Markets and Fairs
Hosting Markets and Fairs in Canterbury is made easy at Westgate Hall
Bring stallholders and buyers together all under one roof safely in our spacious, accessible 360-square-metre Covid-secure venue. One hundred years of history fuses with contemporary styling and amenities to create an inspiring, distinctive venue for the backdrop to your event.
Come together in a Covid-secure space
Whatever you’re showcasing, we have the room to safely accommodate your event, including the option for socially distanced layouts, and separate entrance and exit routes. Sanitising stations are placed throughout the venue and Track and Trace is available. All this, plus an onsite cafe and licensed bar.
A trusted venue for Markets and Fairs
Westgate Hall has provided a safe, trusted space for Markets and Fairs venue hire in Canterbury for years. We run our own monthly Westgate Hall Market showcasing a range of Kent Artists, Makers and Producers as well as regularly hosting; Canterbury Record Fair, Worth the Weight, Lou Lou’s Vintage and Etsy Fairs. All tried and tested as Covid-safe events during 2020 and confirmed by our ‘We’re Good to Go’ accreditation.
We’re ready to host your Covid-safe Market or Fair.
Chris Le Gryst, UK Vinyl Vault
“We needed to feel confident as we returned to hosting our regular Canterbury Record Fair, but we knew that Westgate Hall would step up to the mark and they’ve done just that. They’ve worked closely with us to adapt the space, maximising capacity whilst keeping to the new restrictions. Clare and the team have thought of everything, right down to the nitty-gritty detail. I can’t tell you how helpful, comforting and confidence-building it’s been. You’re in very safe hands with Westgate Hall”
Cathy and Katie, Wellness Markets
“We've struck gold with Westgate Hall. It has everything we look for in a venue - it's in a town/city, it has parking, lots of space and more including toilets, disabled access, is Covid safe and secure. Plus they have two very friendly managers. They communicate well and often. We're so pleased.”
Westgate Hall Market
Every month we showcase Kent's talented Makers, Artists and Producers, all in one place, in our fully Covid-secure venue. Browse the very best in local produce, crafts, arts, homeware, jewellery and more., or hold a stall yourself.
Corporate events and training
Connect with employees, investors, networks and colleagues in an impressive, fully equipped yet affordable and practical room hire that can flex for meetings, training, workshops, away-days, conferences and as additional workspace.
Events and performances
Community shapes Westgate Hall and you can shape our venue to become the event function space you need to gather family, friends, social groups, clubs, students, festival-goers and performers in one, unique place. Let's turn your moment into lasting memories.
Parties, Celebrations and Weddings
Make those special moments memorable at Westgate Hall - Canterbury’s atmospheric community venue for hire. Reunite for your postponed or forthcoming event in our large, airy, neutral Covid-safe space, right in the heart of the city centre
Community and Education groups
Westhall Hall is your extracurricular support system. Learn how teachers, educators and professionals can create an extra classroom, rehearsal space, exam hall, graduation and conference venue for students and colleagues in our multi-purpose venue.
Health and Wellbeing
Westgate Hall takes care of your event needs so that you can focus on taking care of our community. Trusted by the NHS for years, civic duty is second nature for us. We can accommodate large-scale health screenings and tests, and provide a safe space for wellbeing markets, fairs and fitness events.
Filming and production
Spacious yet intimate, private and flexible - Westgate Hall is an indoor filming venue for hire that provides the perfect setting for your creativity to come alive. Online tutorials, virtual performances, media interviews - whatever you're shooting or editing, we can facilitate your production needs.