Page Last Updated: 18/10/2023

 

 

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

Changing Rooms

The two changing rooms, located to the rear of the main hall stage, each have two electric showers and adjacent toilets.

Extras

For further information please visit the equipment section. 

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.

Local Village Halls / Venues

Venue

No. Halls

Capactity

Outside Space

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