Rooms for Hire

Why not book a room for a Party? Anything from a Birthday party, family party, engagement or wedding, naming ceremony, anniversary, surpise party – or even a funeral reception – we have a room to suit all sizes and occasions.

How to Book

The best way to book is to decide on some possible dates and give Sheena, the administrator, a ring (9674439) – or even pop in to the centre and have a look at the rooms. Full details of hiring are given in the Conditions of Hire and General Rules. You could even partly complete a booking form. We are always available to discuss your requirements and can often accommodate access to decorate the rooms, as well as set them to your requirements.

Which Room?

Now the tricky bit. Altogether there are 8 main rooms for hire, as well as the sports Ground and playing field. So here is a summary.

Elbrow Suite (200)

The Elbrow Suite is available for hire on most Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Saturday afternoons. It is our largest facility, offering a wood sprung floor idea for dancing. The Elbrow Suite also has a large 30″ x 20″ stage (with lighting and sound facilities and drapes). The Elbrow Suite has its own Bar area and lounge area for your guests to relax.


Wessex Suite (120)

Our second largest function room, it is available for hire on most Friday and Saturday evenings, as well as Saturday afternoons. This Suite also has a wooden floor ideal for dancing, and a raised stage area suitable for discos or a small group. In addition, there is a food serving area and the room has access to its own bar facility. In addition there is a small Kitchen close by.

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Whittucks Room (50)

The Whittucks room is a large room with ample daylight and artifical lighting. It is mainly used for small exercise classes and meetings or presentations. This room is often available during the daytime and would be an idea venue for a conference or meeting, or a small club – it is also popular for children’s parties.


Avon Room (50)

The Avon Room is a large square room located on the first floor of the building (which does not have disabled access). It is a light room with lots of windows. During the daytime it is a quite room and would be suitable for yoga, meditiation as well as meetings and art clubs.


Lounge Bar (80)

The lounge bar is available during the daytime for receptions and meetings. The room provides a relaxed and comfortable venue for family gatherings and is frequently used for naming ceremonies and funeral receptions. As well as full bar facilities it is also air conditioned.

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Other Rooms (10 – 30)

We also have many smaller rooms suitable for meetings and clubs. On the ground floor there is the Wesley room (25), Ridgeway room (40) and Games Room (20), as well as the Coffee Lounge (40). On the first floor, there is also the Gloucester room (40) and Somerset room (30).

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Playing Field (500)

The playing field at the rear of the building and adjacent to the car park offers an excellent space for fetes or parties. It can be used alone, but is normally an addition to the hire of the Wessex suite. It is quite a large area and could easily accommodate 500 (possibly more) for a fete.