Let’s turn your moment into lasting memories

Westgate Hall makes event hire in Canterbury Kent easy

Community shapes us and you can shape our venue to make your event distinctive, inspiring and unforgettable, for you and your guests. Whatever the celebration, commemoration, event and performance, the bright, airy, spacious Covid-secure 360-square-metre Hall can be transformed into various layouts. Gather family, friends, social groups, clubs, students, festival-goers and performers in one, unique place.

Enquire/book

Accessible, spacious and Covid-secure

Westgate Hall is fully accessible. The adjacent Pound Lane car park makes direct access easy, with free parking for key guests. There is onsite catering, kitchen and a licensed bar, with online ordering as an option. Use our recommended suppliers and audio-visual specialists and enjoy free WiFi. Room layouts can flex with regulations, for a variety of large and small events and functions – we can send you sample layouts on enquiry and shape the space to suit your needs.

A trusted socially distanced venue

We have provided a safe, trusted space for events and performances venue hire in Canterbury for years. Our venue follows all the latest government and public health guidance, paying attention to the detail so that you don’t have to. Westgate Hall tried and tested Covid-safe events during 2020, including Canterbury Festival, all confirmed by our ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation.

Enquire/book

We're Good to Go Covid accreditation

Let’s make your events come alive…

Unforgettable safe events

Flexible, fully accessible venue with 190-space adjacent parking, with free spaces for your VIP guests

Large, bright, airy hall (over 360 square metres) that can be
adapted as you need, in the heart of Canterbury city centre

Full day or half-day options available (minimum 3 hours)

Onsite catering/bar with online ordering facility

City centre location (CT1 2BT), close to all transport links -
0.4 miles from Canterbury West train station

Covid-secure - entrance and exit routes, sanitiser stations throughout, Track and Trace, ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry accreditation.

Physical and virtual event option, with specialist audio-visual
and online streaming on-hand

Flexible Covid-responsive date change at no extra charge

25% non-refundable deposit upon booking

Amanda McKean, Canterbury Festival

"Hosting live performances during Covid-19 seemed like a challenge, until we worked with Westgate Hall. The team had covered all the minutiae and thought of absolutely everything. The space transformed into the perfect backdrop for our social distanced events, providing ample space with a great atmosphere. We can't wait to return this year"

Ihsan Khan, Canterbury Mosque

"On behalf of Canterbury Mosque, I'd like to say thank you to Westgate Hall. You offer a 5* service. Great place to book for events and amazing facilities. Thank you for always being so kind and welcoming"

Fawzia Nabi-Worsley, Kent Refugee Action Network (KRAN)

“Having a neutral, inclusive venue like Westgate Hall is a jewel in Canterbury city's crown. It's not always easy to find a venue that is so supportive and is truly community-focused. But here, it’s very much part of the fabric of how they do things. The team makes sure that absolutely everyone is welcome, everyone is equal and everyone has the opportunity to enjoy this exceptional space.”

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"