Venue Hire

GHT is a unique hireable space housed in one of Southampton's most important historic monuments. This iconic building is perfect for intimate wedding receptions, training days, workshops, meetings, corporate events, parties, filming and photography.

Our Spaces

The Cafe & Bar

With its blend of historic and modern architectural design, The Cafe & Bar is the first stop as you enter the building through our main entrance on Town Quay Road, making it the perfect place to welcome your guests to your party, wedding or meeting. 

Measurements: 5.5m x 11.59m

Capacity: 25 Seated/40 Standing/15 Seated Workshop

Uses: Gallery/Workshops/Events

Facilities: Toilets

Access: Disabled Access

The Crawford Room

A self-contained and flexible space, the Crawford Room is the perfect location for drinks receptions, meetings, study days, talks and workshops. This oldest corner of the building – with its ancient wooden beamed roof – provides a dramatic backdrop overlooking the cobbled streets of the historic Old Town with views towards Town Quay.

Measurements: 5.05m x 9.6m

Capacity: 25 Seated/40 Standing/15 Seated dinner

Uses: Gallery

Facilities: Toilets

Access: No Disabled Access

The Main Gallery

The Main Gallery is our largest standalone space in light and airy surroundings, making it the perfect location for drinks receptions, receptions, dinners and larger corporate events. It is available for exclusive hire for evening events or special occasions when not in use as a gallery space.

Measurements: 5.5m x 10m

Capacity: 40 Seated/55 Standing/30 Seated dinner

Uses: Gallery

Facilities: Toilets

Access: Disabled Access

The Barker Mill Project Space

The Barker Mill Project Space is an intimate room offering a secluded space best suited for exhibitions, film screenings and workshops. The space offers audio and visual facilities such as a large screen for projections and is fully accessible via a lift or stairs. This is a great addition when hired in combination with other spaces.

Measurements: 3.7m x 8m

Capacity: 20 Seated/30 Standing

Uses: Gallery/Workshops

Facilities: Toilets

Access: Disabled Access

The Rooftop Terrace

The GHT rooftop has unrivalled views across the Southampton Waterfront, over the Port of Southampton, and some of the most historic sights in the city. You and your guests can enjoy exclusive use of this historic rooftop as luxury liners sit just yards away.

Measurements: -

Capacity: 30 Standing

Uses: Events/Parties

Facilities: Toilets

Access: No Disabled Access

Catering

At GHT, we’re proud to support local businesses and we have partnered with some of the South Coast’s finest suppliers to bring you a selection of delicious food and drink found exclusively at the GHT Cafe. 

For something more bespoke…

We recommend a small hand-picked selection of tried-and-tested local caterers who will work with you to create your perfect menu. From al fresco dining in our walled courtyard to canapés on the roof – we will work with you to find the perfect option for your event.

Cafe & Bar

Visit the GHT café where you can browse and try our new menu. We have a fantastic new outdoor courtyard perfect for lunch in the sun, and we’ve partnered with some brilliant local businesses to bring you the best the city has to offer.