Welcome to the Victoria Institute, Caton near Lancaster - the perfect venue for your party, social or business event

The Victoria Institute lies at the heart of Caton village, which is located in the beautiful Lune Valley and Forest of Bowland AONB only 5 minutes from J34 of the M6 motorway and 10 minutes from Lancaster.

Managed as a charity, the Institute offers a range of rooms available to hire for community, private, and business events. Founded in 1888, the Victoria Institute has been refurbished and extended over recent years through two major grant funded projects (see 'history') which transformed the building into a comfortable, well equipped venue.

The accommodation has been developed with flexibility of use in mind and, being arranged on one level, it is easily accessible by all. This vibrant community centre is an important aspect of social life in the village, and many groups run regular activities in the Institute building. We have a large Hall, two good size meeting rooms, a small meeting room, Kitchen, and a Library and IT Resource Room, so most needs can be met whatever the size and nature of your planned event. For our Schedule of Charges and related Policies and Procedures, please see our Terms & Conditions.

Caton Community Library and IT Room


Holiday Closure Days

  • Close at 12:00 noon on Thursday 30th June and re-open at 10:00am on Monday 11th July
  • Monday 15th August
  • Close at 12:00 noon on Thursday 18th August and re-open at 10:00am on Tuesday 30th August
  • Close at 12:00 noon on Thursday 22nd September and re-open at 10:00am on Monday 3rd October

Opening Days and Times


10:00 to 12:00

1:00 to 3:00


10:00 to 12:00



10:00 to 12:00

1:00 to 3:00


10:00 to 12:00


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Today at the Victoria Institute

Time Main Hall Sir Thomas Storey Room
All day
Main Hall
9:00am to 10:00am
Sir Thomas Storey Room
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Main Hall
3:30pm to 5:45pm
Sir Thomas Storey Room
3:30pm to 7:15pm
Main Hall
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Main Hall
7:30pm to 8:30pm