Ambleside Parish Centre

serving Ambleside and beyond


The centre is built over three floors and is fully accessible to those with limited mobility via a lift to all floors. The hall has its own loop system for those who are hard of hearing. With a variety of rooms of different sizes we are able to provide a wide choice of accommodation and layout for your event or activity. Room hire includes any tables or chairs that may be required.

Events such as weddings and parties are covered by an entertainment license until 11.30pm. A temporary events license must be purchased from the local authority if you wish to sell alcohol at your event. We are happy to guide you through this process if required.

Kitchen (ground floor)

The Centre has a large fully equipped kitchen to cater for your event, from a simple tea or coffee right up to full wedding breakfasts, and is available to all who use the centre.

Main Hall (ground floor)

The main hall seats up to 126 people with a stage that extends when required. With its floor to ceiling bay window at one end, it is a highly versatile and well-lit space, perfect for weddings, parties, concerts, ceilidhs, meetings, exhibitions, presentations, seminars or recreational use.

There is a projector and sound system in the hall which are available for use by arrangement on a donation basis.

Wesley Room (ground floor)

The Wesley Room provides an excellent airy carpeted space that particularly suits training sessions, meetings, creative or reflective groups or other gatherings of up to 60 people. It is an inspirational area with suberb views across parkland to the fells beyond. It is connected to the kitchen via a hatch making the serving of refreshments easy.

The Ambleside Methodist Congregation meets here on Sundays.

Our Place Youth Space (basement)

The Our Place Youth Space, is the venue for the Our Place youthgroup which meets Wednesdays from 6-9pm. It can be hired out as a craft or youth meeting room at other times. With space for up to 30 people it offers a unique space.

Brathay Room

This basement room offers meeting space for 30 and is ideal for planning meetings or small training sessions. With views over to Rothay park, the room is light, bright and quiet.

Rothay Room (basement)

Next to the Brathay room is the smaller Rothay Room, again with views over the park, which seats up to 20.

Tower Room (basement)

Used primarily as a clinic room, the Tower Room, seating 12, is available for small group meetings throughout the week (except Thursdays and Fridays).