Do you have a Wedding Licence?

We can offer both religious and civil ceremonies and can provide a list of celebrants who can officiate the marriage.

How many rooms does the venue have?

Church, Ballroom, Small Hall

How many people can the venue accommodate?

Indicative numbers: Church 600, Ballroom 250 and Small Hall 40, however this can vary depending on the type of event due to table layout and accommodating various types of entertainment. Please contact our Events Team for more information.

Do you have floor plans?

Yes, available upon request.

Do I need to make an appointment to view the venue?

A visit is not a pre requisite to hire, however, you will have the opportunity view rooms and access to make sure the venue is right for your event.

Can we use the outside space?

Yes. Please advise Events Team of requirements and purpose

Smoking Policy

Smoking is prohibited, by law, inside the building at all times. Guests may smoke outside in the designated smoking area.

What is the booking process?

Once you have booked your date/s with the Events Team, a hire agreement will emailed to you to confirm hire detail, sign, dated and return with 10% deposit payment. Please note, the hire date/s will be put back in to general release should the deposit not be received. The balance of your payment must be paid before the event, the Events Team will advise final payment date on your hire agreement.

How quickly do I need to book?

If your preferred date is available you can book as soon as you like. Most clients, especially for weddings and large scale events, book 12-18 months in advance to secure their preferred date. There is no limitation on how far out you need to book. To secure your date/s, contact the Events Team and a hire agreement will emailed to you to sign, date and return with 10% deposit. The balance of your payment must be paid before the event, the Events Team will advise final payment date on your hire agreement.

Who will be present at the event from the Venue and what will they do?

You will have a member of the Events Team present on the day of your event to help coordinate proceedings.  They will also oversee the planning of access for caterers, florists, entertainment and other suppliers.

If your event is large scale such as a wedding, concert, film shoot, the Events Team will provide you with a quote outside of our normal pricing scheme. An additional service will attract and additional cost.

Do you do a delegate day rate?

Yes. We are happy to quote a delegate rate once we understand your requirements

What are the payment terms?

A 10% deposit is required when booking. The booking is provisional until the deposit has been paid and the hire agreement signed and returned to us. Our payment preference is Bank Transfers, however we accept all major credit/debit cards

What is your cancellation policy for confirmed events?

The client may cancel their event by written notice to Coats Venue before the scheduled date. Cancellation notice periods vary depending on the nature and scale of the event and the Events Team will advise the specific notice period in the hire agreement. The deposit will be retained by Coats Venue following a cancellation and if outside the cancellation period Coats Venue may require full payment.

How long can I hire a room?

Rooms can be hired on an hourly, half day and full day rate.

How late can the event run?

No later than midnight. Later licence may be authorised on request.

What about access and set up if using own suppliers?

The start of your hire period marks the point at which Coats Venue will be ready to receive you and your guests.  Supplier access for set up should be pre-arranged directly between your suppliers and our Events Team. All set up, breakdown and deliveries must be on the day/evening of your event with prior consent and agreed with the Events Team, it is your responsibility to advise suppliers of hire agreement detail.

Can we set up the day before an event?

If you require ‘full set up’ the day before the event, depending on the time required, this may be considered as another hire day. Please discuss your requirements with our Events Team. Once agreed, supplier access should be pre-arranged directly between your suppliers and our Events Team. Please note – Coats Venue cannot accept any responsibility for valuable items left unattended.

Can we arrange deliveries and leave items in the venue overnight?

We may be able to store non-valuable items (e.g. leaflets, pop-up banners etc.) overnight prior to the event, providing there are no other activities taking place at that time. Supplier access should be pre-arranged directly between your suppliers and our Events Team. Please note – Coats Venue cannot accept any responsibility for valuable items left unattended.

Is there parking on site

There is space for cars in the area immediately in front or at the side of the venue if necessary, for use by the host, disabled guests and suppliers making deliveries and collections. Access must be booked in advance with the Events Team.  There are plenty of town car parks within a short walking distance, and free parking is available on nearby streets.

Is there accommodation nearby?

There is a number of Hotels nearby. Our Events Team can provide a list on request.

Is there disabled access at the Venue?

Both floors of Coats Venue are fully accessible for disabled and elderly guests by way of side entrance (they will require assistance). A lift will be installed and available for use spring 2020

Are taxis available at the end of the event?

We have an established relationship with the local cab company, Renfrewshire Cabs – Telephone No 0141 887 7770. They are regularly informed of large scale events taking place at Coats Venue. Large parties should contact the cab company in advance to book group collection and drop off to save any disappointment or delay.

Are there any nearby attractions that I can recommend to my guests?  

Yes. Coats Venue is extremely well located in the heart of Paisley’s West End and is within easy walking distance of a variety of nearby attractions.

Can you offer a food and drink package along with venue hire?

Yes.  We can provide a list of approved suppliers which you can select from or we can simply provide a quote on request. This includes food, soft drinks, beer, wine and champagne and for receptions we can provide waiters.

Can we use our own food and drink suppliers?

We would prefer you to use our approved suppliers.  The venue is Category A listed heritage building and care must be taken to prevent damage. However, if you wish to use your own suppliers you can with prior approval of the Events Team. We ask external suppliers follow our standard T&Cs stated on the hire agreement and they will be required to contribute 20% of event income to Coats Venue.

Can you offer photography, music and entertainment for events?

Yes. We can provide a list of approved suppliers which you select from or we can simply provide a quote on request

Can we use our own photographer, musician or entertainment for events?

We would prefer you to use our approved suppliers.  The venue is Category A listed heritage building and care must be taken to prevent damage. The fabric of the building, security and lighting are among our top concerns when agreeing to allow outside vendors to work at the venue. However, if you wish to use your own suppliers you can with prior approval of the Events Team. We ask external suppliers follow our standard T&Cs stated on the hire agreement and they will be required to contribute 20% of event income to Coats Venue.

Can the venue be used for photography or filming?

Yes. This magnificent, 125 yr. old heritage building is a great setting for photography location filming. Please contact our Events Team for a quote