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Avenham Pavilion

Avenham Pavilion

Avenham Pavilion is located in the city's stunning grade II listed Avenham Park.

The building provides a base for our park managers, as well as housing a café and being available to hire for weddings and events.

Hire the Pavilion

You can hire the Pavilion function and meeting rooms for:

  • conferences
  • meetings
  • workshops
  • private parties

How much is it?

Hire prices are based on the room(s) needed, time of day and duration of booking.

Please note: all prices are inclusive of VAT.

Day hire (till 6pm)

  • Function room (up to 80 people) - half day £75 or full day £120
  • Meeting room (up to 12 people) - half day £75 or full day £120
  • Function and meeting rooms -  half day £105 or full day £180

A half day price is for up to 4 1/2 hours. A full day is for up to 9 hours. 

Evening hire

The following prices are for use of the whole building (up to 120 people)

  • Until 9pm - £300
  • Until 11pm - £350 
  • Until 1am - £400 

Please note: Any event finishing later than 9pm will have a minimum hire charge of £200.

What is included?

  • use of flip charts and paper, a laptop with speakers and a digital projector
  • Free WiFi throughout the building

Please note: Our building is DDA compliant and an induction loop system for the hearing impaired is available on request.


tea or coffee and biscuits, £2.70 per person.

Hot and cold buffets are also available. For catering options see the Pavilion cafe functions menu.

Please note: due to the fact that all our food is delivered and freshly prepared to order, catering requirements must be finalised no later than 7 days before the event.

How to hire

To hire the Pavilion complete the online form:

Hire the Pavilion

Pavilion Café

The Pavilion Café offers quality fresh food and drink, including beer and wine, with a special coffee menu serving a unique blend of freshly ground Fair Trade coffee beans.

Open seven days a week with free Wi-Fi and beautiful views of the park, it makes a great place to pause and relax.

Weddings at the Pavilion

Please note: We are not taking any bookings for weddings at this time.

Avenham and Miller Parks are licensed to host weddings and civil partnership ceremonies in various venues across the park.

The Pavilion café can also be hired for your wedding reception and evening party with tailored food and drink packages available. However, please note that we are not taking any bookings for weddings at present.

About the Pavilion

Avenham Park Pavilion was designed by architect Ian McChesney, who has achieved international recognition for the design of the building which reflects the beautiful sweeping lines of Avenham Park and the River Ribble and offers superb views from the open glass framed structure.

Map address for Avenham Pavilion

Avenham Park, South Meadow Lane, Preston, PR1 8JT.

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