It is possible to hire some of the most glorious areas of the Hospital of St Cross for both company and family events.
These may include drinks parties and dinners; lunches and teas; lectures and presentations. Filming is sometimes possible. The Hospital has a very special atmosphere all of its own, peaceful and yet friendly.
The Hospital is the home of the Brothers, so no event should intrude too much on their way of life. The purpose of events is to maintain the upkeep of the historic buildings so that the Brothers can continue to live here.
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The Hospital lets certain of its buildings and grounds for wedding receptions, seminars and concerts.
Hundred Men’s Hall
Capacity: 50 seated; 80 standing
This is situated in the Outer Quadrangle, near the entrance gate in buildings which date from the 14th century and on the site where ‘hundred poor men’ were fed each day. Today it is used as the tea room in the summer months, and is available for hire in the winter (November – March).
It is not ‘state of the art’ but it does have a large projection screen, mounted high on the wall, and a stand, as well as power sockets. It is heated and is ideal for lectures
The Brethren’s Hall
Capacity: 60 seated; 100 standing
This rustic hall is where the Brothers gathered and ate for several centuries. Almost all the original features can be seen today, including the central fireplace and the leather fire buckets.
Please note there is no heating, power supply or hot/cold running water.
This historic and beautiful building provides an ideal setting for weddings and concerts.
The wedding breakfast is held in the Old Bowling Green; an enclosed lawned area used exclusively for private functions. It is adjacent to the Church and big enough to cater for a large marquee. Our specialist marquee provider can offer a complete and personal service for wedding receptions.
It may also be possible to book the Master’s Garden for a short drinks reception. (Note: the pond has deep water and children must be supervised).
We have very limited parking at the Hospital of St Cross. If you are coming to visit, please consider using public transport. We are only a 20 minute walk or a 5 minute bus ride on the No1 Bluestar bus from the City centre. The bus stops conveniently at the end of our driveway. Parking for events is available in either our Meadow or Park between March and October and needs to be booked in advance. Our grassland parking areas are unfortunately not available between October and March.
For further information please contact:
The Deputy Clerk to the Trustees
The Hospital of St Cross
St Cross Road
Winchester, SO23 9SD.
Tel: 01962 878218