With adequate parking and disabled access Benenden Village Hall is the ideal venue for private events such as parties.
Both halls are accessed from the communal entrance / lobby and can be linked via a set of centralised double-doors.
Please note that we are able to offer discounted rates for Benenden Parish residents.
Hire Charges with Effect from 1st April 2023
- Entire Venue (excluding changing rooms) £35.00 per hour
If your event needs extra space or is likely to be disturbed (or vice versa) by an event in the other hall, it is recommended that both halls are booked. The small hall / meeting room is often used for setting up a buffet and drinks at parties and can be linked to the main hall by a set of double doors. Hiring the entire venue also ensures exclusive use of the building / facilities including the well equipped kitchen and toilets.
- Main Hall only (including stage, kitchen, toilets, car park) £24.00 per hour
The large Main Hall contains the stage equipped with sound system and lighting. There is access to the communal kitchen from the main hall together with a serving hatch. There are glass doors facing a grassy area to the rear of the building. There are ample tables and chairs which hirers are welcome to use for their event.
- Small Hall / Meeting Room only (including kitchen, toilets, car park) £16.00 per hour
The Small Hall / Meeting Room has windows facing the green at the front of the building and is ideal for meetings or small classes. There is access to the communal kitchen together with a serving hatch. There are ample tables and chairs which hirers are welcome to use for their event.
The two changing rooms, located to the rear of the main hall stage, each have two electric showers and adjacent toilets.
Use of Alcohol Licence £25.00 per booking
Sound System £12.00 per booking
Sound System & Microphones £17.00 per booking
Projector & Screen £23.00 per booking
Includes sound system and microphone hire.
Rotating Glitter Ball & Disco Lights £5.00 per booking
Lighting System for Main Hall Stage £40.00 per booking
Piano £5.00 per booking
Linen Tablecloths £8.50 each
To fit a 6' round table seating 10-12 persons.
Hearing Loop FREE
Please Note: The above hire charges apply to bookings on individual days. For events over several days, hire charges will apply to each day separately.
Payment / Deposits
For bookings up to £50.00, payment in full will be required at the time of booking. For all other bookings, a non-returnable deposit of either £50.00 or £100.00, depending on the size of the event, is required.
All bookings must be paid for in full at least two weeks prior to the event.
A £300.00 returnable deposit against damage is required at time of booking for large events or events supplying / selling alcohol.
A £50.00 returnable deposit against damage is required when hiring the projector and screen, the sound system and microphones or the stage lighting system.
For full details, please see our Regulations and Conditions of Hire.