Facilities

WEA lecture in Side Annex

Our facilities are ideal for functions, events, training sessions, exhibitions, sports groups, exercise classes and more.  We welcome bookings both from the community and businesses.  Full Wi Fi facilities are available for hirers.

Main Hall

The Main Hall includes a stage with a ceiling-mounted projection screen and audio system. There is a well equipped servery and kitchen at the opposite end; the servery has a fridge, freezer, toasters, kettles, filter coffee machine and a large capacity water heater for hot drinks. In the adjoining kitchen there is a commercial cooker with six full size rings, double oven and alongside that a generous hot cupboard and a microwave oven. A commercial dishwasher speeds things up when catering for larger numbers.

WiFi is available and if you require it for your event please inform us when making your booking so that we can issue the password.

Separate Ladies and Gentlemen’s cloakrooms are accessed from the Entrance Foyer and there is a separate toilet for the disabled.

Byfield Village Hall
Byfield Village Hall
Byfield Village Hall

Stage & Side Annexes

There is an area adjoining the stage suitable for small meetings up to 10 people and a larger Side Annex suitable for meetings up to 25 persons.  In this side annex is a retractable ceiling-mounted projection screen.  Beyond that there are retractable doors into a large storage area for chairs and 34 Gopack collapsible tables.  The tables are stacked on five separate trollies that can been taken and wheeled around the Hall to ease the work of setting up and clearing away.  Look for the brakes down by the wheels.  Note the light switch for the store is in the Main Hall, not in the Side Annex.  Sliding, retractable doors separate the Side Annex and Main Hall.  Please note that the large brushes used for sweeping the floor of the Main Hall are hanging on the wall at the back of the Side Annex store.  Please use them and replace afterwards.  To complete the job dustpans and brush are beside the large fridge in the main servery.

Meeting Room

The Meeting Room is accessed separately at the lower level and is ideal for meetings or social events for up to 25 people. It is equipped with tables and chairs, a ceiling-mounted projection screen, microwave, kettle, hot water heater and sink for washing up, together with toilet facilities that are suitable for the disabled.  Extensive refurbishment in 2018 added LED lighting, window blinds, new chairs and  carpeting.  We gratefully acknowledge generous financial support from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Daventry District Council.  The Parish Council use a small adjoining room for storage of records.  We thank the Council for their contribution to the cost of refurbishment and for installing the internet connection. 

Byfield Village Hall
Byfield Village Hall
Byfield Village Hall
Byfield Village Hall

Multipurpose Venue

The hall is available for hire for a variety of functions such as:

  • Clubs
  • Counselling
  • Dog training
  • Exhibitions
  • Lectures
  • Quiz nights
  • Meetings
  • Musical events
  • Parties including children’s parties
  • Sports activities
  • Wakes
  • Wedding celebrations

Heating

Background heating is provided throughout winter months by night storage heaters in all areas while additional heating can be turned on, when the Hall is in use, by activating various wall and ceiling mounted appliances which are governed by timer switches.  There are no additional charges for electricity or heating.

Maximum Capacity

In the combined Main Hall and Side Annex fire regulations permit accommodation for up to 180 persons seated, or 280 standing. In the Meeting Room the figures are 32 and 50.  For greater comfort we currently provide seating in the Main Hall for just 160 and in the Meeting Room for 25.  Floor space in the Main Hall is approx 1650sq ft and with approx 350sq ft for the Side Annex the combined area is about 2000sq ft when the separating doors are retracted.

Alcohol

Alcohol can be served at private functions but if alcohol is to be sold a licence is required and arrangements must be made for this in advance by completing the relevant part of the Booking Form.  If alcohol is sold via an outside caterer, their own licence is not valid for use in the Hall.  The licence is specific to the premises.

Regular Users

Twelve organisations make regular bookings. The activities of these organisations are described under Regular Users to inform newcomers to the village, and perhaps those who are not so new, of all that is on offer in their local community.  Regular users benefit from a 10% discount to the usual hire charge.