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Wheathampstead Parish Council owns and operates the Memorial Hall in Wheathampstead as a community facility. The Main Hall, Hewitt Room and Green Room are all available for separate hire.

The Main Hall (11m x 12.5m) has a raised stage (8.5m x 5m), full stage lighting and electrically operated curtains. The hall has a capacity of up to 140 seated at tables, 170 seated theatre style and 240 standing. It also has an AV (audio-visual) system that will allow high quality films and presentations to be shown on a 4m screen. A high-resolution projector has been permanently installed and hangs from the roof. There are acoustic baffles around the Hall to reduce the echo and a hearing loop is available whenever the AV system is switched on. The Main Hall has immediate access to the well-equipped kitchen and a concertina-style partition can be removed to connect to a separate hiring room, the Hewitt Room.

The Hewitt Room (6m x 9m) has a full bar facility and separate access to the kitchen. This room has a 75" UHD 4K monitor, which can be used for the showing of presentations and videos/films where required. This room can can also be hired out separately.

The Green Room (3.5 m x 5.5m) is located behind the stage for actors to change and prepare for performances.  Lighting is controlled from a lighting loft at the rear of the hall. This room is also available for small meetings, art classes and as storage space during larger events.

All facilities include folding tables that can easily be moved around and set up by a single person.  There is also a large stock of chairs – enough to provide seating for 180.

The Memorial Hall also houses the Parish Council Offices, the village library and police office.  The library has its own entrance but internal access between the hall and library is possible.  There is ample parking which is shared by the Memorial Hall, library and doctors’ surgery that occupies the same site.

One of the main features or the Memorial Hall is that it is adjacent to the village’s playing fields, with wonderful views across the Lea Valley. 

Please contact us to check availability. In order to secure your booking, a booking form and supplementary licensing form (if applicable) must be completed. You can send the forms via email at info@wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk, via post or directly to our office in the Memorial Hall between 9.30am-12.30pm, Monday to Friday.

 

Facility to hire

(Use of the kitchen with the Main Hall and Hewitt Room is included in the rates)

Off Peak hourly rates - Mon to Fri, 9am to midnight

Peak hourly rates - Weekends & bank holidays, 9am to midnight

Resident

Non-resident

Resident

Non-resident

Main Hall & shared kitchen

£25

£49

£33

£66

Hewitt Room & shared kitchen

£20

£39

£22

£44

Green Room (minimum 2-hour booking only)

£8

£16

£9

£18

Main Hall, Hewitt Room & kitchen*

£30

£61

£39

£77

Main Hall, Hewitt Room, Green Room & kitchen 9am-12am*

£395

(fixed fee)

£790

(fixed fee)

£538

(fixed fee)

£1076

(fixed fee)

           

 *If you are hiring the Main Hall and Hewitt Room together, folding doors allow you to use these as separate rooms or as one large room.

Additional discounts: Local community groups are eligible for the ‘resident’ rates. Commercial businesses (regardless of where they are based) must pay ‘non-resident’ rates, but will receive a 50% discount after 12 months hire or 12 consecutive bookings.

Deposits: Bookings can only be secured with 1) a cancellation deposit (20% of the final balance), and 2) a refundable damages deposit of £100 for hire of the whole building/Main Hall/Hewitt Room or £50 for hire of the Green Room only.

Forms and instructions for booking:

For downloadable information regarding our hire charges, please use the links below. 

 

 

 



leafleafThe Memorial Hall, Marford Road, Wheathampstead Hertfordshire, AL4 8AY
01582 832541, info@wheathampstead-pc.gov.uk
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