subject to availability and other activities within the Cathedral.

Blackburn Cathedral event space

The Cathedral

We offer a range of unique spaces within our Cathedral tailored for grand-scale occasions.

Whether you're planning conferences, exhibitions, or networking events, or seeking a venue for award ceremonies, formal dinners or banquets, brand launches, musical performances, concerts or large-scale celebrations, whatever your event demands, Blackburn Cathedral offers a truly unique location.

Informal space hire at Blackburn cathedral

Informal spaces

We also have a number of spaces that are perfect for informal gatherings.

We offer private events in our Crypt to networking drinks in the Temple Gallery, relaxed gatherings and small scale celebrations in other areas or why not make use of our stunning cloister gardens?

Whatever you choose, we have the locations to offer the unique venue for your next event or function.

Conference space venue hire at blackburn cathedral

Meetings and conference spaces

In addition to the main Cathedral building, we have a variety of meeting and conference space available in the modern Cathedral Court complex which are perfect for both for small and larger groups.

Checks and greys venue hire at blackburn cathedral

Checks & Greys café

Our contemporary café bar is a spacious, light-filled venue, accommodating over 60 seated guests with ease. Available for private hire every evening from 4:30pm onwards, it's the ideal venue choice for smaller, relaxed occasions.

Conveniently located and fully licensed, our café bar offers everything you need for a successful event.

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On-site catering

Our event team offer catering services within any of our Cathedral spaces, Checks & Greys or any other external venue of your preference, tailored to your every need.

Whether you’re planning an intimate gathering with canapés or a buffet, or a grand multi-course banquet, our expert team is here to turn your catering vision into reality.

Our skilled events team can curate bespoke menus perfectly suited to your requirements and recognising that no two events are alike, once we understand your vision, we can offer a range of tailored solutions to meet your needs.

For an informal discussion about your individual requirements, and for more information (including hire charges) please contact Sian Goggins on 01254 845313 or email [email protected]

To find out more, please contact

Sian Goggins
Enterprise Development Manager 01254 845313 [email protected]
Sian-Goggins-Enterprise-Development-Manager at Blackburn Cathedral
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