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Wedding Receptions, Parties & Formal Functions

With its Premises Licence and rural setting, Benenden Village Hall is the ideal venue for your wedding reception, party or formal function. The hall has a well equipped kitchen with serving hatches into both the main and small halls. There is room for up to 12 large round tables in the main hall seating up to 120 guests.

It is a versatile venue and there are companies that can dress the venue to suit your different themes, colour schemes and purposes with fabric linings, tablecloths and chair covers.

The main entrance to the hall can also be transformed to suit your needs.

Benenden Village Hall is only a short walk from St. George’s Church and has ample free parking for your guests. For large events, consideration may be given to using the recreation field for additional parking. This is by arrangement only.The main hall is equipped with a sound system with microphones for the speeches.

The recreation field, located next to the hall, can also be used as additional outside space for a marquee or may be a bouncy castle for the children. There is also a popular children’s play area at the top of the recreations field.

For the evening, tables can be cleared away to make space for dancing. The hall is equipped with a sound system for music and the main hall stage is ideal for a band playing live music or D.J.

A mobile or outside bar would also make a lovely addition to your reception or function with many companies offering some quirky alternatives to a traditional bar.

The small hall, with access directly from the kitchen, communal entrance and main hall, is perfect for setting up a buffet for your evening guests to enjoy. 

Available dates for your wedding or formal function can be seen on the Benenden Village Hall Calendar but it is still worth contacting us if your chosen date is taken. Many of our regular hirers are flexible and able to accommodate occasional requests to vary the dates or times of their classes or events.

The photo gallery will give you an idea of some of the events that have taken place at Benenden Village Hall and the ways in which it has been transformed into the ideal venue. However, the best suggestion would be to visit the hall to be shown round and to discuss any ideas or requirements you may have with the hall manager.

Photo Gallery


To add that special something extra to your wedding reception or formal function, why not consider some of the below ideas and suggestions.

Adam Smith, Magician

Having performed at 1000s of events over the years which include weddings, parties, corporate functions, and other social gatherings, Adam has built up a great reputation and name for himself, which now makes him one of the most highly in-demand magicians and one of the best in the Southeast and London.

Adam offers a unique experience for your guests and is completely customisable for your event.


Disco, Karaoke, Quiz nights, Bingo, Mascots, Popcorn Machine, Candy floss, Baby Gender Boxes, Wedding Postbox, Candy Carts, Wishing Tree 

Contact: Amanda – 07843 882960, 01233 758242,, email:

Jez Druce, Toastmaster

As your toastmaster, you can be assured that I will bring the right balance of formality, fun and function to your event, tailored to the style of service you specify, whether that be quiet and formal, or spontaneous and casual.

Your event will run smoothly because I will provide a first class service. My meticulous attention to detail and knowledge of protocol and etiquette will ensure this.​

Men in Red Toastmasters will help plan, coordinate and present any type of event, but it’s weddings we really enjoy. And, even if we do stand out from the crowd in the red coat, we never forget that the day is all about the couple.

We love the history, the pomp and the circumstance of our profession, and we will make sure that comes across. But, we also want everyone to ENJOY what we do at their event.

We won’t be dull. We won’t be disorderly. We will be Men in Red!
Strikes A Pose is a family run business based in Crowborough, East Sussex specialising in photobooth hire for your special events. 
Contact Stephen Thompson on: 07538 174939.


Please note that the businesses featured on this page are not affiliated with, and no responsibility is accepted by, Benenden Village Hall should you decide to use them.

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Entertainment Equipment

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

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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