Facilities

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, 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.

Main Hall towards stage, the ceiling-mounted screen is behind the curtain Stage Annex to left of stage is suitable for small meetings

Side Annex

There is an area adjoining the stage suitable for small meetings up to 10 people and a larger Side Annex suitable for meetings of about 20. In this side annex is a retractable ceiling-mounted projection screen.

 

Side Annex suitable for meetings for about 25 persons

Meeting Room (formerly 'Lower Annex')

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.  A programme of refurbishment is underway during 2017.  An area of penetrating damp near the entrance that has been treated.  Lighting will be improved, the walls will be painted and new blinds and flooring will be fitted.  We gratefully acknowledge generous financial support from the Northamptonshire Community Foundation and Daventry District Council.  The Parish Council are taking over the small adjoining room for use by the Parish Clerk and for storage of records.  We thank the Council for their contribution to the cost of refurbishment and for paying for the internet connection. 

 

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.

The bars across the windows are a legacy of its former use as GP’s pharmacy

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 Lower Annex the figures are 32 and 50.

Alcohol

Alcohol can be offered 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 made for this in advance by completing the relevant part of the Booking Form.

Multi-Purpose Venue

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

  • Clubs
  • Exhibitions
  • Lectures
  • Quiz nights
  • Meetings
  • Musical events
  • Parties including children’s parties
  • Sports activities
  • Wakes
  • Wedding celebrations
Double oven and hot cupboard Lincat automatic water boiler

Regular Users

Sixteen 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.