The main hall is approximately 14.2m (46.5ft) long by 6.2m (20ft) wide in size and 88sqm (930sqft) floor area and can accommodate up to 120 people.
The high ceilings give a light and airy feel to the room. Windows are fitted with blackout blinds to make the hall lightproof when showing films or presentations.
Capacity for seated guests at a reception or party is dependent on layout:-
Banquet style seating (10 sq ft per person) = 93 seated
General restaurant seating(15 sq ft per person) = 62 seated
Fine Dining (20sq ft per person) = 46 seated
The hall has a high vaulted ceiling creating an open airy feel. The floor is polished semi sprung timber which is ideal for either sports activities like aerobics or social functions such as dances, parties or discos.
Recently decorated and refurbished the hall has three lighting configurations:
Dimmable high Level fluorescents for sports and activities requiring a bright environment
Up/Down dimmable LED Mood lighting for parties and where more subtle lighting is required
Colour Changing LED strip lights for discos, parties and to match wedding reception themes
The floor is marked out as a full size badminton court (without tramlines)which is regularly used by the Badminton Club
At the furthest end is a full width stage which can be used for performances, as a raised platform for presenters or a prominent location for Discos, Bands etc. The chair store directly behind the stage has direct access to the stage by a door in either wing allowing this space to be used as a changing room or a waiting place to enter the stage
From the main hall access is provided to the adjacent "Pickards Cafe" Kitchen/Internet Cafe and thereon to the rear of the hall accommodating the toilet facilities.
The main hall is equipped with stage lighting, a PA/Amplifier system, hearing loop and WiFi internet access. Work is in hand to provide a Data Projector for showing films and presentations.
View of Hall from Front Door
View of Hall from Stage
View of Stage
View of Meeting room from Door
Meeting Room showing projector
In addtion to the main hall the Village Hall has a separate smaller meeting room. This is approximately 4m wide x 6m long
The room is equipped with full Audio Visual equipment with a drop down screen and data projector for showing presentations films DVDs etc.
It also has a built in Hearing Loop and CD/DVD player for playing back films or music CDs via the built in amplifier.
Laptops or PCs may be connected via the supplied long VGA cable to the projector. (We have an HDMI to VGA adapter available if your laptop only has an HDMI output. please ask in advance).
High Speed broadband (Fibre to the premises) is available either via a Wi-Fi Connection or wired ethernet connection
The Village Hall has a fully fitted modern kitchen suitable for catering for small to medium size events. In addition it has a 4.5m by 900mm worktop which can double as a food servery or bar counter when holding licensed events.
The Kitchen has been named Pickards Cafe after the second world war pilot Group Captain "Pick" Pickard. Around the top of the room is a 270 degree mural depicting RAF Hunsdon the nearby airfield which was the base for the numerous Mosquito Squadrons during WWII
The Kitchen is equipped with a full range of catering equipment including:-
Full size 6 burner gas oven
Wall mounted hot water boiler for making hot drinks
Microwave oven for quick cooking or reheating food
A large double bowl and drainer sink is available for washing up as well as the automatic glass washer.
In addition there is also an accompanying full range of crockery and cutlery including Cups and saucers, Mugs, Dinner and side plates and water glasses
Additional wine glasses are available for hire
In addition to the kitchen facilities, Pickards Cafe also has a fully functional Internet Cafe facility. This consists of three computer booths each with a dedicated PC.
Each PC has direct internet access and is installed with MS Office 2010 and Skype with individual HD webcams for internet phone calls.
Users can print to a networked printer or make photocopies for 10p per copy.
In addition to the main hall and meeting room the Village Hall also has a self contained rear garden which is part hard paved and part lawn. Lovingly maintained by members of the local Gardening Club and recently planted and the lawn re-seeded.
It is ideal in the summer and dry weather for wedding and other receptions and for children's parties. The area is completely enclosed for the safety of young children.
The grassed area is especially suited to the erection of a Gala Tent(s) or inflatable attractions like a bouncy Castle or slides etc.
The garden leads to a small parking area via a gate. On consideration we may allow Pizza Ovens, Pig Roasts and BBQ's in the rear garden. (Subject to certain precautions to protect the surfaces from heat and cooking fat etc)
There is external lighting and power but there are restrictions applied by our premises licence that prevents music and excessive noise after certain times. Please discuss these with the booking Officer
Recently re-seeded lawn area
View of landscaped area
View showing Gala Tent for COVID Secure outdoor events