Rent the Meeting House spaces

Our beautiful spaces at the Newington Green Meeting House are now available for hire, offering a historic setting for your wedding, performance, party, seminar or other event. We are not offering the spaces for rent during the November lockdown – but we are accepting enquiries for future dates.

The whole venue may also be rented out, and accommodates up to 150 guests.

You can view a video tour of the building, and view each room in 3D. To enquire about any aspect of renting our space, please contact New Unity’s Rentals Manager – Spen – on this address.

For a comprehensive list of room dimensions, please visit the New Unity website. For a full list, please email our Rental Manager.

Venue-wide features include:

  • 5.0 GHz Wi-Fi
  • 60 stackable chairs (30 of which are upholstered with seat and back cushions)
  • Eight folding tables which each seat 8 people
  • Step-free access including an accessible toilet on the ground floor
  • Three additional toilets and a shower on the basement level
  • External security CCTV
  • A fully equipped kitchen
  • Extensive AV equipment

Until further notice, all events must adhere to our rules regarding safety, hygiene and social distancing, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. This may mean restrictions on the number of guests and curfew times.

Main Hall

The Main Hall is a glorious, renovated 18th century chapel hall with original pews and a modern, accessible, five-metre-wide stage, with lighting and a professional sound system. The Main Hall accommodates up to 130 people standing or seated. It would be ideal for a wedding ceremony, book launch, lecture or film screening.

Exclusive use of the Main Hall and Gallery costs £150ph, plus mandatory cleaning fee of £19, and a £300 refundable damage deposit.

Wollstonecraft Room

The Wollstonecraft Room is on the first floor. It has tea and coffee points with fridge and storage, and an upright piano. It best suits a book club or meeting, a small reception, a dance or meditation class, or an intimate music performance (i.e., no loud or amplified sound). It measures approximately 8.2 by 4.0 metres. No more than 30 people are permitted in the Wollstonecraft Room at any time.

Hiring the Wollstonecraft Room costs £55ph, plus mandatory cleaning fee of £19, and a £300 refundable damage deposit.

Price Room

The Price Room is on the ground floor. It has an attached, fully fitted kitchen, and would be ideal for a book club or meeting, a small reception, or a small class. The Price Room can accommodate a maximum of 16 people seated, or 30 standing.

Hiring the Price Room costs £40ph, plus mandatory cleaning fee of £19, and a £300 refundable damage deposit.

Barbauld Room

The Barbauld Room is downstairs. It offers tea and coffee points with fridge and storage, a mirror wall, and a television linked to the stage camera. It could be used for any small event, but it is ideal as a spillover or green room for events on stage in the Main Hall. It is approximately 5.2 by 3.5 metres, and can accommodate a maximum of 20 people seated, or 30 standing.

Hiring the Barbauld Room costs £40ph, plus mandatory cleaning fee of £19, and a £300 refundable damage deposit.

Gallery

The Gallery is a small mezzanine overlooking the Main Hall. It offers a desk and several chairs for a meeting or informal chat in our 18th century chapel hall.

Hiring the Gallery costs £20ph, plus mandatory cleaning fee of £19, and a £300 refundable damage deposit.

For further information about spaces at Newington Green Meeting House, please do not hesitate to email rental@new-unity.org.

Weddings

Newington Green Meeting House provides a welcoming, historic setting, and New Unity offers services conducted in accordance with our principles of radical inclusivity, Dissent, justice and compassion. We were the first religious establishment in Britain to refuse to marry any couples until we could marry all couples. We offer wedding services for people from all walks of life, including same-sex and interfaith couples.

We are able to provide wedding ceremonies, civil partnerships, and wedding blessings for mixed-sex and same-sex couples. A marriage blessing is a non-official ceremony without legal registration, acknowledging the commitment already made between the couple during a civil ceremony.

For information about wedding ceremonies at New Unity, please visit our Marriage & Civil Partnership page. To discuss wedding packages and pricing, please contact rental@new-unity.org.

What we ask of you

Our venue is not suitable for loud music. The sound needs to remain below 85 dB before 11pm, and below 75 dB after. It is your responsibility to understand this limit, communicate it to any musicians or sound technicians, and to abide by it. We will not hesitate to remove you from the venue if you refuse to follow these instructions.

All playing of music and serving of alcohol must stop at midnight (00:00). All setting up, clearing away and tidying must be included in your hire times, and we ask that you leave promptly. Please leave the venue as you found it. Our cleaning fees pay for a next-day refresh of our venue, not a deep clean. They are non-negotiable, and listed in full above.

Please feel free to contact rental@new-unity.org to arrange a site visit.

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