Page Last Updated: 16/05/2024



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.



 Former national over 60’s champion Diccon Gray from Benenden had by his standards a ‘very modest’ Veteran (VETTS) National Championships in the event run at Aldersley Leisure Village, Wolverhampton, over the weekend. 

He reached 3 quarter-finals but his biggest disappointment was, as 3rd seed, in going down narrowly, 5-11, 11-8, 11-13, 11-6, 8-11, in the over 60s men’s singles to Peter Bartram of Sussex, who he usually beats.  But in the men’s over 50s men’s singles he had an excellent 11-9, 11-8, 11-4 victory over another Sussex player and 5th seed, Ritchie Venner, before falling to 4th seed Stephen Horsfield (South Yorkshire).

With Phil Cox (Kent), Gray was beaten in the men’s over 50s doubles quarter-final, 11-13, 4-11, 11-5, 8-11, by Simon Pugh (Yorkshire) and Jason Thompson (Worcestershire).

There was a silver lining for Gray who learnt of his selection to represent England Over 60s in the Home Nations championships that will take place in September in Guernsey. Gray was selected for the third year running and will form part a three player team against Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Isle of Man, Jersey and Guernsey. He was delighted with his selection considering it, “An honour and a privilege”.

Diccon Gray is secretary and founder member of the Weald Table Tennis Club, which meets on Thursday and Sunday evenings at Benenden Village Hall.

For further information contact Ken Muhr, Tel. 01580 752676, or Diccon Gray, M. 07970 575285.

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.

Library of Manuals

Entertainment Equipment

Hire of the entertainment equipment includes use of the following equipment.

Badminton Court

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Outside Space





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


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.


Benenden Village Hall has a Nelson SC45 WSDP commercial dishwasher.


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