(Registered charity no 305588)
Urchfont Village Hall was built in 1930, extended in the 1970s, extended again in 2009, and the main kitchen extended and refurbished Summer 2014. The Hall is a registered charity run by a management committee of Trustees living in the Parish of Urchfont, Wedhampton and Lydeway.
The building comprises a Main Hall with a raised curtained stage at one end and a Conference Room. Each room has its own separate entrance to avoid interference with other users. Kitchen and toilet facilities are provided, including a disabled toilet. Also a wheelchair is provided for use in the Hall and there is a defibrillator on the premises. There is central heating throughout, disabled access and car parking for about 20 cars including two marked disabled spaces. The whole building is a non-smoking area. As the Hall is licensed for the sale of alcohol, users may set up their own cash bar at a fee of £15 per day.
The kitchen attached to the main hall has recently been refurbished to include range cooker, dishwasher and fridge / freezer. These facilities have been partly funded by grants from the Devizes Area Board and Urchfont Scarecrow Festival. New presentation facilities are also available including free Wi-Fi throughout the hall, a projector and large screen in the main hall, and a large monitor screen in the conference room. These new facilities are available to all users at no extra charge.
The Hall provides an excellent venue for your function, private party or meeting.
Main Hall: 13.3m × 8m (44ft × 26ft) plus stage area of 8m × 2.9m (26ft × 9.5ft). This hall seats up to 120 for a stage production or 90 for a film show with blackout curtains at all windows or 80 seated at tables for a dinner. There is a newly refurbished and extended kitchen off the Main Hall which has a large cooker, rapid dishwasher, fridge / freezer and a microwave oven. The Main Hall has a ceiling mounted projector and electrically operated screen 4.5m wide by 3.4m high. A public address system is available and a hearing loop is fitted.
Conference Room: 7m × 4.5m (23ft × 15ft). Equipped with 5 tables and seating for 30 people. It has a screen 1.7m (5.5ft) wide by 1.3m (4.3ft) high, Blackout curtains at all windows, and an electronic screen which can be connected to computers etc. for presentations, videos etc. Nearby is a small kitchenette suitable for preparing drinks and sandwiches.
There is also small committee room: 5.4m × 4m (18ft × 13ft). This can be used as an entrance hall; a freestanding hanging rail for coats is provided. There is a serving hatch from the main kitchen to this room, which makes it suitable for a bar or buffet area.
The building can be hired as a whole. The Main Hall (MH) and the Conference Room (CR) can be hired separately. Hiring charges include use of all the facilities listed above plus central heating, water heating, light, use of large trestle-size tables (16 MH + 5 CR), fabric chairs (100 MH + 30 CR), small tables (16), plastic chairs (30), kettles (3), hot water urn. There are also cups and saucers, tea plates, dinner plates, cutlery and dessert dishes for up to 100 people.
The following documents can be downloaded by clicking on the document name:
Charges from 1st January 2015
For more information please contact one of the following:
Bookings Secretary: Liz Dark - 01380 840019 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Chairman: Ian Johnston - 01380 848774 or email@example.com
Hall Manager: John Watson - 01380 840940 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Secretary: Barry Hickey - 01380 840336 or email@example.com