Page Last Updated: 16/11/2023

 

 

Tables & Chairs, etc.

We have a supply of folding tables (16, large, 16 medium and 9 small) that hirers are welcome to use. Trolleys are provided for moving tables.

Large Folding Table

182 (length) x 61 (width) x 70 cm (height).

Medium Folding Table

121 (length) x 68.5 (width) x 70 cm (height).

Small Folding Table

91 (length) x 76 (width) x 70 cm (height).

Large Round Table

Large Round Tables & Tablecloths

The main hall has a supply of 12 large round foldable tables (plus a spare). These tables are more suitable for formal ‘sit down’ functions such as weddings and fund-raising events and seat 8 to 10 people. Approx. Diameter = 184 cm (6 feet), Height = 73 cm.

White linen tablecloths to fit the large round tables are available to hire at a cost of £8.50 each.

Tablecloths
Banquet Style Chair

Chairs

Both halls have a supply of banquet style chairs (approx. 200 in total) that hirers are welcome to use.

Trolleys are provided for moving chairs.

Chair covers can be used for wedding receptions and formal functions. Examples can be seen on the Wedding Receptions & Formal Functions Gallery.

Please Note: Benenden Village Hall does not have any children’s high chairs for hirers to use.

There is a portable flip-chart stand / whiteboard (65 x 90 cm) with extendable legs that hirers are welcome to use for meetings / classes.

The whiteboard uses ‘dry-wipe’ pens which hirers will need to provide. Hirers will also need to provide any flip-charts they wish to use.

There is a magnetic whiteboard (120 x 90 cm) that hirers are welcome to use for meetings / classes and which can be mounted in the small hall / meeting room over the kitchen serving hatch.

The board uses ‘dry-wipe’ pens / noticeboard magnets which hirers will need to provide.

The whiteboard could also be used with flip charts or as a screen for use with a projector.

There is a portable pull-up projector screen that hirers are welcome to use for meetings / classes for use with their own projector.

This is stored the large storage cupboard in the main hall where tables and chairs are kept.

There are two matching bars which hirers are welcome to use.

The large bar measures 245 (length) x 58 (depth) x 107 cm (height), the small bar measures 126 (length) x 58 (depth) x 107 cm (height).

Large Bar
Small Bar

Sound & Lighting Equipment

(available to hire at an additional cost)

(click for details)

The main hall is equipped with speakers and a sound system comprising of a CD player, cassette decks and audio input for use with mobile phones / devices.

The sound system also incorporates a hearing loop (see below).

£12.00 per booking.

Microphone and Pre-Amp

There are a number of wireless handheld microphones that can be hired for use with the sound system for the main hall. There is also a lapel microphone and a headset microphone.

£17.00 per booking (including hire of sound system).

The main hall’s sound system incorporates a hearing loop.

A hearing loop (sometimes called an audio induction loop) is a special type of sound system for use by people with hearing aids. The hearing loop provides a magnetic, wireless signal that is picked up by the hearing aid when it is set to ‘T’ (Telecoil) setting.

Rotating Glitter Ball

The remote-controlled motorised rotating glitter ball and spotlight can be hired.

£5.00 per booking.

We also have a couple of disco lights you are welcome to use when hiring the glitter ball.

Disco Lights 

Projector Screen

The main hall is equipped with a projector and motorised projector screens which can be hired for lectures, meeting and presentations.

The projector screens can also be hired for use with hirer’s own equipment.

£23.00 per booking (including hire of sound system and microphones).

Lecture in Main Hall
Stage Lighting

The main hall is equipped with professional stage lighting which can be hired for use by competent / experienced operators.

The lighting bar is height adjustable and is approx. 5 metres from the floor (11.8 metres from the back wall).

£40.00 per booking.

Basic first aid kits are located in the communal kitchen and the Community Office at Benenden Village Hall.

The nearest defibrillator is located at Wheelwrights House on the village green in Benenden (TN17 4DJ).

Wi-fi is available throughout the building for use by hirers and users of Benenden Village Hall. The password is available on request.

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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