Frequently Asked Questions
Find answers to some of the questions you may have regarding Wellingore Memorial Hall here. We’ve addressed some of the most common ones below, but if something isn’t clear feel free to contact us. We’ll be happy to assist you in any way possible.
How much does it cost to hire the Hall? / How do I make a Booking?
We have set charges dependent on which facilities and equipment you'd like to hire and once your booking is confirmed we will require full payment before your event. Payment can be by bank transfer or cash/cheque - our Treasurer will agree this with you prior to confirming any booking. Cancellation prior to your event works on a sliding scale in line with how much notice you are able to give the Hall of your wish to cancel. Full details are on the current price document available to view below.
Click HERE to view our current hire prices
Click HERE to view our Terms & Conditions
Click HERE to make a booking
When do I know if the Hall is available for my chosen date(s)?
Click HERE to see the Bookings Calendar and see what's booked and what is available.
Do you have bar facilities?
Yes, we have a fully licensed and well stocked bar available for your event. Just indicate on the Booking Form that you need it and we will open the bar for you and supply barstaff. If you need an extended license let us know and we will make the necessary application.
Can I use a catering company?
Yes, you can hire our kitchen facilities for your event and then have your own caterers use it.
Can I hire or bring a bouncy castle/inflatable to my event?
No - Unfortunately due to the complicated rules about insurance and supervision we are not covered for any type of bouncy castle or inflatable equipment in the Hall or on the playing field.
How do I know the Hall is suitable for my event?
We have four distinct spaces, the Main Hall, the John Randall Room, the Kitchen and the Bar area. If you wish to visit the Hall before you decide if it is suitable, we can easily arrange a site visit so you can see for yourself.
Click HERE to see the floorplan.
Are there tables and chairs?
We have plenty of tables and chairs suitable for all events, from theatre style events to wedding receptions.
Does the Hall have WiFi?
WiFi is available and free to use in the Hall and you will be given all the information you need to be able to join the WiFi prior to your event taking place.
Is the Hall accessible for disabled visitors?
The Hall is fully accessible for disabled visitors and has ramps for ease of access and dedicated unisex disabled toilet facilities.
Does the Hall have baby changing facilities?
Baby changing facilities are available within the disabled toilet area of the Hall.
Is there a car park?
There is a dedicated tarmac car park on site which has ample parking and disabled parking close to the entrance.
What is the capacity / How many people can the Hall hold?
The number varies dependent on the usage.
For theatre style seated events in rows the main Hall can seat 350 people
For live music events with standing only, the main Hall capacity is 275
For seated wedding receptions we recommend approx. 100 around tables to avoid a feeling of being too cramped in the main Hall. There is the option of opening up the dividers between the main hall and the John Randall Room to increase this if desired.
Is there stage and/or sound equipment that I can hook up my iPad/iPhone to?
We have a full sound set up with options for playing music or for full theatre productions. Let us know at point of enquiry what your requirements are and we can advise on an individual basis.
What equipment does the kitchen have? / Is there cutlery and crockery available?
The kitchen equipment can be used as part of the Hall hire giving you access to fridge, freezer, stainless steel prep benches, double stainless steel sinks, warming drawer, double catering oven and five ring gas cooker. Cutlery and crockery is available if required at extra charge.
Can I bring indoor children’s bikes/scooters?
No, you should not bring any scooters, indoor bikes or any other equipment that could damage the Hall floor.
Are there any outdoor facilities I can use if weather permits?
There is a public picnic area, play equipment, all weather pitch and small children's play area on the field which is owned and maintained by Wellingore Parish Council.
Can I attach decorations for my event to the walls/ceiling?
Decorations can be put up in the Hall but must be removed after your event and all 'sellotape' removed leaving the surfaces free of tape and in their original condition. Under no circumstances should you use pins, tacks, nails etc. No 'blutack' as this leaves an oily residue which is extremely difficult to remove and does penetrate the paint on the walls. You will be charged for any repairs resulting from any damage caused.
How do I operate the cooker/lights and any other equipment?
The cooker is gas and this is operated by the yellow gas lever above it and to the left. Heating is operated by the panel of switches in the cleaning cupboard in the John Randall Room.
How much cleaning up do you expect me to do?
The Hall must be cleaned up after use and left as it was found.
What should I do with any rubbish?
You are required to take your rubbish away with you at the end of your event - whilst we do have some bins for recycling these are for the general waste generated through running the Hall and are not large enough for event rubbish. You will be charged if you leave your rubbish behind after your event so please make sure you have arrangements in place to take it with you.