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.
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Please scroll down for updated information regarding hiring in respect of COVID-19 guidelines.
The Main Hall (11m x 12.5m) 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.
The Hewitt Room (6m x 9m) has a full bar facility 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 also have some dinner plates, but not glasses or cutlery.
All facilities include folding tables with wheels. There are also 180 chairs available.
Hiring information (Please note any changes in relation to COVID-19)
Standard capacities (Max capacities are dependant upon the chosen layout, use of furniture etc.)
- Main Hall: Up to 120 seated at tables, 170 seated theatre style and 240 standing.
- Hewitt Room: Up to 60 seated and 100 standing.
Updated December 2020 – All bookings are bound by social distancing guidelines, regardless of the rooms being hired. For those who have exemption, the capacities are as follows:
- Main Hall: Up to 30 people (2m2) or 15 people (3m2).
- Hewitt Room: Up to 14 people (2m2) or 6 people (2m2)
It is your responsibility to demonstrate that your booking is allowed at the current time – see www.gov.uk/coronavirus for more information.
|Room/s to hire||Resident/regular hirer||Non-resident/commercial hirer|
|Main Hall & shared kitchen||£26||£38|
|Hewitt Room & shared kitchen||£21||£31|
|Main Hall, Hewitt Room & kitchen*||£30||£45|
|Main Hall, Hewitt Room & kitchen* – all day (9am-12am)||£350|