Hire Our Venue

Following the £1.7 million reordering project for St Mary’s Church, this town centre venue has been transformed into an upgraded, well-appointed, flexible multi-use space that is now available for hire. With its superb array of state-of-the-art facilities St Mary's would certainly provide an impressive setting for any event you may have planned.

The Space

An awe-inspiring yet flexible auditorium space in the Nave of the Church, that is separated from the Chancel with black masking flats. It has been designed with improved sightlines, and has the capability of being reconfigured to host small and large-scale events for up to 350 people.


The venue has all exceptional facilities throughout and is suitably equipped for the most demanding performances. They include: a high quality lighting, sound and projection system with communication and film control desk; backstage washing and dressing room facilities; kitchen and bar facilities; 13 toilets, including disabled toilet and baby change; two flexible meeting room spaces; permanent and portable staging.

The Success

With its reputation for excellent acoustics and intimate atmosphere, St Mary’s has already played host to a range of top quality events including: The Lightning Seeds, Tim Burgess, The Magic Numbers, Gaz Coombes, Eddi Reader, The Staves, Turin Brakes, Aurora Orchestra, Paper Cinema and many more! “Thank you Ashford, lovely crowd and phenomenal venue!” The Lightning Seeds

Central location with High Speed and Eurostar Links

With the Eurostar rail link providing a gateway to Europe, HighSpeed 1 fast train to London (38 minutes) and the M20 motorway on our doorstep, St Mary’s as a church and venue is ideally located.