Benenden Village Hall

 

COVID-19 UPDATE:

Benenden Village Hall is now open for bookings and enquiries. Please make sure that any events meet current rules relating to permitted activities, maximum numbers and social distancing. 

Benenden Village Hall is a bright, modern and spacious hall in the beautiful Kentish village of Benenden. It is in the centre of the village, just off Benenden’s main road, next to the village pub, The Bull.

The Village Hall is comprised of one Big Room (18m x 9m) with a spectacular stage equipped with a full sound system and lighting rig, and a Small Room (8m x 6m) which is ideal for meetings and smaller activity groups. The rooms can also be linked to each other via a set of centralised double-doors. The Hall also boasts a well equipped kitchen, balcony, toilets and changing rooms. There are two large car parks and an adjoining recreation ground and play area, making it a perfect location for a wide variety of activities. There is disabled access giving availability to all.

The village owes these outstanding facilities to generous gifts from the Viscount Rothermere of Hemsted, made in 1924 in memory of two sons who died in the Great War; the Hon. Harold Alfred Vyvyan St George Harmsworth MC and the Hon. Vere Sidney Tudor Harmsworth whose pictures hang in the Hall. The Hall (previously managed by the Parish Council as the Harmsworth Memorial Trust) is now owned and managed by the Benenden Village Trust.

Benenden Village Hall is a top of the range venue and may be hired for private functions such as wedding receptions and birthday parties, as well as for bring and buy sales, bazaars, fairs, and much more.

It is open to hire 7 days a week, 52 weeks of the year, subject to availability.

The hall is used by many regular hirers who run a wide range of classes and clubs. Have a look at our calendar to see if there is a class that appeals to you. If you are interested in becoming a regular hirer please do get in touch. Our rates start from as little as £10 per hour and include social media advertising and a mention in Benenden’s local magazine.

For up-to-date availability  call 07419 989830 or email enquiries@benendenvillagehall.org.  You can also make contact via our ‘Contact Us’ tab on this website.

The Village Hall holds a Premises Licence for the following licensed activities between the hours of 09:00 and 23:00: plays, films, indoor sporting events, live music, recorded music, dance performances, sale and supply of alcohol. The Hall also holds a PRS/PPL Licence for playing and performing music.