Benenden Village Hall


We are sorry to announce that the Benenden Village Hall is now closed, until further notice. 

The ongoing situation regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, has made it impossible for us to continue operating as normal. We exist to serve the community, and while we had hoped to remain open for as long as possible, we would be doing you all a disservice by continuing to facilitate gatherings in the Hall. We will be contacting our regular hirers directly to discuss any existing and future bookings. 

The core staff will be using this time to work on ways of improving the Hall, so that we are ready to reopen for you, better than ever, and we welcome any suggestions. The usual email address and phone number will still be operational, so feel free to reach out with any queries. We wish everyone well, and look forward to welcoming you back fit and healthy, in due course.

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, The Street.

The Village Hall consists of one large hall (18m x 9m) with an outstanding stage equipped with a full sound system and lighting rig, and a small hall (8m x 6m) which is ideal for meetings and smaller activity groups, or linked to the main hall via a set of double-doors. We also boast a well equipped kitchen, 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 facilities to generous gifts from 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. Their pictures hang in the foyer. 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, etc.

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

The hall is used by many regulars who run various classes and clubs. Check out our Timetable 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 £12 per hour and includes complimentary social media advertising and a mention in Benenden’s local magazine.

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