Hiring the Hall
The hall can be hired for events such as: children’s parties, wedding receptions, christening parties, quiz evenings, etc. To check availability, discuss bookings and rates, or arrange viewing of the hall please contact the booking officer, Mrs Val Clarke, on 01622 843110.
The hall has superb facilities including:
- Car parking
- Disabled access
- Male / female toilets
- Disabled toilet
- Baby changing facilities
- Fitted kitchen
- Stage, with backstage prop room
- Meeting room
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the capacity of the hall?
A: The hall can accommodate from 100 to 160 people, depending on the layout:
- 160 – closely seated
- 120 – dancing
- 100 – seated at tables
- 110 – seated at tables / dancing
Tables and chairs are available to use, included in the hall hire.
Q: Can we serve alcohol at a hall event?
A: Alcohol can be served without charge at a hall event. The hall does not have a premises licence for alcohol so if you wish to sell alcohol then you, as the hirer, will need to apply to Maidstone Borough Council at least 10 working days in advance for a Temporary Event Notice (TEN). Please see Maidstone Borough Council website for full details.
Q: Can we have fireworks?
A: Sorry we do not allow fireworks, sparklers, Chinese lanterns etc.
Q: Can we use confetti or glitter?
A: We are environmentally responsible and are trying to reduce our environmental impact. We are happy for you to use biodegradable resources such as petals but no non-biodegradable confetti or glitter.
Q: Is there time to set up and clear away?
A: You are allocated 30 minutes before and after your booked hire time to allow setting up and clearing away. If you require more than half an hour please speak to the booking officer.
Q: Do you provide rubbish disposal facilities?
A: No, we request that you take away all of your rubbish, black rubbish sacks are provided for this.
Q: What food and drink preparation facilities are there?
A: There is a double cooker (hobs and ovens), microwave, two fridges, Quooker hot water tap (produces enough boiling water for 100 cups, instructions for its use are provided in the hall), crockery and cutlery for 100.
Q: Do we have use of the external grounds during our hire period?
A: Yes, the grounds and the car park are included in the hire of the hall for your use.
Q: Are animals allowed in the hall?
A: Yes, if they are kept under control; you must clean up after your animal.
Q: Can we use a bouncy castle in the hall?
A: Yes, due to our high ceilings bouncy castles can be inflated in the main hall or used outside in the grounds. All providers of such equipment must have and provide proof of Public Liability insurance with a limit of indemnity of a minimum of £5,000,000.