Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral
Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral
Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral
Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral
Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral
Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral

Garry Weston Library, Southwark Cathedral

  • 20 – 120

  • Catering

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About Southwark Cathedral

This impressive Space with its Gothic architecture and magnificent views of the Thames makes for the perfect meeting room or drinks reception.

The Garry Weston Library is the jewel in the crown of the Southwark Cathedral suite of riverside rooms. With dramatic arches inspired by the Gothic architecture in the Cathedral, unique features throughout and magnificent views of the Thames, this multi-functional space is suitable for presentations, meetings and receptions.

The Library can accommodate up to 120 people for a reception, banqueting for 70 or conference/lecture space for up to 80 people. Fully accessible with plenty of natural daylight, this flexible and versatile room can be set-up as you require.

There is a built in PA system and integrated AV tech with flat screen TV and WI-Fi allowing video conferencing and live streaming for all your meeting and events needs.

Suitable for

Conference Meeting/workshop Presentation Private dining Team activity


  • Natural Light
  • TV/Projector
  • Audio Equipment
  • Disabled Access
  • Whiteboards/Flipcharts
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakout spaces


  • Boardroom: 36
  • Cabaret: 56
  • Classroom: 20
  • Dinner_rounds: 60
  • Standing: 120
  • Theatre: 80
  • U-shaped: 33


  • Catering is ordered through our partner caterer Leafi. These charges will be additional to the venue fee and invoiced/paid separately.
  • There are a range of DDR menus for full day and half day bookings along with individual item pricing if you prefer.
  • Private dining and wine menus are available, as are bowl food and canapé options.
  • Staffing will be additional depending on the scale of your event.
  • Catering for meeting normally take place within the room.
  • For very small meetings up to 10 delegates a table in the café may be reserved.
  • For large day conferences an additional room may be hired to facilitate comfort to suit the schedule for the day.
  • Corkage is charged if you supply your own beer and/or wine.
  • Damage deposit of £350 if red wine is served.


Are you close to public transport hubs?
Yes - we are a few minutes from London Bridge Underground and mainline railway station.
We also have various bike hire schemes close by and the River Boat from London City Pier.

Are your rooms fully accessible?
Yes - there is a passenger lift to all floors for guest and to help with deliveries. Two of our rooms are on the ground floor and step free.

Can I get good connectivity from this room?
Yes - all of our rooms have Wi-Fi internet connection. The Library and JTW room have flat screen presentation equipment and integral PA system. The Library also has capacity to make recordings or live streaming - please see booker's technical notes. AV is available for all rooms.

Are my refreshments served in the room?
Yes - unless you would like to hire an additional room or make a reservation in our café for smaller groups.

May I bring my own catering?
No - we have a partner caterer and all F&B should be ordered through them.

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Event Sales Executive

Member since Jan 2016

Hi there, I'm Sahika and I am the Event Sales Executive here at Southwark Cathedral. We have a variety of unique and versatile spaces that are relevant for a variety of corporate functions. Please do message me if you need any further information.