Jacobs Well, a Grade 1 listed building in the heart of York, is available for hire for meetings, private functions, wedding receptions etc. Please see below for an overview of our facilities.

Meeting/reception rooms

We offer two primary meeting spaces within the building:

Room Dimensions (feet) Dimensions (metres) Hourly hire cost
First floor room 30 x 13 9 x 4 £12
Ground floor room 24 x 14 7.5 x 4.5 £12

The first floor is adjoined by a small ante-chamber. Both ground and first floor rooms are supplied with seating.

The whole building can be hired for £25 per hour.


Jacob's Well ground floor
Jacob's Well ground floor
Jacob's Well first floor
Jacob's Well ground floor


Kitchen and catering

Jacobs Well has a well-equipped kitchen with a cooker and microwave. It is stocked with sufficient crockery, glasses etc. for parties of up to 60 people. We are able to offer higher quality crockery for an additional fee.

Outside caterers are welcome to use these facilities.

Alcohol and licensing

The building is not licensed. If you wish to serve alcohol at a booked event, please enquire at the time of booking.

Please note that the building is not licensed for music of any kind.


If you are interested in booking Jacobs Well, please contact us to arrange a viewing so you can look around at your convenience.


Unfortunately, due to its age Jacobs Well has relatively few facilities to aid physical accessibility. If you wish to discuss queries relating to accessibility, please contact us to see how we might be able to help.