Facility Hire

The King’s House is a unique and atmospheric medieval building opposite Salisbury Cathedral.

The museum now has a Licence which allows civil marriage and civil partnership ceremonies to take place on the premises. There are two locations licenced – the King’s Room and our Wedgwood Room. The King’s Room is licenced for up to 80 people and the Wedgwood Room up to 12 people. Both areas can be hired exclusively from 8.30am to 10pm. Please contact the museum for further details about viewing the spaces and hire charges as these are separate to our standard fees.

The King’s House Café
The Museum’s café is located in an old panelled room, in a part of the building that dates back to 15th century. This room is normally in use by the Museum during the day, but is available for bookings in the evenings. The maximum it will seat is 40 for a small reception or buffet. The toilets and kitchens are adjacent to the room.

Exhibition Galleries
On the first floor of the King’s House there are two galleries that can be hired for activities and events with a historic twist. Both galleries contain fine displays of ceramics and glass, and directly face the incredible west front of Salisbury Cathedral. These rooms are also two of the most historically important in the building, with features dating back to the early 17th century.

On the ground floor there are our temporary exhibition galleries. These galleries are ideal for an exclusive location to host your corporate event, launch or Christmas party and can accommodate up to 100 people. Combined with the coffee shop area as a catering space, this makes a wonderful venue for any evening event.

Rear Garden
The garden is an ideal location for parties and wedding receptions for those who are looking for an historic building as a backdrop to their event. It offers a perfect venue for photography of weddings in the shadow of Salisbury Cathedral.

Hire the garden with your own marquee for a fabulous and unusual party, corporate or conference venue right in the heart of the Cathedral Close.

Lecture Hall
A former Victorian chapel, the lecture hall is an atmospheric venue regularly used for the Museum’s own lectures. It is also available for private hire by local groups and businesses. Seating up to 120, we can offer hire of data projector, flip charts, slide projector and refreshments (tea, coffee and biscuits) for an additional charge.

This is also a perfect venue for children's parties, offering plenty of space for activities.

Meetings and Education Room
The Meetings Room is a panelled room dating back to the 17th century. It is available for private hire and is suitable for smaller events it will seat 30 people lecture style or 12 boardroom style. For regular meetings, either during the day or evening, it offers a private and exclusive location to meet.

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