Parties, Celebrations, Weddings
Make those special moments memorable at Westgate Hall – Canterbury’s atmospheric community venue for hire.
Reunite for your forthcoming or postponed event in our large, airy, neutral space, right in the heart of Canterbury city centre. Transform the Hall as you wish – for a party, celebration or wedding. It’s your moment, so we do everything to make it magical, from connecting you with the right catering held in our professional catering kitchen, music, audio-visual and tech for you to bring in your preferred suppliers.
Our licensed bar and late licence means you can maximise your time together, day and night. Half and full day options are available, and the adjacent 190-space Pound Lane car park makes access easy. We can even offer you free parking for your VIPs.
Whatever your plans, our experienced, dedicated events team will support you at every step, giving you the best service to make your event all you hoped for.
Westgate Hall is situated in the centre of Canterbury, close to Canterbury West station and all major routes, as well as the city’s vibrant offer of attractions, history and accommodation – perfect for you and your guests.
All at an affordable price and just 60 minutes from London by high-speed train.
"We hired Westgate Hall for a joint 4 years and 40 years superhero party and it was brilliant! The staff were superb and helped with every aspect of the party from catering, setting up, running the bar, to clearing away, at a very reasonable rate. I would certainly recommend it for any celebration."
"Great venue for all sorts of parties. Highly recommend. We had our wedding reception here - really enjoyed it, compliments for great hospitality provided by the staff, nice bar and setting."
International Rescue Committee
"Let me thank you for the wonderful hospitality and support you provided for our graduation event yesterday. We had lots of great feedback about you and your colleagues. Everything was perfect. We would love to see you again for our future events.
Corporate events and training
Connect with employees, investors, networks and colleagues in an impressive, fully equipped yet affordable and practical venue that can flex for meetings, training, workshops, away-days, conferences and as additional workspace.
Markets and Fairs
Bring stallholders and buyers together all under one spacious roof. Use our onsite cafe and break-out room. Social distancing and separate entrance and exit routes are available. Whatever the theme, we're ready to help you to showcase your products and maximise sales.
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.
Community and Education groups
Westgate 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.