Westgate Hall – a Covid-secure, trusted, flexible community venue for hire in Canterbury, Kent

Planning an event? We’d love to hear from you.


Westgate Hall is a distinctive, neutral space in the heart of Canterbury’s city centre. Our bright, airy, spacious 360-square-metre Covid-secure venue with adjacent car park is open to everyone.

Flexible, accessible and fully equipped

The Hall can be transformed to suit a variety of large and small events and functions. Choose from a range of event space layouts, including socially distanced options. Use our professional onsite catering kitchen and licensed bar. Connect with our recommended suppliers and audio-visual specialists. Enjoy free WiFi, and an exceptional, personalised customer service.

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

Let’s turn your moment into lasting memories


Covid-secure venue

We are a Covid-conscious venue,  evidenced by our ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry mark and our proven ability to host safe yet enjoyable socially distanced events. Let’s plan your future functions together.

Community shapes Westgate Hall

We can shape our venue to become the event function space you need to gather family, friends, colleagues, social groups, clubs, students, festival-goers and performers in one, unique place.

See how we can support your event

Photos: Carlos Dominguez Photography

We're Good to Go Covid accreditation

A Covid-secure venue

Your safety is our priority. Covid-secure practices are in place, including regular, high-level cleaning procedures, ventilation, and our staff continue to wear masks. We have the ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry mark and a proven ability to host safe yet enjoyable socially distanced events, should you choose.

Amanda McKean, Canterbury Festival

"Hosting live performances during Covid-19 seemed a challenge, until we worked with Westgate Hall. They covered all the minutiae and thought of absolutely everything. The space transformed into the perfect backdrop for our social-distanced events, providing ample space without losing great atmosphere"

Social Enterprise Kent

"Westgate Hall has stepped up to the mark in every way. They’ve helped to solve our Covid-challenges at really good value and made it stress-free and easy for us to connect with staff. It’s such an asset to have this great venue on our doorstep"