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 lovingly-maintained garden is full of 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. Why not take a quick virtual tour of the State Chamber by clicking here. Please note the State Chamber closes at 5pm (4pm Sundays).


The Archbishop's Palace and adjoining gardens are the loveliest of places for a wedding reception. 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. The Chamber can accommodate 110 people and has a performance platform at one end. 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.


Use the State Chamber for your AGM. 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.


For all bookings, please email or phone 01636 812649 (Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm)

Events open to the public in the State Chamber