Page Last Updated: 30/11/2023

 

 

Benenden Village Hall
Main Hall
Main Hall Stage
Small Hall
Recreation Field
Photograph of main car park at Benenden Village Hall
Free Parking

Welcome to Benenden Village Hall

Situated in the beautiful Kentish village of Benenden, the village hall which was opened in 1977, is a bright, modern-looking and spacious venue. The hall and its adjacent recreation field are ideally located in the centre of the village, just off Benenden’s main road (B2086), next to ‘The Bull’ village pub and a short walk from St. George’s Church at the top of the village green.
The venue, available to hire 365 days-a-year, is comprised of two separate halls – the main hall and a smaller hall / meeting room. Both halls can be hired individually or together and are accessed from the communal entrance and lobby. The adjacent recreation field is suitable for a variety of sports and outdoor activities. With ample free parking and disabled access Benenden Village Hall is the ideal venue for clubs, classes, events, wedding receptions, formal functions and parties.
Benenden Village Hall holds a Premises Licence for licensed activities between the hours of 09:00 and 23:00 permitting plays, films, indoor sporting events, live music, recorded music, dance performances, and the sale and supply of alcohol.

Click here for a plan of the hall.

The Hall also holds a PRS/PPL Licence for playing and performing music.
Benenden Village Hall is an asset of the Benenden Village Trust, Registered Charity 1176351.

NOTICES

WARNING

A fake advert has been posted on local Facebook groups advertising for stallholders for a Christmas market at Benenden Village Hall. There is no such event at Benenden Village Hall on 25th & 25th November 2023.

CONGRATULATIONS!

Representing England over 60s, Benenden’s Diccon Gray picked up two gold medals and one silver medal at the Home Nations Veteran Championships played at the Irish National Indoor Arena, Sport Ireland Campus, Blanchardstown, Dublin. Well done Diccon!

The full press release can be viewed here.

England Team (Diccon Gray on right)
Men’s doubles winners (Diccon Gray on left)
Losing men’s singles finalist presentation (Diccon Gray on right)

Diccon Gray is the founder member, and current general secretary of the Weald Table Tennis Club, which meets at Benenden Village Hall on Thursday (7-9pm) and Sunday (6.30-8.30pm) evenings, all-comers welcome.

Please visit the updated Benenden Village Hall Calendar to see when the range of regular events are taking place at the hall and check availability to hire the hall for your event.

Please visit the updated Clubs & Classes page to see the range of clubs, classes and events that take place at the hall on a regular basis.

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Parking

Stage

Wi-Fi

Dishwasher

Benenden Village Hall has a Buffalo 3kW 10 Litre Auto-Fill Water Boiler.

The boiler usually takes 15-20 minutes to reach ‘ready’ state.

Plastic Items

The kitchen has a selection of plastic jugs and colourful tumblers, bowls and plates that are ideal for children’s parties.

12 jugs

28 tumblers

29 bowls

14 baby food bowls

36 plates

Glassware

The kitchen has a selection of different glassware that hirers are welcome to use.

78 glass tumblers

25 champagne flutes

31 small glasses

34 wine glasses

6 small stemmed glasses

11 glass jugs

Stage Lighting

The stage lighting is controlled by an ETC ColorSource 40 lighting console.

 

Please Note: This equipment is only to be operated by competent / experienced persons.

Dishwasher

Benenden Village Hall has a Nelson SC45 WSDP commercial dishwasher.

Crockery

The kitchen is well stocked with a selection of different crockery including cups, saucers, bowls & plates.

  • 78 cups
  • 178 saucers
  • 144 medium cups
  • 33 saucers
  • 100 small cups
  • 21 saucers
  • 109 plates (21.5 cm)
  • 133 plates (16 cm)
  • 62 bowls (16 cm)
  • 95 plates (25cm)
  • 28 plates (26 cm)
  • 57 assorted plates
  • 26 Bowls (17 cm)

Hearing Loop

The sound system in the main hall incorporates a PDA Range 500/2 Induction Loop Amplifier.

Main Hall Projector

The main hall has a projector mounted on the lighting bar in front of the stage. The projector is an NEC VT670 projector and is operated by a remote control.

The projector has two inputs, a VGA input with an HDMI adapter for use with a laptop; and a video input with an RCA plug (yellow) which can be used with the hall’s DVD player.

Sound System

The main hall is equipped with a sound system and speakers for playing music (recorded or live) and/or using with microphones.

The system is controlled by a Soundcraft Spirit E8 10-channel mixer (8 mono mic/line , 2 stereo line inputs). 

  • Marantz CD5400 CD Player
  • Marantz SD4040 Twin Cassette Deck
  • Audio Technics ATW-R160 UHF Receiver (microphones)
  • 2 x interM L1400 Professional Power Amplifiers

The audio input for use with mobile phones / devices uses a standard 3.5 mm jack plug with adapters for use with most mobile phones.

Benenden Village Hall has adapters for the following which may be borrowed:

  • USB-C
  • Micro USB
  • Lightning