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

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 Included in hire charge
LCD Projector and Laptop Included in hire charge
Laptop Included in hire charge
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