The large hall has a maximum capacity of 190. When seated in rows this reduces to 140 and if sat at tables about 80. The stage is situated at the end of the hall, can be used for various events, and is free to use when the large hall is booked. The large hall is ideal for larger parties, wedding receptions, children’s parties (inflatable’s are allowed) and larger groups that require the space. The kitchen is easily accessible from the hall as are the toilets which include an access toilet. There are sufficient chairs and tables to suit all requirements.
New Small Hall
The new small hall has a capacity of 60 reducing to 40 if seated.
Ideal for meetings, small parties and activity groups. It has a pull down screen and projector and is equipped with five speakers giving 5.1 surround sound. There is a connection point for phones and computers as well as the leads required to link to the projector and sound system. There are sufficient chairs and tables in the hall for all requirements. There is also a sink and kettle for the all important drinks.
The kitchen is easily accessible from the hall as are the toilets which include an access toilet.
Old Small Hall
The old small hall has a capacity of about 60 and about 40 when seated. It has a divider which when pulled across splits the room into two. The hall is ideal for parties, meetings and activity groups. This hall is sometimes hired along with the large hall as it is the perfect place to serve buffets and drinks. The shutter seen in the photo’s can be opened to give direct serving access from the kitchen. The hall has a pull down screen above the shutter for projection for training, etc. This is also the only hall where a bar may be set up.
The kitchen has been built to a professional standard and has an electric oven and hob, an electric warming cabinet, a large fridge, microwave, water boiler, two large sinks, kettles and crockery for 60 people. Cutlery can also be supplied on request. There is a large shutter that, when raised, gives direct serving access to the old small hall.
The stage was constructed in 2017 and has been used for many events including plays, pantomime, music events and presentations. It has an adjoining green room which is accessed from the main corridor. For performances the access to the right hand side of the stage is achieved by a walkway around the back of the stage. If the stage is not required for an event in the large hall there is a shutter which comes down to block off the opening.
Recreation Area, Play Park, Car Parks, Green
The village hall also owns the car park, play area and green. The car park has space for about 32 cars and can be supplemented by the overflow car park which will accommodate about 20 cars. There is also plenty of parking available in the nearby streets.
The play area was updated a few years ago and is enclosed by wooden fencing. It has many fun pieces of equipment as well as the more traditional roundabout and rocking horse. There is a younger child’s climbing apparatus in a separate, fenced off, part of the play park as well as swings for them.
The green is used for the annual fete and until recently a music event. The green is well maintained and quite often used for picnics and football.
The Village Hall also has a snooker room which is run semi independent of the hall. It comprises of a large room with a full size snooker table. The club has its own entrance for its members. Contact Colin Corlett on 01823 433558 or Email colin@walnutsTA4.eclipse.co.uk for more information or to join.
The Village Hall has a conference room in the annexe which is available for hire from 18.00 Monday to Friday and all day at weekends. This room will take up to 12 people and has access to toilets. It also contains a sink, water heater, and crockery for minor refreshments.