Update 31 March 2022:
Building works began at the end of March as part of the long awaited refurbishment and modernisation of The Memorial Hall.
We anticipate that the work will be completed by the autumn, but in the meantime, there may be some disruption during working hours.
There will be a reduction in car parking spaces and the building will be closed during summer holidays (dates TBC). Temporary ramped access to the building will be clearly marked on the west side.
Click here for more information regarding the refurbishment.
Wheathampstead Parish Council owns and operates The Memorial Hall, Marford Road, AL4 8AY, in Wheathampstead as a community facility. The Main Hall and Hewitt Room are available for hire.
The Memorial Hall also houses the Parish Council office and police office. There is ample parking which is shared by The Memorial Hall and the Village Surgery, the local GP surgery that occupies the same site.
Click here for the current floor plan.
Please scroll down for updated information regarding hiring in respect of COVID-19 guidelines.
The Main Hall (12.5m x 11m) has a raised stage (8.5m x 5m), full stage lighting and electrically operated curtains.
It also has an AV (audio-visual) system that will allow high quality films and presentations to be shown on a 4m screen using a high-resolution projector. This room has a sprung wooden floor, ideal for dancing.
There are acoustic baffles to reduce echo and a hearing loop is available whenever the AV system is switched on. There is easy access to the kitchen and a concertina-style partition can be removed to connect to the Hewitt Room.
Room capacity: Up to 120 seated at tables, 170 seated theatre style and 240 standing*.
The Hewitt Room (8.5m x 6m) has a bar area and separate access to the kitchen. This room has a 70″ UHD 4K monitor, which can be used for the showing of presentations and videos/films where required, using either a cable or wirelessly.
The kitchen includes a range cooker, two large sinks, glasswasher, fridge-freezer, large selection of mugs, cups and saucers and multiple surfaces for food preparation etc. We do not loan out any other crockery, glasses or cutlery.
Room capacity: Up to 50 seated and 100 standing*.
The Old Library (11.3m x 9.2m) is a spacious, carpeted room with a fixed desk in one corner. It has a separate entrance up a small set of steps that can be accessed directly from the car park.
Room capacity: Up to 80 seated and 160 standing*.
This space is only available until late March 2022, it will thereafter be demolished and turned into a new space as part of the refurbishment – SEE HERE FOR MORE INFO.
*The ‘standing’ capacity is the maximum number of people allowed in that room. This assumes that there is no furniture or other items in the room reducing the available floor space.
Furniture and equipment: All facilities include the use of up to 25 folding tables with wheels, a small selection of smaller tables, 180 chairs, display boards and assorted cables (HDMI, VGA, audio etc). These are shared between the all three rooms and must be requested and agreed in advance.
|Room/s to hire||Resident/regular hirer per hour||Non-resident/commercial hirer per hour|
|Main Hall & shared kitchen||£32.40||£48.00|
|Hewitt Room & shared kitchen||£25.80||£39.60|
|Main Hall, Hewitt Room & kitchen**||£38.40||£57.60|
|Main Hall, Hewitt Room & kitchen** – all day (9am-12am)||£428.40|