Click here to see the Letting Conditions for the Woodchurch Memorial Hall, Annexe and Meeting Room.
Click here to see our hall hire rates, deposits and any other costs.
You need to book enough time for setting up and clearing up afterwards.
To use the heaters in the Main Hall and Annexe, and the cooker in the Main Hall, you will need to buy electric cards. These cost £6 each and last about an hour depending on how cold the weather is, and how many heaters you have on. You are only charged for the cards you actually use.
We also charge a Damage Deposit, which is refundable provided you comply with the Letting Conditions, leaving the premises clean and tidy ready for the next hirers.
The blue tablecloths are free to use, but we ask you to wash and return them neatly folded.
The large white tablecloths cost £5 each to hire because we pay to have them cleaned.
There are no other costs, for example for chairs and tables, if you are hiring a hall.
Tables, chairs and the small blue table cloths are included in the cost of the hire of the Hall, Annexe and Meeting room. We ask you to wash the tablecloths and return them to the hall.
White tablecloths for the large round tables cost £5 each to hire to cover the cost of laundering them.
Tables and chairs can be hired for use at your own venue.
Find the date you want in the Weekly Diary on the Bookings page for the Main Hall, Annexe or Meeting Room, and click on the + sign to make a Booking Request.
If you have any problems, please email the Booking Clerk on woodchurchmemorialhall@gmail.
We will agree a convenient place where you can collect the key(s).
After your hire you can drop the keys in the Hub letterbox, just opposite the Main Hall.
The Caretaker, David Harmer, can be called on 07570 132 034 if you need practical help.
Yes – the Main Hall, Annexe and Meeting Room all have ramped access to wide entry doors and wide doors leading to fully accessible toilets. The Annexe kitchen has a normal width door so is not accessible to wheelchair users.
The Main Hall can hold 150 people closely seated – as an audience for a play, for example.
If people are seated at tables, the Main Hall has a capacity of 90 people.
The Annexe can hold 120 people.
The Main Hall has a well equipped kitchen with fridge, large range with ovens, a bain marie, large sinks, a hot water urn, two kettles, teapots, crockery including jugs and cutlery. There is ample food preparation area and a serving hatch. It also has its own loo. Please note there are very few glasses – you will need to bring your own.
The Annexe kitchen has a fridge, kettle, teapots, crockery and cutlery, suitable for serving drinks and pre-prepared food. It also has a long serving hatch making serving a lot of people easy.
The Meeting Room kitchen has a kettle, crockery and cutlery.
Yes, there is WiFi access throughout all the rooms.
Yes, you can do this in the Main Hall. There is a bluetooth device with instructions so you can play music off your phone, tablet or laptop through the Hall speakers.
Yes! Just let us know when you’re booking and we’ll ensure you have the key to the microphone cupboard.
Yes, there is a modest garden at the front of the main hall, and the other side of the car park is the Village Green with a fenced Children’s Play Area.
Anyone may serve alcohol. If you wish to sell alcohol, you need a TEN (Temporary Event Notice) obtainable from Ashford Borough Council.
Yes, you are welcome to bring in any or all of those.
Yes, bouncy castles work well in the Main Hall.
At least a week before the hire, you must show us the bouncy castle supplier’s Public Liability Insurance. In addition, the blower unit must have a PAT certificate.
We do not allow bouncy castles in the Annexe because the ceiling is not high enough.
To comply with Health and Safety, you will need to provide your own ladder if you need to use one, for example for putting up decorations.
Woodchurch Memorial Hall
Woodchurch Memorial Hall follows the government guidelines for Covid-19. Currently there are no restrictions.
However there is a digital thermometer available at the entrance to the Main Hall, and hand sanitiser gel available in several places in the Main Hall, Annexe and Meeting Room.
Click here for the Equality and Diversity Policy.
It is the Woodchurch community mosaic. During the 2020 lockdown, the Woodchurch in Bloom group invited people to paint pebbles and add them to the growing caterpillar outside the school gate. Over 600 villagers joined in. In July 2021, the caterpillar was transformed into ‘HOPE’, a permanent pebble butterfly in the garden of the Memorial Hall.