Ely Cathedral Conference Centre

serving the Community by offering a welcoming meeting place

Rates of Hire

Ely Cathedral Conference Centre can be hired anytime of the day, evening or weekend.

The Centre is staffed 8am until 5pm, Monday – Friday.

For out-of-hour or weekend bookings an entry swipe card can be provided at the discretion of the Centre Manager or the centre can be opened and closed by prior arrangement.

As part of the Cathedral Centres community outreach, certain charities and local community groups may be eligible for a discounted rate. Please discuss with the Centre Manager.

Room Name Approx Size Hourly rate for up to 2 hours Half Day Rate Full Day Rate Evenng Rate
Etheldreda Room
Top Floor
12.5m x 10m £50 £160 £300 £160
Simeon Room
First Floor
5.7m x 5.5m £45 £125 £200 £125
Ovin Room
Ground Floor
11m x 5m (+ kitchen area) £45 £125 £200 £125
Peacock Room
6m x 5m £25 £65 £100 £65

Morning (Half Day) - 8am - 1pm, Afternoon (Half Day) - Midday - 5pm
Full Day - 8am - 5pm, Evening 5pm - 10pm

Hourly room hire rates are available for a maximum of two hours (for a longer duration this would revert to a half or full day room hire rates.

  • All our rooms are accessible via a lift apart from the Peacock Room which is accessed via 5 steps
  • The room hire rate includes assistance from one of our Centre staff throughout your meeting and support to set-up and pack down at the end of your meeting
  • For special events, receptions and children's parties please discuss your requirements with the Centre Manager
  • All our room charges exclude VAT
  • Refreshments and buffet lunches are charged at the standard VAT rate

Equipment Hire Rates

Equipment Cost
Flipchart and stand 1 stand and pad of paper included in hire charge, additional paper or stand £5
LCD Projector and Laptop £50 (no charge for community groups)
Laptop £20 (no charge for community groups)
Hearing Loop (only available in the Etheldreda Room) Included in hire charge
(Fixed projection screens available in most rooms) - Additional portable projection screen available Included in hire charge

Our Meeting Rooms

Etheldreda Room

Etheldreda Room

Simeon Room

Simeon Room

Ovin Room

Ovin Room

Peacock Room

Peacock Room

We have a range of flexible meeting rooms accommodating up to a maximum of 80 delegates theatre style.

All our rooms have complimentary secure internet access and can be configured to your requirements with tables and seating in a variety of different layouts including theatre, boardroom and cabaret style.

Please click on a room image (on the left) to view room descriptions and facilities along with a selection of different layouts.

Time to Celebrate!

Why not book the Centre for your child's party, a wedding reception or even a christening party?

Ely Cathedral Centre has a variety of simple spaces at a reasonable price to suit your celebration needs. Click on the images to find out more.
Children's Parties

Children's Parties



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Cathedral Centre, Palace Green, Ely, Cambs, CB7 4EW Tel: 01353 659668

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