State Chamber / Great Hall

The Archbishop's Palace Southwell is one of the best kept secrets of Nottinghamshire, so why not have your special event here? The Palace is now completely wheelchair accessible, and the State Chamber can accommodate lunch, dinner, meetings, or tea and coffee. We have a catering facility to meet your culinary requirements, from canapes to hot and cold buffets, to tea with cakes, scones and sandwiches.

Our garden has been newly planted with lush foliage and flowers, the perfect place for special occasions. As appropriate, a marquee can be erected for wedding receptions, summertime dinners or other key events.


The Archbishop's Palace and adjoining gardens make it the loveliest of places for a wedding reception. The State Chamber in its beautiful location and Palace grounds make it ideal. Have an outdoor wedding in the garden, or a more intimate affair in the historic Palace. Contact us and we can discuss the details of your all-important day.


The Palace is a wonderful place to have a special birthday party. We can offer a range of food and drink, from finger food to cold lunches and buffets. Contact us and we can help tailor your event to your needs to ensure it is memorable.

Chamber Concerts

The size and acoustics of the State Chamber make the Archbishop’s Palace the perfect setting for a chamber concert. A performance platform is at one end of the Chamber and the Chamber itself can accommodate 110. Contact us and we can discuss the details of your event.


Host your luncheon at the Palace. Our brand new facilities allow for full onsite catering, so you can have hot or cold delicacies, whichever you prefer.


Have your AGM at the Palace. We can accommodate 110 people with ease, and the Palace is fully wheelchair accessible. We can offer tea, coffee, as well as luncheon, whichever you choose. Contact us if you would like more information.

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Events open to the public at the State Chamber / Great Hall