Westgate Hall is a vibrant community venue for hire in Canterbury, Kent. It’s a place where village meets city and everyone is welcome.

Spacious, distinctive, adaptable – our bright, airy 360-square-metre Covid-secure venue is located right in the heart of Canterbury city’s vibrant centre, with an adjacent car park.

Making your events come alive is what we do

Venue hire

Markets, Fairs, Festivals, Performances, Meetings, Training, Celebrations, Commemorations, Parties, Weddings, Community, Education, Health and Wellbeing events – our venue can be transformed to suit a variety of large and small events. Use our professional onsite catering kitchen and licensed bar and connect with our recommended suppliers and audio-visual specialists. Enjoy free WiFi and exceptional, personalised customer service


Choose from a variety of socially distanced event space layouts, should you wish, or create your own. Mask wearing is optional, but we do recommend it. Our staff will be wearing masks at all times for your and their safety.

Whatever your vision, we are here to provide the perfect venue

All at an affordable price and just 60 minutes from London by high-speed train.

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Westgate Hall is a Covid-conscious venue.
We want to make sure your event is the best, safest experience it can be.
If dates need to change, we will work with you to adapt plans.


A community venue for everyone

Canterbury Wine Circuit

Join Westgate Hall and Burgess Hodgson and Girlings Solicitors
for a special one-off wine-tasting experience on Saturday 27
November, brought to you by Canterbury Wine Festival™.

Kent’s world-class vineyards come to the city to create a wine
circuit for you to play professional sommelier! Bubble up and
follow Master of Wine Clive Barlow, as he leads you around a
‘Wheel of Wine’. Move around 10 socially distanced slots,
tasting two wines each from 10 producers including Biddenden,
Balfour, Gusbourne, and Simpsons, learning insights and
expertise as you go.

A Covid-secure venue

We are more than just an events space - we are a community. Your safety is always our priority. Covid-19 conscious hygiene measures are in place to ensure that your experience is clean, safe and secure as well as hugely enjoyable, evidenced by our VisitBritain 'We are Good to Go accreditation' and proven ability to host socially distanced events, should you choose that option.

Let’s build a stronger community together.

Westgate Hall Market

Every month we showcase Kent's talented Makers, Artists and Producers, all in one place. Browse the very best in local produce, crafts, arts, homeware, jewellery and more. Meet the people behind the products and hear how they lovingly make each item. Sample the produce and grab a drink from our pop-up cafe.

Who we are

Westgate Hall is where village meets city. It is a neutral space in Canterbury, Kent. Everyone is welcome.

At the core of what we do is people. We are a place where you can express yourself, build memories and adapt to the priorities of the times. Our walls have held the story of our community now for over a century, and will continue to do so, through these difficult times and during more joyous times ahead.