Amended (05/09/21) Hall capacity limits and regulations on social contact have been removed, so bookings for larger events such as parties and weddings will be accepted. The committee does however expect hirers to take precautions appropriate to their event. Hand sanitiser will continue to be provided, and you are encouraged to keep doors open to aid ventilation.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the Hire Costs?
There are two main rates for booking the hall, hourly and day rates.
Hourly – £20 per hour
Weekday day £100
Weekend day £150
Full Weekend – £250
What is the halls capacity?
The maximum is 60 seated or 100 standing
What if I would like to hire the hall on a regular basis?
Walton village offers a lovely space and extremely competitive rates for regular hires. For more information, click here.
Can I book the hall for my Wedding or large Family event?
Walton Village Hall is ideally set up as a perfect venue for Wedding Parties and celebrating memorable family events. The hall grounds are adjacent to a lovely playground with sufficient space for a large marquee or tent. The hall has external power and has been the venue for a number of large successful outside activities.
We are able to offer the exclusive hire of the hall and adjoining land for wedding type celebrations. If you are interested in this option, then we have a bespoke hire package that covers weekends and multiple day hires. For further details – please contact us directly via our contact form here and one of our committee members will call you to discuss the options available.
Are there tables available?
There are 10 folding tables stored in the porch (actually 8 + 1 non-folding but we will buy some more). The tables are rectangular, 6ft x 2ft 6’’ that seat 6 comfortably, 8 at a pinch. The maximum capacity of the hall is 60 seated or 100 standing. Unfortunately we don’t have any smaller chairs or tables, but those we do have have been used for many children’s parties.
Can we have a bouncy castle indoors?
Bouncy castles can be used both inside and outside the hall. It’s the hirer’s responsibility that if used indoors, the size of the castle is appropriate for the size of the hall, which is 10.5m x 6m. It is the hirer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of users, and as stated in our terms and conditions you or the provider must arrange suitable insurance.
There is an option to have a larger bouncy castle in the adjacent playground, and external power is available. However, you would not have exclusive access to the playground unless previously agreed, and for which there would be an additional hire charge.
How many toilets are there?
There are two cubicles for our lady guests, and one cubicle plus two urinals for gentlemen. We are planning to build an extension which will house new toilet facilities, including those for the disabled.
Are there any baby changing facilities?
There are not currently dedicated baby changing facilities, although there is some space that could be used in the lady’s toilets for this purpose.
Is there a kettle?
We have a modern fitted kitchen which includes oven and hob, microwave, kettle and a boiler. The kitchen is equipped with ample cutlery, crockery, pots and pans. There is also a bar area with a variety of glasses.
Do we take away our rubbish?
We kindly ask for all our hires take all rubbish away as we have no capacity to deal with it on site. There is a local tip at Thorp Arch that could help for larger rubbish items.
Is the hall cleaned for our use/ event?
Our hall is cleaned professionally on a regular basis and prior to the hire we always check that cleanliness is of a high standard. We would kindly ask that when hirers leave the hall that they leave it in the condition in which it was found.
Where do I get the key?
The key is in a key safe next to the door. The code to the safe will be on your invoice document.
Will I be met at the hall?
We do not offer a meet and greet service for the hire of the hall, but if there are any problems then the following people can be contacted:
Brian Eldred: tel 07802 265504
Mark Wake: tel 07786 246997
Is the hall suitable for wheelchairs?
There is a ramp to the front door, but we don’t currently have toilet facilities accessible by wheelchair.
Regular hirers may receive the following benefits:
- Reduced rates
- Easy access
- Priority booking (provided a list of dates is given at start of year)
- No cancellation fees (if 7 days’ notice is given)
In return, we expect regular hirers to contribute to the smooth running of the hall. As a regular hirer and ‘friend’ of the hall, you are expected to help by:
- Arriving in good time to ensure that the facilities have been left in a suitable condition for your class/event
- Letting us know when they haven’t – remembering that this facility is run by enthusiastic volunteers rather than a commercial organisation – and sorting any problems out
- Being prepared to tidy away items left out of place
- Making sure that the hall is left ready for the next hirer
All of these things help Walton Village Hall keep our costs down. The provision of this hall is only possible due to the commitment of individuals who give freely of their time, skills, knowledge and experience.
If you would like to join our list of regular hirers, use the contact form and we will get back to you at our earliest convenience.